Goods and Services sectors
Share of employment in Goods and Service sectors (2017)
Source: 2017 Labour Force Survey
The Vancouver Island/Coast region accounts for the second largest percent of provincial employment.
Vancouver Island/Coast is a mixture of urban and rural areas, and its economy reflects this diversity. As Victoria is the capital city, there is a large government presence.
In 2015, Vancouver Island / Coast accounted for fourteen percent of provincial employment in the Goods producing sector (agriculture, forestry, mining, oil and gas, fishing, hunting and trapping, utilities, construction and manufacturing).
In the more rural areas of Vancouver Island / Coast, there are significant resource-based activities.