Health Care and Social Services on Vancouver Island
Health care and social services employed over 58,000 people in 2015 on Vancouver Island. Activities include ambulatory healthcare services, doctors, dentists, facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes as well as social assistance such as counseling, family services, rehabilitation and child-care. This sector’s employment naturally exists in every part of the region, consistent with the need for resident of all communities to have access to these important services and facilities.
For information on employment, wages and the number of businesses in this sector, consult recent editions of VIEA’s State of the Island Economic Report.