Goods and Services sectors
Share of employment in Goods and Service sectors (2017)
Source: 2017 Labour Force Survey
With the abundance of mountain ranges in Kootenay, including the Rocky Mountains, the region is a popular destination for skiers and nature lovers alike. Tourism activities create employment opportunities in the Accommodation and Food Services industry.
Most of Kootenay’s job in the Goods sector (Agriculture, Forestry, Mining, oil and gas, Fishing, hunting and trapping, Utilities, Construction and Manufacturing) are in Mining, particularly coal mining. Several hydroelectric dams, including the Seven Mile, Kootenay Canal, Waneta, Keenleyside and Brilliant dams, are located in the region, creating employment in the Utilities industry.