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Transportation

BC’s transportation industry employed 37,000 people in 2011. With a projected rate of annual employment growth of 1.2 per cent, there will be approximately 14,130 new job openings by 2020.  The average income of transportation sector workers was $54,500 per year in 2012, which is 22 per cent higher than the average for all occupations in the BC economy ($44,750 per year).  The majority of jobs (82.2 per cent) are full-time, compared with 79 per cent in the overall Canadian labour force.

Transportation is not just about getting people from here to there. It’s about the journey. The Transportation sector plays a crucial role in the Canadian tourism industry, with air, rail, ground and water being the major transportation modes serving travelers countrywide. It is the only tourism sector in Canada employing more men than women and fewer younger workers.

From direct, efficient air travel to luxury cruise ships, transportation experiences often set the tone for travel and leave impressions that can last a lifetime.

To learn more, visit Transportation Careers.

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