Industry Profiles

Scan historical and outlook data for B.C.’s 18 major industries. Access these industry profiles to see employment trends, earning potential and more. The profiles are organized using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

Industry Growth
(2014-2015)
Job growth
(2014-2015)
Total employment
(2015)
Accommodation and Food Services Growth
(2014-2015)
-4.2%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
-7,800 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
177,500
Agriculture and Fishing1 Growth
(2014-2015)
-8.6%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
-2,100 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
22,200
Business, Building and Other Support Services Growth
(2014-2015)
+6.4%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+5,600 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
93,500
Construction Growth
(2014-2015)
+0.5%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+1,000 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
201,500
Educational Services Growth
(2014-2015)
-1.7%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
-2,900 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
163,400
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Growth
(2014-2015)
-6.3%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
-8,600 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
128,600
Forestry and Logging with Support Activities Growth
(2014-2015)
+1.0%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+200 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
19,400
Health Care and Social Assistance Growth
(2014-2015)
+6.5%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+17,600 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
287,400
Information, Culture and Recreation Growth
(2014-2015)
+6.3%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+6,800 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
114,500
Manufacturing Growth
(2014-2015)
+6.9%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+11,100 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
172,500
Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction Growth
(2014-2015)
-4.5%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
-1,300 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
27,400
Other Private Services Growth
(2014-2015)
+2.6%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+2,700 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
105,100
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Growth
(2014-2015)
+3.2%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+5,800 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
188,100
Public Administration Growth
(2014-2015)
-1.8%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
-1,800 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
96,100
Retail Trade2 Growth
(2014-2015)
-1.4%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
-5,100 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
352,900
Transportation and Warehousing Growth
(2014-2015)
+4.6%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+6,200 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
140,000
Utilities Growth
(2014-2015)
+5.8%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
+800 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
14,500
Wholesale Trade2 Growth
(2014-2015)
-1.4%
Job growth
(2014-2015)
-5,100 jobs
Total employment
(2015)
352,900

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Note:1Data represents Agriculture industry only and will be updated when the 2017 data is available from Statistics Canada.
2Data represents Wholesale and Retail Trade and will be updated when the 2017 data is available from Statistics Canada.