Employment

Employment by Industry (NAICS)

wdt_ID INDUSTRY BRITISH COLUMBIA BRITISH COLUMBIA % CHILLIWACK CHILLIWACK %
1 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 65,205 2.6% 2,495 6%
2 Mining, Oil and Gas Extraction 25,920 1% 260 0.6%
3 Utilities 12,445 0.5% 115 0.3%
4 Construction 199,985 8% 4,490 11%
5 Manufacturing 157,560 6% 3,480 8%
6 Wholesale Trade 82,105 3% 1,145 4%
7 Retail trade 283,135 11% 4,825 12%
8 Transportation and Warehousing 128,4 00 5% 1,840 4%
9 Information and Cultural Ind. 67,225 3% 485 1%
10 Finance and Insurance 93,805 4.0% 1,040 2%

Refers to the general nature of the business carried out in the establishment where the person worked. The data are produced according to the NAICS 2012.

Employment

wdt_ID Work Force Chilliwack BC
1 POPULATION (15 YEARS) 66,310 3.9M
2 LABOUR FORCE 42,065 2.5M
3 EMPLOYED 39,355 2.3M
4 PARTICIPATION 63.4% 63.9%
5 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 6.4% 6.7%
6 FULL-TIME 52.3% 31%
7 PART-TIME 52.2% 36%

British Columbia’s south west Lower Mainland is home to about 70% of the province’s workforce. There were 1.5 million people working in the region in 2016. The Labour Market outlook for the next decade shows that about 40% of new jobs will be attributed to new growth, while about 60% will be attributed to the replacement of retiring workers.