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 over 63,000 people in the Township’s labour force, representing nearly a 67% participation rate. With 62% aged 55 or younger, and a nominal regional unemployment rate, employment remains strong in the area. Educational attainment is also strong, with 51% of the population having some form of higher education. 

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT: With two Langley universities (Trinity Western University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University), about 22% of people have a university degree and 29% have a college/CEGEP diploma or apprenticeship/trades certificate.

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 80% employed full-time. The labour market outlook for the next decade shows that about 34% of new jobs will be attributed to new growth, while about 65% will be attributed to the replacement of retiring workers. 


Wages & Employment

According to Statistics Canada's 2016 census, the average household income in the Township of Langley is $107,658 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.