Job creation is often touted as a primary reason to go ahead with energy projects like the Trans Mountain Pipeline. But in fact, energy takes a back seat to many other sectors.
For example, the tech sector is significant in job creation – it employs 84,000 people in BC, which is more than oil, mining, gas, and forestry combined. If this number surprises you, take a look at some other surprising stats on where BC’s wealth comes from. We find that the energy sector is small potatoes when it comes to job creation, funding social programs and generating wealth for our province.