B.C. forecasts more than one million jobs over next decade, health, tech key areas

Energeticcity is the voice of the Peace.  But we need your help. Give $10 a month today and be the reason we can cover the next story!

VICTORIA — More than one million jobs will need to be filled in British Columbia in the next decade, and a labour outlook says about two-thirds of them will be needed to replace workers retiring. 

The government says its labour forecast helps businesses, post-secondary institutions, organizations and governments plan for the future.

Selina Robinson, post-secondary education and future skills minister, says key growth areas for work will be in the technology and health-care sectors.

She says job opportunities are expected to be significant over the next decade and the government plans to support programs and initiatives that ensure people have the skills and supports to take advantage of the openings. 

The provincial government highlighted in its throne speech the introduction of an accessible and affordable skills training plan to help people prepare for jobs today and over the next decade.

The outlook says those with post-secondary education will fill nearly 80 per cent of the job openings.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 8, 2023.

The Canadian Press

Thanks for Reading!

Energeticcity.ca is the voice of the Peace, bringing issues that matter to the forefront with independent journalism. Our job is to share the unique values of the Peace region with the rest of B.C. and make sure those in power hear us. From your kids’ lemonade stand to natural resource projects, we cover it–but we need your support.


Give $10 a month to Energeticcity.ca today and be the reason we can cover the next story.

Don't miss a news

story with our daily email!

This site uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.