Business, Building and Other Support Services

Overview

Employment summary

Growth (2014-2015):
+6.4%
Job growth (2014-2015):
+5,600
Total employment (2015):
93,500

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Key points
  • Most jobs in the Business, Building and Other Support Services industry are located in Mainland / Southwest.
  • Wages for both men and women are below the provincial average.
  • Self-employment is common in this industry, with over one-third of people in the industry working for themselves.
  • Nearly half of the 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 2015

  Men: 54%
  Women: 46%

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Provincial average in 2015

  Men: 52%
  Women: 48%

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Age groups

% of employees under 25 years of age

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

% of employees 55 years and older

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Employment

Types of employment

2010 2015 B.C. average (2015)
Part time
(% of employees working part time)
2010
27%
2015
25%
B.C. average (2015)
21%
Self-employed
(% of employees who are self-employed)
2010
31%
2015
25%
B.C. average (2015)
18%
Temporary jobs
(% of employees in temporary jobs)
2010
20%
2015
20%
B.C. average (2015)
14%

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Workplace

% of workers in firms less than 20 employees

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

% of workers in private sector jobs

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Unemployment rate

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Earnings

Average hourly wages in this industry

Men

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Women

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Youth

  • 2010
  • 2015
  • B.C. average (2015)

Source: 2015 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: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Employment outlook

2016 2020 2025
Forecasted employment
2016
92,900
2020
96,500
2025
100,400

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted average annual employment growth rate

  • 2016 - 2020
  • 2020 - 2025

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted industry share of total employment

  • 2016
  • 2020
  • 2025

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://rcbc.bc.ca/

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