Business, Building and Other Support Services

Overview

Employment summary

Growth (2019-2020):
-15.6%
Job growth (2019-2020):
-18,000
Total employment (2020):
97,700

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Key points
  • Most of the employment in the Business, Building and Other Support Services industry occurs in the Mainland / Southwest.
  • Wages for both men and women are often below the provincial average.
  • Self-employment is common in this industry
  • Many businesses in this industry employ fewer than 20 people.

The Business services group includes businesses that provide support services for the day-to-day operations of a range of enterprises, such as administrative facilities and call centres.
The Building services group includes occupations that ensure buildings are in operational order. Examples include janitorial, landscaping and carpentry services.
The Other Support services group includes businesses that provide waste and remediation services, such as garbage collection and recycling.

Workforce

Gender

Employment by gender in 2020

  Men: 58%
  Women: 42%

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Provincial average in 2020

  Men: 52%
  Women: 48%

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Age groups

% of employees under 25 years of age

  • 2015
  • 2020
  • B.C. average (2020)

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

% of employees 55 years and older

  • 2015
  • 2020
  • B.C. average (2020)

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Employment

Types of employment

2015 2020 B.C. average (2020)
Part time
(% of employees working part time)
2015
25%
2020
31%
B.C. average (2020)
21%
Self-employed
(% of employees who are self-employed)
2015
25%
2020
32%
B.C. average (2020)
18%
Temporary jobs
(% of employees in temporary jobs)
2015
20%
2020
16%
B.C. average (2020)
11%

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Workplace

% of workers in firms less than 20 employees

  • 2015
  • 2020
  • B.C. average (2020)

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

% of workers in private sector jobs

  • 2015
  • 2020
  • B.C. average (2020)

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Unemployment rate

  • 2015
  • 2020
  • B.C. average (2020)

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Earnings

Average hourly wages in this industry

Men

  • 2015
  • 2020
  • B.C. average (2020)

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Women

  • 2015
  • 2020
  • B.C. average (2020)

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Youth

  • 2015
  • 2020
  • B.C. average (2020)

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Location of work

Select your region:
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
  % employment of this industry
  % employment of all industries

Vancouver Island / Coast

Mainland / Southwest

Thompson-Okanagan

Kootenay

Cariboo

North Coast & Nechako

Northeast

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2020 Labour Force Survey

Employment outlook

2019 2024 2029
Forecasted employment
2019
108,000
2024
114,600
2029
120,300

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted average annual employment growth rate

  • 2019 - 2024
  • 2024 - 2029

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted industry share of total employment

  • 2019
  • 2024
  • 2029

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Additional resources

BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA)
http://www.bccsa.ca

British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA)
http://www.bccassn.com

Construction Sector Council (CSC)
http://www.csc-ca.org

North American Industry Classification System
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/concepts/industry-industrie-eng.htm

Product Stewardship – B.C. Ministry of Environment
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/topic.page?id=BEBA70369C274C8FBA4FB42BE828A9EB

Recycling Council of British Columbia
https://www.rcbc.ca/

Waste Management Association of B.C.
http://www.wmabc.ca/