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Jobs and the economy are closely linked. There are a lot of sources of information about BC’s economy.
On this site, there is information posted about regions and sectors:
- Under Regions, you can find out more about our regional competitive advantages, the workforce, where the people are, and the forecast to 2013. You can see demographics and characteristics of the workforce by region of the province.
- Under Industry Sectors, you can also learn more about the 8 key industry sectors within the BC Jobs Plan. Sector reports outline the history and importance of the sector, while highlighting the strategy for moving forward and building new opportunities.
There are other great sources too:
- The Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation has more detailed information about how BC’s economy is structured, how BC’s economy has changed over time and the future outlook to 2017.
- BC Stats releases regular reports on BC’s economy.
- BC Stats produced a very detailed look at BC’s labour market with projections for the period 2010 to 2020. In the report, you will find:
- how many jobs openings are expected for B.C. over that 10-year period
- which regions are predicted to have the fastest growing demand for workers
- which occupations are expected to be in highest demand
- what level of education and training will be needed for the predicted job openings
- how B.C.’s aging workforce is expected to affect employment across the province
- The Job Trend Tracker may be another useful tool to search demand for careers by region, education/salary information, etc.