SOURCE: BCBusiness

BCBusiness

December 17, 2015 11:00 ET

Fort St. John, Dawson Creek Top Annual BCBusiness Ranking of the "Best Cities for Work in B.C."

BURNABY, BC--(Marketwired - December 17, 2015) - BCBusiness Editor-in-Chief Matt O'Grady is excited to announce the magazine's second annual ranking of the "Best Cities for Work in B.C." Once again, the northeast of the province leads the way in the popular list -- with Vancouver's outer suburbs also showing great strength.

"We expect the results of this year's ranking to attract a lot of attention and provoke a lot of discussion across the province," says O'Grady. "The B.C. job market, despite what's happening next door in Alberta, has more or less weathered the economic storm." Still, some cities are clearly faring better than others, O'Grady notes -- pointing to the absence of B.C.'s largest city from the Top 10.

Developed in partnership with Environics Analytics, the survey evaluated each of B.C.'s 36 cities on seven economic indicators -- factors such as income growth, average household income, population growth and unemployment. Combined, these factors paint a picture of relative economic health in each community -- and their relative appeal for those seeking work there.

The 2015 Top 10 "Best Cities for Work in B.C." are (2014 rankings in brackets):

  1. Fort St. John (1)
  2. Dawson Creek (5)
  3. North Vancouver District (2)
  4. Squamish (12)
  5. Coquitlam (3)
  6. Langley District (7)
  7. Surrey (9)
  8. Delta (14)
  9. New Westminster (6)
  10. Port Coquitlam (13)

The complete list, along with details on methodology and analysis of B.C.'s top-ranked cities, can be found in the January 2016 issue of BCBusiness -- available online at BCBusiness.ca/BestCities, in the iTunes store now and on newsstands December 31st. Join the conversation with #BestCitiesForWork.

About BCBusiness
Published for more than 40 years, BCBusiness is British Columbia's foremost business authority and the most widely read business publication in the province. Focusing exclusively on business in British Columbia, BCBusiness provides unparalleled behind-the-scenes coverage, chronicling major deals and putting faces to the major players. BCBusiness is published by CW Media Limited, the largest independent publisher in Western Canada.

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