Top 100 Occupations according to BC Labour Market outlook for 2015-2025. These are important questions, especially for young people planning their careers and employers considering major investments. They’re also critical for looking at demand of skilled an immigrant which can bring to province of BC. This list shows which occupation are in depend and how is their employment rate in coming future.

This occupation list also provide additional points for any applicant who are willing to apply under British Columbia Province Nomination Program (BC PNP).

Data Source: BC Occupation List

Occupation Job Openings to 2025 Wage Rate Low Median Wage Rate Wage Rate High Occupation Code (NOC)
Occupation
Job Openings to 2025
Wage Rate Low
Median Wage Rate
Wage Rate High
Occupation Code (NOC)
Welders and related machine operators 3000 15.00 29.00 39.83 7237
Web designers and developers 2600 15.38 22.00 41.67 2175
User support technicians 2900 16.00 25.96 42.14 2282
University professors and lecturers 5600 16.50 38.46 57.69 4011
Transport truck drivers 14400 15.00 24.00 35.00 7511
Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs 2200 10.85 16.5 29.00 7513
Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers 800 17.00 35.00 46.79 7252
Software engineers and designers 4300 19.23 37.13 51.28 2173
Social workers 2700 19.00 30.5 46.00 4152
Social and community service workers 11700 15.38 19.11 29.04 4212
Sheet metal workers 900 20.00 31.12 36.83 7233
Senior managers-trade, broadcasting and other services 3300 10.85 35.26 105.36 0015
Senior managers-financial, communications and other business services 4500 18.00 48.60 74.52 0013
Senior managers-construction, transportation, production and utilities 3600 22.5 40.38 80.13 0016
Security guards and related security service occupations 4800 10.85 14.95 25 6541
Retail salespersons 34600 10.85 12.00 22.00 6421
Retail sales supervisors 3500 12.00 18.45 29.81 6211
Retail and wholesale trade managers 28400 14.25 26.00 52.40 0621
Retail and wholesale buyers 2000 12.00 19.63 36.77 6222
Restaurant and food service managers 8200 12.02 19.00 40.38 0631
Receptionists 11400 11.00 16.00 24.04 1414
Real estate agents and salespersons 3300 N/A 19.84 N/A 6232
Purchasing agents and officers 2200 15.23 30.00 40.38 1225
Psychologists 1300 20.00 38.46 56.41 4151
Property administrators 5900 11.54 23.00 37.98 1224
Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness 3900 11.50 20.00 29.82 5254
Professional occupations in business management consulting 4200 15.38 36.00 57.69 1122
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 3400 16.00 30.77 48.08 1123
Power enginners and power systems operators 1400 20.00 31.25 43.00 9241
Post-secondary teaching and research assistants 1900 10.85 21.15 38.97 4012
Police officers (except commissioned) 3300 14.42 37.50 48.56 4311
Plumbers 2500 15.00 25.00 37.00 7251
Other financial officers 5000 21.15 29.74 61.54 1114
Mechanical engineers 1900 23.08 31.28 57.69 2132
Materials handlers 8300 11.00 17.00 29.9 7452
Managers in transportation 2400 19.91 35.00 62.5 0731
Managers in social, community and correctional services 2700 21.00 37.00 50.48 0423
Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors 1400 20.77 32.74 40.35 7231
Legal administrative assistants 2200 15.00 24.00 34.87 1242
Lawyers and notaries 3600 N/A 51.2 N/A 4112
Interior designers and interior decorators 1300 11.54 20.00 38.46 5242
Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers 8800 14.42 34.97 75.9 0121
Insurance agents and brokers 2300 12.69 21.54 32.97 6231
Insurance adjusters and claims examiners 1200 19.23 34.63 47.8 1312
Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety 1300 21.15 32.65 49.45 2263
Information systems analysts and consultants 9100 21.46 36.92 49.45 2171
Industrial electricians 1900 20.41 35.00 42.00 7242
Human resources professionals 2200 18.75 31.28 50.74 1121
Human resources managers 3000 22.00 37.5 60.44 0112
Home child care providers 3400 10.85 10.85 17.00 4411
Home building and renovation managers 3500 14.00 20.00 35.00 0712
Heavy-duty equipment mechanics 2800 18.00 31.00 43.00 7312
Heavy equipment operators (except crane) 4500 18.00 27.86 35 7521
Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers 1600 20.98 33.88 45.6 4165
General office support workers 12600 12.50 21.00 28.85 1411
Gas fitters 400 10.85 27.24 46.59 7253
Food and beverage servers 9000 10.85 10.85 15.14 6513
Firefighters 1600 17.63 36.00 50.00 4312
Financial managers 4500 18.97 39.9 62.5 0111
Financial auditors and accountants 11600 16.64 27.69 46.67 1111
Family, marriage and other related counsellors 2400 18.10 27.50 39.00 4153
Facility operation and maintenance managers 3900 17.79 34.97 51.79 0714
Executive assistants 2600 18.00 24.86 34.07 1222
Engineering managers 2100 23.08 45.41 73.08 0211
Electronic service technicians (houseld and business equipment) 3300 15.00 24.24 40.00 2242
Electricians (except industrial and power system) 4600 15.00 27.00 39.83 7241
Electrical and electronis engineers 2000 20.00 38.46 59.49 2133
Electrical and electronis engineering technologists and technicians 1800 18.00 27.00 42.56 2241
Early childhood educators and assistants 9300 11.00 16.00 24.00 4214
Drafting technologists and technicians 1800 15.58 23.65 36.06 2253
Crane operators 800 22.00 30.00 48.00 7371
Corporate sales managers 5200 20.00 39.23 59.62 0601
Cooks 12100 10.85 13.00 20.00 6322
Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers 2200 19.57 30.00 38.46 7205
Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews 2700 25.00 32.09 43.27 7302
Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades 1200 21.25 28.6 45.67 7204
Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics 3300 18.50 34.00 39.74 7311
Construction managers 6900 22.00 40.00 58.00 0711
Construction inspectors 1100 22.67 36.06 44.37 2264
Concrete finishers 500 19.00 27.44 36.00 7282
Computer programmers and interactive media developers 7800 20.01 37.02 52.88 2174
Computer network technicians 3800 20.19 32.69 42.86 2281
Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) 1400 25.48 40.50 50.61 2147
Computer and information systems managers 4100 24.04 43.75 70.19 0213
College and other vocational instructors 6800 16.00 32.00 48.90 4021
Civil engineers 3200 21.46 36.78 67.00 2131
Chefs 3900 10.93 17.00 26.44 6321
Carpenters 10300 16.00 25.50 35.00 7271
Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants 2600 18.04 31.41 52.88 4163
Banking, credit and other investment managers 4700 24.00 38.46 57.69 0122
Bakers 2700 10.85 12.65 24.95 6332
Authors and writers 2300 13.85 28.21 47.94 5121
Architects 1400 22.66 31.73 52.00 2151
Advertising, marketing and public relations managers 3500 18.41 33.65 75.00 0124
Administrators-post-secondary education and vocational training 2000 17.86 36.89 61.10 0421
Administrative officers 19500 15.00 23.00 33.00 1221
Administrative assistants 15700 12.00 22.00 28.70 1241
Accounting technicians and bookkeepers 10700 12.02 20.00 30.00 1311
Accounting and related clerks 6600 13.00 20.50 29.81 1431
Accommodation service managers 2900 14.42 21.15 57.69 0632