Economic Development

Economic Development

Key Facts

  • Total resident population = 8,236, with an additional estimated 1,383 people who live in Kitimat, but call somewhere else ‘home’
  • Kitimat residents are slightly younger on average than the rest of B.C., with a median age of 42.7
  • Kitimat’s labour force participation rate is 63.1%, with median household incomes above Provincial average
  • The average price for a single-family home was $365,000 in 2021
  • About 93% of people who own their homes and 66% of people who rent in Kitimat spend less than 30% of their income on shelter costs
  • The number of businesses in Kitimat has been growing year over year since 2018

Doing Business

To find out more about doing business in Kitimat and topics relating to those listed below click here.
  • Business incentive programs
  • Business licensing
  • Guides and information

Invest in Kitimat

If you are interested in learning more about the great investment opportunities happening now in Kitimat and topic listed below, click here.
  • Growth and opportunity information
  • Workforce advantages
  • Select municipal projects
  • Logistics and accessibility information
  • Current major projects

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