2017 State of the Island Economic Summit Series

Record employment growth drives the Island’s greatest job creation rate since 2010

September 13, 2017 - 10:53am

According to CPABC Regional Check-Up, an annual economic report by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia, population growth, a rise in tourism, and a robust and diversified economy contributed to record employment growth on Vancouver Island in 2016. Unemployment also fell to its lowest level since 2008. New jobs in Victoria represented 67.4 per cent of the 9,200 new jobs created in the Vancouver Island/Coast Development Region. Victoria’s impressive surge in employment propelled the area’s greatest job growth since 2010.

By: VIEA Contributors