Retail Trade

The retail trade industry is comprised of businesses involved in the sale of finished goods and related services to consumers; these businesses operate through a variety of physical and non-physical distribution channels. Common examples of physical retailers include department stores, specialty shops, and market stalls; non-physical retailers can include online marketplaces, television shopping channels, and door-to-door sellers.

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

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Raw data is available at BC Data Catalogue.


Health and personal care stores
Motor vehicle and parts dealers
Online shopping
Other retail trade (excluding cars, online shopping and personal care)

Sector Labour Market Partnerships Program

The Sector Labour Market Partnerships (SLMP) Program helps industry and employers understand and respond to changing labour market demands. Under the program, partnership-led projects can apply for funding to address broader sector and regional labour market issues.

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