Goods and Services sectors
Share of employment in Goods and Service sectors (2017)
Source: 2017 Labour Force Survey
The Service sector in this region had just over one percent share of provincial employment in the region in 2015.
The Port of Prince Rupert has expanded in recent years and now has the capacity to handle container traffic. The growth of the port has created more opportunities for employment in Transportation and Warehousing, which may explain the higher than average share of employment in that industry in North Coast and Nechako.
This region was home to less than three percent of jobs in the Goods-producing industry (agriculture, forestry, mining, oil and gas, fishing, hunting and trapping, utilities, construction and manufacturing). Forestry and logging operations account for a large portion of employment in this sector, but there are also some large mines in the region, and fishing is an important activity on the coast.