How have key industries performed?
  VI TRENDLINES—KEY INDUSTRIES         TOURISM… Favourable exchange rates and strong global economic conditions resulted in the addition of 4,000 jobs in tourism related...
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Where are the jobs coming from?
  VI TRENDLINES—EMPLOYMENT       Between 2014 & 2021, jobs in the public service and jobs related to goods and services to support the growing...
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How can there be a labour shortage?
  VI TRENDLINES—LABOUR FORCE AND EMPLOYMENT     Between 2014 and 2021, the number of people employed grew by over 50,700 while the labour force grew...
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Why is it so Hard to Find a Home?
  VI TRENDLINES – HOUSING AFFORDABILITY     Average rent for apartments and townhomes went up 40% – 60% across Vancouver Island from 2015 TO 2021....
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Feeling a Little Lost in the Crowd?
  VI TRENDLINES—POPULATION GROWTH     Population on Vancouver Island grew by over 89,000 people from 2014 to 2021. To put this into perspective, population growth...
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