Economic Development

Economic Development

Key Facts

  • Total resident population = 8,647, with an additional estimated 1,383 people who live in Kitimat, but call somewhere else ‘home’ 
  • Kitimat’s labour force participation rate is 63.1%, with a significant share of the workforce in manufacturing, construction, healthcare, retail trade and public administration.
  • Kitimat residents are younger than the average age in B.C. and have a median household income of $111,500 which is 21% higher than the Provincial average.
  • The average price for a single-family home in the first quarter of 2023 was $372,978.  This is lower than neighboring communities in Northwest B.C. and represents 44% of the B.C. average housing price for a similar home.
  • 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 doubled in the last decade and grown 6% on average 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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