BC is facing an acute labour shortage which challenges both employers and job seekers. Employers struggling to find workers must adapt to the needs and expectations of job seekers to attract and retain talent. Job seekers are striving to secure employment despite the myriad opportunities available.

Building labour force capacity and resiliency is a top concern for BC Chamber of Commerce members across the province.

That is why we are undertaking a trailblazing project to address the labour market gap between employers and job seekers.

Your participation in this project will help us to better understand the needs of both employers and job seekers, identify appropriate solutions to improve and innovate employment practices and inform future program and public policy decisions in BC.

This project will be conducted in two phases, from January 2023 to January 2024. Phase 1 includes a survey that runs February 7 – 24, 2023. Phase 2 is focused on engagement and solution-building and runs from April 2023 to January 2024.

How can you help?

Complete the survey
If you are an employer or you are looking for work in BC, please participate in the survey. We invite all employers to complete the survey and share it with their employees.

Share the survey
Please help us to reach job seekers and employers in your network. Our promotional toolkit is linked here and is free to use.

Chambers of commerce and boards of trade that are members of the BC Chamber of Commerce are eligible to receive a one-time disbursement to promote the survey. To apply and receive these funds, please complete this form by February 28, 2023.

Survey results and updates will be available on this page by May 2023.

Still have questions?

Click here to refer to the FAQs

If you have additional questions not answered in the FAQ, please contact the BC Chamber of Commerce at [email protected].

This project is funded by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction and led by the BC Chamber of Commerce.