BC’s Food and Beverage industry generates $11.3 billion a year in sales, and employed 147,400 people in 2018.
With a projected rate of annual employment growth of 1.6 per cent, there will be approximately 43,200 new job openings in the next 10 years (2018 – 2028). Food and beverage sector accounts for 50% of tourism jobs, and 44% of forecast new job openings.
This sector encompasses all types of establishments that supply food and beverages for consumption, from fine dining enterprises, ethnic restaurants and institutional food outlets to catering firms, pubs and lounges. Food and Beverage is also a major employer of youth and a training ground for many employees who are beginning their working careers.
To learn more, visit Food & Beverage Careers.