As the first half of 2022 draws to a close, we reflect on the province’s notable achievements so far. First, British Columbia continues to welcome newcomers at a record pace. In the first quarter of 2022, 20,670 permanent residents chose BC as their new home, double the numbers observed in Q1 of 2021 and 2020. If BC continues to welcome newcomers at this pace, the province could receive 82,680 new permanent residents in 2022.
Vancouver remains top of mind for most new Canadians arriving on the West Coast. In addition, most jobs in British Columbia are also based in Vancouver and the surrounding areas, with almost two million filled and unfilled positions currently in the region.
Irrespective of regional boundaries, employment in BC is more likely to be in the service sector than the goods-producing sector. Across the province, there are four times more jobs in the service sector than in the goods-producing sector. British Columbians also work in many different industries, with no industry accounting for more than 20% of occupations in BC.
Other IEC-BC Infographics you might be interested to check out:
- IEC-BC’s Visual Impact Story
- Over A Million Jobs to Be Added to BC’s Economy
- The Future of Immigrant Talent in BC’s Labour Market
- BC Leading the Country in Employment and New Business Growth