B.C.’s Labour Market Outlook: 2019 Edition

What’s in your future? Whether you are looking for your first job, coming back to the workforce after an absence or switching careers to achieve your professional goals, you’ll want to know what the job opportunities will be in our province. The British Columbia Labour Market Outlook can help.
The British Columbia Labour Market Outlook provides a 10-year forecast of the flow of supply and demand for labour in the province. The forecast is updated every year to give British Columbians the most up-to-date information they need to make informed decisions on careers, skills training, education and hiring.

BC Job Oppenings by Education 2019

Did you know?

B.C. is expected to have 861,000 job openings between 2019 and 2029. Over three-quarters of these job openings will require some form of post-secondary education and training.

Inside the Outlook

  • 10-year forecasts of job openings across 59 industries, 500 occupations and 7 regions.
  • New this year: 10-year forecast of job openings by occupational interest.
  • New this year: Lists of High Opportunity Occupations for B.C. and for each of B.C.’s seven economic regions. Compared to other occupations, High Opportunity Occupations are expected to experience higher demand and offer higher pay.

Find High Opportunity Occupations where you live, for who you are and what you aspire to be.
Use the Career Search Tool and explore careers by region, education, occupational interest and more.

Read Good Jobs for Today & Tomorrow, a guide that shows you how to use the information in the Outlook to help make career decisions.
Download the British Columbia Labour Market Outlook: 2019 Edition with full forecast details. For more details on the forecasting methodology, see the Labour Market Outlook’s description on the Labour Market Information Council’s website.

You can also find the forecast data on the B.C. Data Catalogue.