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City of Dawson Creek

About City of Dawson Creek

Opportunities abound in Northeast British Columbia with core industries of employment being construction, retail trade, other private services, food services & drinking places, truck transportation and oil and gas extraction and its supporting services. For many years, the economies of the northeast have been diversifying, from what was for many years primarily resource and agriculture-based economies. Communities in the northeast have now matured to where the top five primary industries by employment represent less than half of the overall jobs in the region.

Boasting consistently low unemployment rates, the Northeast region also boasts the highest full-time employment share (83%) compared to other regions in British Columbia.

The 2016 National Census found that Dawson Creek showed the highest percentage median income growth (32%) of all metropolitan areas in British Columbia when compared to the previous 2011 census.

Because Dawson Creek is centrally located and is serviced by many highways, workers who live in Dawson Creek are able to commute to jobs in other municipalities such as Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd, Taylor and Fort St John. Also, the rural population is able to easily travel into Dawson Creek for work.