Workforce & Demographics

A talented, skilled, and growing workforce lives and works in North Vancouver.  Our world-class outdoor lifestyle is a distinct advantage as an attractive place to live and continues to draw people from around Greater Vancouver and other regions. 

Population

North Vancouver is home to a diverse population.  As a result, the employee base is a talented, knowledgeable, resourceful and skilled workforce.

 

Population
Source: Statscan Census
Last Updated: February 2017

Cultural Diversity
Source: Statscan Census
Last Updated: October 2017

Education

North Vancouver offers a wide range of noteworthy educational facilities and programs—from primary education all the way through to post-secondary programs. In total, there are 26 elementary & high schools  that offer several unique learning opportunities including Artists for Kids, French Immersion, and International Baccalaureate. North Vancouver is also home to a number of post-secondary education institutions. Namely;  British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Marine CampusCapilano UniversityUniversity of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine – HOpe Centre and Think Tank Training Centre

 

Education
Source: Statscan Census
Last Updated: November 2017

Major Field of Study
Source: Statscan Census
Last Updated: November 2017

Employment

North Vancouver has about 80 jobs for every 100 employed residents. In other words, it is a net exporter of 20% of its workforce. As a result, local businesses who offer local jobs and shorter commutes create attractive opportunities for people in North Vancouver. 

Household Income
Source: Statscan Census
Last Updated: September 2017

Employment Rates
Source: Statscan Census
Last Updated: November 2017

Labour Force by Industry
Source: Statscan Census
Last Updated: November 2017

Labour Force by Occupation
Source: Statscan Census
Last Updated: November 2017

Businesses

North Vancouver is home to businesses of all types and sizes. 65% of North Vancouver businesses have fewer than 5 employees, and 97% employ 50 staff or less. We have a diverse business community that includes major port terminals, shipbuilding, film, specialty manufacturing, professional services as well as a strong retail and service base, renowned tourism attractions and many public and private sector headquarters. 

Business Industries
Source: Business Register
Last Updated: June 2016

Business Sizes
Source: Business Register
Last Updated: June 2016