Jobs by Sector context measure

Metro 2040 supports a diverse economy through compact land use development patterns. The region’s economy is anchored by the activities of major institutions (e.g. Port of Vancouver, Vancouver International Airport, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Emily Carr University) and a network of small and medium enterprises specializing in high-tech; finance, insurance, and real estate; film and television; and, tourism. Institutional, office, and retail activities have been key to the successful development of Urban Centres across the region.

In 2011, there were 1.2 million jobs in the region (961,000 jobs were in a fixed location, 90,000 were at home, and 158,000 jobs had no fixed location).
Metro 2040 vision
Diverse and balanced economic activities help facilitate complete communities and reduce long commutes to work

Metro Vancouver

1.2 Million


Jobs were in a Fixed Location


Jobs were at Home


Jobs had No Fixed Location

Data available upon release of 2016 Census in 2019.

2011 Jobs by Industry Sector

*Sectors are categorized by the industry that employs the worker and may employ various occupations, such as a mining company with an accountant on staff. Nascimento