Manufacturing is a significant contributor to BC’s economy. Manufacturing is BC’s second largest source of employment in the goods sector, directly providing about 170,000 jobs and indirectly supporting hundreds of thousands of more jobs, totalling almost 400,000.
In 2016, the sector was also one of the top contributors to provincial GDP at close to 10%. More than 30% of all business taxes flowing to government come from manufacturing. For every $1 dollar generated by a manufacturer another $3 dollars in economic activity results in local BC communities.
Contrary to popular belief, manufacturing is the primary source of exports from BC, NOT natural resources, comprising almost 65% of shipments.
#Infographic image produced by BC Alliance