Prince George is home to a diverse and educated workforce with a broad range of skills to support continued economic growth in the city and surrounding region.
The Prince George economy is well-diversified across all sectors. The traditional forestry and forest products manufacturing sectors have evolved over time. Expansion within the mining sector, as well as investments in transportation and other infrastructure throughout northern British Columbia, will continue to impact the city positively, complementing sustained growth in other sectors including healthcare, education and professional services.
Prince George has a relatively young population in comparison to BC as a whole, with 42.1% of the population under the age of 24. Given the trend of the aging population in North America, Prince George is well positioned to provide a relatively productive workforce in the coming years.
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census
Prince George is home to the main campuses of the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and the College of New Caledonia (CNC), which have a combined annual student population of about 10,000. These institutions provide a wide range of programming to facilitate the continued development of the Prince George workforce with the diverse skill sets needed to support business expansion across all industries.