B.C.’s Labour Market Outlook: 2017 Edition

What’s in your future? British Columbians in all walks of life have an interest in where opportunities will be in our province. British Columbia’s Labour Market Outlook report can help.

B.C.’s Labour Market Outlook report is a ten-year forecast of the province’s flow of supply and demand for labour. The publication is updated every year to give British Columbians the information they need to make informed decisions on careers, skills training, education and hiring.

The 2017 edition of the Outlook provides the most up-to-date information on the types of jobs and skills that will be in demand in B.C. between now and 2027.

Did you know?

  • The labour market is the supply of available workers related to the work that’s available. It can vary by geography, by industry and by occupation.
  • The labour market also evolves—the demand for, and supply of, workers shifts over time.
  • B.C.’s demographics are changing—about 8% of people are now at retirement age.
  • Over the coming decade, 70% of all job openings will result from people leaving the workforce, mostly due to retirement.
  • In all, B.C. is forecast to have 917,000 job openings between 2017 and 2027.
  • 78% of future jobs will require some form of post-secondary education or training

Inside the Outlook

  • A ten-year forecast of jobs in demand and the level of skill needed to get them
  • A listing of the expected job opportunities in each of B.C.’s seven regions
  • A look at the changing workforce, including how skills and competencies are shifting

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