Surrey ranked ninth best city for work in B.C.

List compiled by BCBusiness magazine by weighing seven economic indicators.

Surrey has squeaked its way into a list of the top 10 Best Cities For Work in B.C.

The ranking, compiled by BCBusiness magazine, puts Surrey at number nine, with Fort St. John, North Vancouver and Coquitlam taking the top spots.

The ranking was developed with Environics Analytics, weighing seven economic indicators: income growth, average household income, population growth, unemployment, labour participation and the percentage of people with degrees and taking transit.

“This ranking will undoubtedly be considered controversial by some,” said BCBusiness Associate Editor Trevor Melansen, “but there’s appeasement in the fact that, no matter how we sliced the data, the ranking came up mostly the same. High income and population growth, low unemployment – all the indicators we measured tended to go hand-in-hand.”

BCBusiness’s top 10 cities for work are:

1. Fort St. John

2. North Vancouver

3. Coquitlam

4. Burnaby

5. Dawson Creek

6. New Westminster

7. Langley

8. Richmond

9. Surrey

10. Vancouver

 

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