Vancouver Island’s Mining Sector
Primary activities in the mining sector include mining, oil and gas extraction as well as support services and mineral products manufacturing. Products mined on Vancouver Island include zinc, copper, gold, silver as well as other extracted products from quarries and gravel pits including limestone. Though representing the smallest sector of regional employment, it is very valuable in the communities where it exists due to higher-than-average wages and ensuing spin-offs.
For more information about this sector, please consult the latest edition of VIEA’s State of the Island Economic Report.