The Greater Vancouver Area includes the municipalities of Vancouver, The North Shore (North Vancouver and West Vancouver)Burnaby,Richmond, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Surrey & Delta. It is British Columbia.s largest urban area with its 2.1 million people population. Greater Vancouver is also Canada.s 3rd largest urban area, after only Toronto and Montreal. There were about 1,2 million jobs in Vancouver (the Greater Vancouver Area) in 2009. Of these, Jobs in Vancouver city (the municipality of Vancouver) accounted for about a quarter (about 330,000), and they were very much dominated by jobs in Vancouver downtown. Jobs in Surrey are quite numerous as well (about 211,000), followed by jobs in Burnaby (about 110,000) and jobs in Richmond (about 92,000). Together, these municipalities account for over half of all Greater Vancouver jobs, with the remainder being spread across all other municipalities.
Jobs in Vancouver (the Greater Vancouver area) are dominated by sales and service jobs (26% of all Vancouver Jobs). Transport jobs, management jobs, and healthcare jobs accounting for a significant portion of all jobs in Vancouver as well. As one could expect from a major North American city on the pacific coast, jobs in the trade industries (both retail and wholsale) account for a significant portion of all Vancouver jobs (16%). Other major employers in Vancouver include the healthcare industry (home to about 132,000 of all jobs in Vancouver) and the professional, scientific, and technical services industry (about 117,000 jobs). Major employers in Vancouver include - among others - Vancouver Coastal Health (the government authority responsible for operating Vancouver's healthcare facilities), London Drugs, and Telus.
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