Retail and Wholesale Trade on Vancouver Island
Retail and wholesale trade represents one of the largest employment sectors on Vancouver Island. It is also a sector that has shown strong growth in the last several years. The comparative advantage for Vancouver Island may be attributed to the size of the retiree market and the strength of the tourism sector. The scale and distribution of retail and wholesale trade employment is relative to the proximity to larger centres and other smaller regional markets.
For more information and information sources about this sector, please consult the latest editions of VIEA’s State of the Island Economic Report.