Businesses in the manufacturing industry transform materials into new products. They may produce finished goods or semi-processed raw materials, or assemble components into new products. The manufacturing industry in B.C. includes several sub-industries, such as food and beverage, advanced wood products, life sciences equipment and apparel.

More information is available about this industry in the B.C. Labour Market Outlook.

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Fabricated metal product manufacturing
Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing
Machinery manufacturing
Other manufacturing
Paper manufacturing
Primary metal manufacturing
Ship and boat building
Transportation equipment manufacturing (excluding shipbuilding)
Wood product manufacturing

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