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A transport trucks rumbles past an Arts and Craft house on River Road in Delta, BC, May 15, 2009. The South Fraser Perimeter Highway, a four-lane, 40-kilometre stretch of blacktop that is part of B.C.'s vaunted Gateway project and would link DeltaPort to highways in the Fraser Valley and run through South Delta along the Fraser River. The $1-billion project, for which prep work is beginning, skirts the Burns Bog conservation area and involves expropriation of dozens of homes (some estimates say 200). (Lyle Stafford for the Globe and Mail)
A transport trucks rumbles past an Arts and Craft house on River Road in Delta, BC, May 15, 2009. The South Fraser Perimeter Highway, a four-lane, 40-kilometre stretch of blacktop that is part of B.C.'s vaunted Gateway project and would link DeltaPort to highways in the Fraser Valley and run through South Delta along the Fraser River. The $1-billion project, for which prep work is beginning, skirts the Burns Bog conservation area and involves expropriation of dozens of homes (some estimates say 200). (Lyle Stafford for the Globe and Mail)

10 jobs expected to be in highest demand in B.C. over the next decade Add to ...

Part of our series on the future of jobs in British Columbia. Click or tap a job title below to reveal details about that job’s increasing role in the B.C. labour market.

10 jobs expected to be in highest demand in B.C. in the next decade

Job Title Number of job openings over the next 10 years
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 24,660
Transport truck drivers 16,300
Carpenters 13,690
Financial auditors and accountants 13,450
Cooks 10,210
Early childhood educators and assistants 9,050
Construction trades helpers and labourers 8,170
Electricians (except industrial and power system) 7,230
Heavy equipment operators (except crane) 6,760
Welders and related machine operators 3,890

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According to census statistics, the provincial average salary is between

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Tom Cardoso, Alexandra Posadzki, Andrea Woo, Mason Wright and Murat Yukselir/The Globe and Mail » Source: Government of British Columbia

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