Key Sectors

Sectors & Industries The economy in Chilliwack is diverse, with several key industry sectors leading the way in terms of economic impact and employment. New business investment in these sectors is creating opportunities for ongoing growth of the local economy. Please visit http://businessinchilliwack.com/sectors-and-industries for more information.

Transportation

By Road Chilliwack is situated along the TransCanada Highway, connecting to Vancouver, the USA and Pacific Rim markets. Chilliwack is a popular truck stop for long haul trucks, as the city has no municipal tax on fuel. Chilliwack is home to about 60 national and local trucking firms, including 19 common carriers and 14 local […]

Utilities

Energy BC Hydro serves the electricity needs of the majority of all British Columbia’s residents, including Chilliwack. In the Lower Mainland, BC Hydro’s hydroelectric facilities, generate over 4,900 gigawatt-hours (GWh) a year. BC Hydro provides an abundant and reliable source of clean energy at a lower cost than most major cites. Visit: BChydro.com. FortisBC serves […]

Households

Households & Housing About 80% of Chilliwack households are located in urban or suburban areas. Housing development originated in Chilliwack proper, on the north side of the highway. Then growth spread south through the Sardis-Vedder corridor and up the hillsides, south of the highway. As much of Chilliwack’s land is protected and reserved for agricultural […]

Language & Ethnicity

Languages Canada is a bilingual country with English and French as the official languages. However, the primary language of the province of British Columbia is English. The data table above shows languages spoken at home in Chilliwack. Ethnic Origin This table displays census data collected on ethnic origin as well as the top countries of […]

Population

Population Growth Chilliwack has a population of 91, 797, with a five year growth rate of 7.5% (2018 statistic). This is a greater growth rate than neighbouring communities. With continued steady growth, the city’s projected population is expected to surpass 100,000 by 2021. Population by Age The median age in the City of Chilliwack is […]

Religion

Religion & Multiculturalism According to Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), 58.3% of the population in Chilliwack reported a religious affiliation, while 41.7% said they had no religious affiliation. For British Columbia as a whole, 55.9% of the population reported a religious affiliation, while 44.1% had no religion. The most frequently reported religious affiliation […]