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The Largest Employers in Vancouver

May 6th, 2010
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As part of my job search, I decided to take a different approach, as nowadays you have to be more proactive than just setting up some RSS feeds and sitting back and waiting for your dream job to appear. I previously listed some Vancouver companies I’d applied to, or looked into applying. Vancouver has a lot of small and medium sized companies but not a lot of Fortune 500 headquarters. I collected the following information on the largest employers in Vancouver British Columbia.

Updated Data

Finding the biggest employers in Vancouver circa 2010 proved harder than just a quick Google search, easier to find was the top employers in BC/Vancouver as voted by, well as voted by somebody. I then went through that list and some other websites and collected the following direct links to career websites.

I never thought of looking for a job at BC Housing, I know a few VP types there, and I have DTES cred. I also turned up this link which has more links on looking for a job in Vancouver. I haven’t used them all, but I checked the online job postings on all the companies listed above, some have no openings, some have several, alas none seem to be looking for me, with the possible exception of Vision Critical. I know a lot about technology and market research…

Update January 19th 2013

This post although ever more out of date continues to be popular. I’ve written a new post with the best jobseeker advice I’ve found. I previously updated this post with the largest companies in BC by revenue, but that data is now two years out of date. Recently the list of Fortune’s best companies to work for in 2013 was posted to Twitter. Most, if not all of these are American companies, thus not headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have offices here. I shortened the list to just those that have a large presence in Vancity.


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