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Top 5 Industries Hiring in BC

DH Vancouver Staff Apr 16, 2014 8:46 am –an international job aggregator based in Montreal– has analyzed its database to come up with conclusion for which companies offer the largest number of job opportunities in British Columbia.

The study was specifically done by sector and only for the month of April. Thanks to neuvoo’s proprietary technology, their company indexes over 210,0000 job postings from career websites, employment agencies and job boarders jobs across Canada – out of which 30,000 jobs are located in British Columbia.

Industries hiring the largest number of career opportunities in British Columbia:

  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Banking & Finance
  • Construction & Engineering
  • IT Services & Communications

Top 5 companies per industry offering the most jobs in British Columbia:


  1. Vancouver Island Health Authority: +400 jobs
  2. Vancouver Coastal Health: +270 jobs
  3. Interior Health: +240 jobs
  4. Northern Health: +210 jobs
  5. Provincial Health Services Authority: +200 jobs

The 5 health authorities above provide a full range of services such as public health, primary care, continuing care, hospital services and corporate services. To continue offering a well-rounded healthcare system, these authorities often publish new employment opportunities for positions such as nurse, pharmacist or therapist.


  1. Walmart: +300 jobs
  2. Shoppers Drug Mart: +240 jobs
  3. Hudson’s Bay Company: +230 jobs
  4. Future Shop: +120 jobs
  5. Gap: +100 jobs 

Although these companies have been showing an increasing interest for developing their brands online, they continue to hire people for in-store positions. Sales Managers, cashiers, maintenance personnel, and stockers are the most offered positions in the retail industry.

Banking & Finance

  1. CIBC: +350 jobs
  2. HSBC: +175 jobs
  3. RBC: +95 jobs
  4. BMO: +90 jobs
  5. Scotia Bank: +60 jobs 

The banking industry also offers a large number of career opportunities in British Columbia. Personal Banking Representative, Client Assistance, Investment Analyst and Mortgage Specialist are some of the various positions demanded by banks.

Construction & Engineering

  1. SNC-Lavalin: +80 jobs
  2. Ledcor: +55 jobs
  3. KBR: +50 jobs
  4. Fluor Corp: +35 jobs
  5. Iyinisiw Management: +35 jobs 

The companies named above are currently undergoing some of the biggest construction projects in the world. For example, SNC-Lavalin is in charge of The Waneta Expansion Project (WAX) on the Pend d’Oreille River south of Trail in BC, which is one of the greenest hydropower projects. These companies are looking for different types of professionals: from engineers, project managers, and technical profiles to administrative and clerk assistants.

IT Services & Communications

  1. Telus: +100 jobs
  2. Bell: +95 jobs
  3. Hootsuite Media Inc.: +55 jobs
  4. EA Games: +30 jobs
  5. Fortinet: +20 jobs 

There are many open positions in the IT departments for the companies above, and all of them are looking for personnel for positions such as Support Specialists, Programmers, Software Developers, System Engineer, Business Analyst, Customer Service Specialists and Media Planner/Buyer.

Woman working in healthcare via shutterstock


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