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Why Work in BC's Tourism Industry

For many, it’s the pride they feel in showing off their town or heritage, or a chance to work with activities they enjoy, such as food, the outdoors, golf, fly-fishing or skiing. For others, it’s an opportunity to meet people from around the world and share in their vacation experiences.

People working in tourism in BC also see great opportunities for career growth and even business ownership.

Check out this video to see why these people love working in tourism:

Thanks to its varied landscapes, cultures and product offerings, each of BC’s regions offers a unique range of career options. From running fishing charters off the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast to outdoor guiding in the Kootenay Rockies, from piloting explorers though Northern BC, to winemaking in the Thompson Okanagan or curating world-class galleries on Vancouver Island, BC offers some of the most diverse and exciting tourism careers to be found anywhere.

Tourism businesses also create jobs for a range of support professionals, including accountants, sales and marketing people, engineers, technicians and more.

The single largest primary resource industry in BC, tourism generated over $17 billion in revenue in 2016.

And, with 111,350 new job openings in the next 10 years (2017 - 2027), BC’s tourism industry will continue to generate a wealth of life-long careers, seasonal and part-time jobs, and opportunities for entrepreneurs.

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