Employment & Earnings

2017 B.C. Minerals Sector Employment

Industry Jobs
Metal Mining 3,420
Coal Mining 4,745
Industrial Minerals + Construction Aggregates 1,345
Exploration 4,125
Total Direct Exploration and Mining Employment 13,635
   
Mineral Refining + Smelting 4,990
Downstream Mineral Processing 19,815
Total Direct Minerals Economy Employment 24,805
TOTAL SECTOR EMPLOYMENT 38,440

Source: Statistics Canada

B.C. Mining Industry
Average Annual Earnings

Year Average Annual
Salary + Benefits (C$)
% Change
2017 116,000 2.9
2016 112,700 -0.3
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, Mines and Petroleum Resources estimates using data from Statistics Canada and PwC’s annual B.C. mining industry survey.