Labour & Employment


Labour Force & Employment

Since 1971, the Township of Langley has enjoyed the second largest employment growth of all Metro Vancouver communities. Today, there are 55,000 people in the Township’s labour force, representing nearly a 70% participation rate. With 74% ages 55 or younger, and a nominal regional unemployment rate, employment remains strong in the area. Educational attainment is also fairly strong with about 64% of the population possessing post-secondary degree or certificate. 

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT: With two Langley universities (Trinity Western University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University), about about 21% of people aged 24 and over have a university degree or above and 13% have some apprenticeship or trades training (2011 Census).

REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT: British Columbia’s southwest Lower Mainland is home to the majority of the province’s workforce. Full-time employment is more common in this region than in other parts of the province, with some 79% employed full-time. The labour market outlook for the next decade shows that about 40% of new jobs will be attributed to new growth, while about 60% will be attributed to the replacement of retiring workers. 


Wages & Employment

According to Statistics Canada's 2011 census, the average family income in the Township of Langley is $101,897 per year, which is higher than neighbouring communities and Metro Vancouver as a whole.

Employers must deduct Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions, Employment Insurance (EI) premiums and income tax from an employee’s remuneration and then remit to the Government of Canada. Visit the Canada Revenue Agency  . WorkSafeBC  is responsible for enforcing the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and providing insurance coverage and support for employers and workers in the case of injury or disease.