Conference Board of Canada Report - 2016

A shortage of educated and skilled workers is costing British Columbia’s economy $7.9 billion in forgone GDP and governments $1.8 billion in lost tax revenues, says a new report from the Conference Board of Canada.

The report, Post-Secondary Education Skills for a Prosperous British Columbia - 2016, says British Columbia’s prosperity is being limited by a shortage of workers with the right education and skills to meet the needs of a growing economy.