07 February 2022

Did you know that B.C. is expected to have 1,004,000 job openings between 2021 and 2031? Of the expected job openings in B.C. over the next decade, nearly 80 per cent will require some level of post-secondary education or training.

Find out what the 10-year forecast shows about the supply and demand for labour in our province. You’ll learn about future job openings across 61 industries, 500 occupations and seven regions.

The Labour Market Outlook provides British Columbians with the knowledge to make informed decisions on careers, hiring, training and education. Whether you are looking for your first job, coming back to the workforce after an absence or switching careers to achieve your professional goals, the Labour Market Outlook will help you determine what the job opportunities will be in B.C., and the skills and competencies that will help you be successful.

Learn about high opportunity occupations that over the next 10 years are expected to experience higher demand and offer higher pay compared to other occupations.

Key changes for the 2021 edition include:

  • A new Career Search Tool on WorkBC.ca that lets users search careers of interest using eight filter categories: Region, Education, Occupational interest, Industry, Occupational category, Part-time/Full-time, Salary, and Keyword(s). 
  • A new Career Transition Tool on WorkBC.ca that uses information about education, experience, skills and experience to identify occupations that users could move to relatively easily from their existing occupation.  
  • An online dashboard application giving access to interactive versions of the charts and tables in the report.
  • A new apprenticeship certificate education category. The previous education category called diplomas and certificates has been split into two subcategories: apprenticeship certificates and other diplomas and certificates.

Discover more about B.C.’s Labour Market Outlook: 2021 Edition.