Fishing, Hunting and Trapping

Overview

Employment summary

Growth (2014-2015):
-20.0%
Job growth (2014-2015):
-400
Total employment (2015):
1,600

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Key points
  • The majority of jobs in this industry involve fishing and are located in the Vancouver Island / Coast region.
  • The vast majority of workers are self-employed.
  • About half of all workers in the industry are employed on a temporary basis.

The Fishing, Hunting and Trapping industry is made up mainly of businesses that are involved in harvesting fish and other wildlife and providing related support activities.

Workforce

Gender

Employment by gender in 2015

  Men: N/A
  Women: N/A

N/A - Data not available

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)

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

% of employees 55 years and older

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

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Employment

Types of employment

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

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Workplace

% of workers in firms less than 20 employees

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

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

% of workers in private sector jobs

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

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Unemployment rate

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

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Earnings

Average hourly wages in this industry

Men

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

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Women

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

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2015 Labour Force Survey

Youth

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

N/A - Data not available

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
2,000
2020
2,200
2025
2,200

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 Trappers Association
http://bctrappers.bc.ca/research.html

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC
http://www.gofishbc.com/

Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC)
https://www.goabc.org/