<strong>From Surrey to Squamish to Fort St. John, we rank 36 cities and tell you where to work now</strong><br>
Home is where the heart is—but a good paycheque doesn’t hurt. We gathered data on 36 cities throughout the province, provided by Environic

From Surrey to Squamish to Fort St. John, we rank 36 cities and tell you where to work now
Home is where the heart is—but a good paycheque doesn’t hurt. We gathered data on 36 cities throughout the province, provided by Environic

<strong>36. Prince Rupert</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>9.92%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$75,617</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>-1.06%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>14.58%</strong>

36. Prince Rupert
Income growth (30%): 9.92%
Average household income (20%): $75,617
Population growth (10%): -1.06%
Unemployment (15%): 14.58%

<strong>35. Williams Lake</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>11.26%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$74,874</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>-4.87%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>11.51%</strong>

35. Williams Lake
Income growth (30%): 11.26%
Average household income (20%): $74,874
Population growth (10%): -4.87%
Unemployment (15%): 11.51%

<strong>34. Terrace</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>7.87%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$72,217</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>0.09%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>8.10%</strong>  <br>
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34. Terrace
Income growth (30%): 7.87%
Average household income (20%): $72,217
Population growth (10%): 0.09%
Unemployment (15%): 8.10%
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<strong>33. Powell River</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>10.28%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$67,695</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>-2.34%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>7.63%</strong>

33. Powell River
Income growth (30%): 10.28%
Average household income (20%): $67,695
Population growth (10%): -2.34%
Unemployment (15%): 7.63%

<strong>32. Quesnel</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>11.40%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$77,366</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>1.06%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>12.07%</strong>  <br>

32. Quesnel
Income growth (30%): 11.40%
Average household income (20%): $77,366
Population growth (10%): 1.06%
Unemployment (15%): 12.07%

<strong>31. Port Alberni</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>12.83%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$64,484</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>-0.78%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>10.44%</strong>

31. Port Alberni
Income growth (30%): 12.83%
Average household income (20%): $64,484
Population growth (10%): -0.78%
Unemployment (15%): 10.44%

<strong>30. Vernon</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>11.10%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$76,083</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>0.13%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>9.16%</strong>  <br>
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30. Vernon
Income growth (30%): 11.10%
Average household income (20%): $76,083
Population growth (10%): 0.13%
Unemployment (15%): 9.16%
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<strong>29. Penticton</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>11.69%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$69,249</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>0.28%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>8.44%</strong>  <br>

29. Penticton
Income growth (30%): 11.69%
Average household income (20%): $69,249
Population growth (10%): 0.28%
Unemployment (15%): 8.44%

<strong>28. Duncan</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>10.61%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$73,433</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>2.08%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>8.23%</strong>  <br>
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28. Duncan
Income growth (30%): 10.61%
Average household income (20%): $73,433
Population growth (10%): 2.08%
Unemployment (15%): 8.23%
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<strong>27. Prince George</strong><br> 
Income growth (30%): <strong>11.03%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$83,244</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>1.45%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>9.96%</strong>

27. Prince George
Income growth (30%): 11.03%
Average household income (20%): $83,244
Population growth (10%): 1.45%
Unemployment (15%): 9.96%

<strong>26. Parksville</strong><br> 
Income growth (30%): <strong>12.20%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$70,673</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>5.58%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>8.94%</strong>  <b

26. Parksville
Income growth (30%): 12.20%
Average household income (20%): $70,673
Population growth (10%): 5.58%
Unemployment (15%): 8.94%

<strong>25. Campbell River</strong><br> 
Income growth (30%): <strong>12.00%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$75,529</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>4.19%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>9.49%</strong>

25. Campbell River
Income growth (30%): 12.00%
Average household income (20%): $75,529
Population growth (10%): 4.19%
Unemployment (15%): 9.49%

<strong>24. Salmon Arm</strong><br> 
Income growth (30%): <strong>10.63%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$70,618</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>6.73%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>7.77%</strong>  <b

24. Salmon Arm
Income growth (30%): 10.63%
Average household income (20%): $70,618
Population growth (10%): 6.73%
Unemployment (15%): 7.77%

<strong>23. Courtenay</strong><br> 
Income growth (30%): <strong>12.76%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$73,129</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>2.47%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>8.97%</strong>  <br

23. Courtenay
Income growth (30%): 12.76%
Average household income (20%): $73,129
Population growth (10%): 2.47%
Unemployment (15%): 8.97%

<strong>22. Kamloops</strong><br> 
Income growth (30%): <strong>12.97%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$82,308</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>0.47%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>8.41%</strong>  <br>

22. Kamloops
Income growth (30%): 12.97%
Average household income (20%): $82,308
Population growth (10%): 0.47%
Unemployment (15%): 8.41%

<strong>21. Nanaimo</strong><br> 
Income growth (30%): <strong>13.18%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$73,808</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>4.42%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>9.24%</strong>  <br>

21. Nanaimo
Income growth (30%): 13.18%
Average household income (20%): $73,808
Population growth (10%): 4.42%
Unemployment (15%): 9.24%

<strong>20. Cranbrook</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>13.57%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$81,671</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>0.03%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>7.20%</strong>  <br>

20. Cranbrook
Income growth (30%): 13.57%
Average household income (20%): $81,671
Population growth (10%): 0.03%
Unemployment (15%): 7.20%

<strong>19. Chilliwack</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>12.53%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$75,844</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>8.32%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>6.82%</strong>  <br

19. Chilliwack
Income growth (30%): 12.53%
Average household income (20%): $75,844
Population growth (10%): 8.32%
Unemployment (15%): 6.82%

<strong>18. Abbotsford-Mission</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>12.53%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$83,818</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>7.57%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>8.22%</stro

18. Abbotsford-Mission
Income growth (30%): 12.53%
Average household income (20%): $83,818
Population growth (10%): 7.57%
Unemployment (15%): 8.22%

<strong>17. Kelowna</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>13.75%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$83,949</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>7.05%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>8.00%</strong>  <br>

17. Kelowna
Income growth (30%): 13.75%
Average household income (20%): $83,949
Population growth (10%): 7.05%
Unemployment (15%): 8.00%

<strong>16. Victoria</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>11.45%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$87,375</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>4.53%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>6.11%</strong>  <br>

16. Victoria
Income growth (30%): 11.45%
Average household income (20%): $87,375
Population growth (10%): 4.53%
Unemployment (15%): 6.11%

<strong>15. Maple Ridge</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>13.04%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$93,548</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>8.88%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>6.77%</strong>  <b

15. Maple Ridge
Income growth (30%): 13.04%
Average household income (20%): $93,548
Population growth (10%): 8.88%
Unemployment (15%): 6.77%

<strong>14. Delta</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>12.47%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$106,895</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>5.74%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>6.35%</strong>  <br>
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14. Delta
Income growth (30%): 12.47%
Average household income (20%): $106,895
Population growth (10%): 5.74%
Unemployment (15%): 6.35%
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<strong>13. Port Coquitlam</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>12.97%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$99,560</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>7.94%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>6.59%</strong>

13. Port Coquitlam
Income growth (30%): 12.97%
Average household income (20%): $99,560
Population growth (10%): 7.94%
Unemployment (15%): 6.59%

<strong>12. Squamish</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>14.66%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$95,102</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>11.28%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>8.56%</strong>  <br>

12. Squamish
Income growth (30%): 14.66%
Average household income (20%): $95,102
Population growth (10%): 11.28%
Unemployment (15%): 8.56%

<strong>11. Pitt Meadows</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>12.99%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$95,208</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>12.30%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>6.10%</strong>

11. Pitt Meadows
Income growth (30%): 12.99%
Average household income (20%): $95,208
Population growth (10%): 12.30%
Unemployment (15%): 6.10%

<strong>10. Vancouver</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>12.88%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$87,262</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>4.54%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>7.07%</strong>  <br>

10. Vancouver
Income growth (30%): 12.88%
Average household income (20%): $87,262
Population growth (10%): 4.54%
Unemployment (15%): 7.07%

<strong>9. Surrey</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>12.98%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$94,202</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>15.36%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>7.97%</strong>  <br>
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9. Surrey
Income growth (30%): 12.98%
Average household income (20%): $94,202
Population growth (10%): 15.36%
Unemployment (15%): 7.97%
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<strong>8. Richmond</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>12.98%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$86,322</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>10.57%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>7.04%</strong>  <br>

8. Richmond
Income growth (30%): 12.98%
Average household income (20%): $86,322
Population growth (10%): 10.57%
Unemployment (15%): 7.04%

<strong>7. Langley*</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>12.93%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$106,627</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>11.83%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>6.09%</strong>  <br>

7. Langley*
Income growth (30%): 12.93%
Average household income (20%): $106,627
Population growth (10%): 11.83%
Unemployment (15%): 6.09%

<strong>6. New Westminster</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>13.13%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$77,420</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>12.38%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>7.94%</strong>

6. New Westminster
Income growth (30%): 13.13%
Average household income (20%): $77,420
Population growth (10%): 12.38%
Unemployment (15%): 7.94%

<strong>5. Dawson Creek</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>17.81%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$83,174</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>7.50%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>6.77%</strong>  <b

5. Dawson Creek
Income growth (30%): 17.81%
Average household income (20%): $83,174
Population growth (10%): 7.50%
Unemployment (15%): 6.77%

<strong>4. Burnaby</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>13.06%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$81,353</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>11.06%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>7.40%</strong>  <br>

4. Burnaby
Income growth (30%): 13.06%
Average household income (20%): $81,353
Population growth (10%): 11.06%
Unemployment (15%): 7.40%

<strong>3. Coquitlam</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>12.99%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$93,377</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>12.83%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>7.18%</strong>  <br>

3. Coquitlam
Income growth (30%): 12.99%
Average household income (20%): $93,377
Population growth (10%): 12.83%
Unemployment (15%): 7.18%

<strong>2. North Vancouver*</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>12.52%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$128,689</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>7.33%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>5.98%</strong

2. North Vancouver*
Income growth (30%): 12.52%
Average household income (20%): $128,689
Population growth (10%): 7.33%
Unemployment (15%): 5.98%

<strong>1. Fort St. John</strong><br>
Income growth (30%): <strong>18.20%</strong>  <br>
Average household income (20%): <strong>$109,748</strong>  <br>
Population growth (10%): <strong>6.34%</strong>  <br>
Unemployment (15%): <strong>5.89%</strong>

1. Fort St. John
Income growth (30%): 18.20%
Average household income (20%): $109,748
Population growth (10%): 6.34%
Unemployment (15%): 5.89%

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