Employment & Earnings
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)
|Industrial Minerals + Construction Aggregates||875|
|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|
The following are average annual earnings (including benefits) for workers in the B.C. mineral exploration and mining industry from 2001 to 2016.
Salary + Benefits (C$)
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.