Employment & Earnings

Employment

The following are 2016 B.C. mineral employment statistics from Statistics Canada. These estimates are current as of June 2017.

Table 383-0031 Labour statistics consistent
with the System of National Accounts (CANSIM)
Metal Mining 8,010
Coal Mining 2,920
Industrial Minerals + Construction Aggregates 875
Exploration 3,255
Total Direct Exploration and Mining Employment 15,060
   
Mineral Refining + Smelting 4,780
Downstream Mineral Processing 18,315
Total Direct Minerals Economy Employment 23,095
TOTAL SECTOR EMPLOYMENT 38,155

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings

The following are average annual earnings (including benefits) for workers in the B.C. mineral exploration and mining industry from 2001 to 2016.

Year Average Annual
Salary + Benefits (C$)
% Change
2016 112,500 -0.4
2015 113,000 -6.5
2014 120,900 12.3
2013 107,700 1.7
2012 105,900 9.6
2011 96,600 5.0
2010 92,000 0.9
2009 91,200 -0.3
2008 91,500 1.8
2007 89,900 12.4
2006 80,000 1.7
2005 78,700 -2.8
2004 81,000 5.9
2003 76,500 7.0
2002 71,500 -3.8
2001 74,300  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Ministry of Energy and Mines estimates using data from Statistics Canada (CANSIM Tables 281-0027, 281-0024 & 383-0031) and PwC’s annual B.C. mining industry survey.