Working in the Area

 

With Harrison a resort destination and Agassiz a farming community employment centers on: Tourism and Agriculture as the table below demonstrates:

 

Labour

Harrison Hot Springs

%

Kent District

%

Total Labour Force

655

100.0

2,160

100.0

   Accommodation & Food services

275

42.7

495

23.1

   Farms

-

0.0

260

12.1

   Retail trade

60

9.3

255

11.9

   Public Admin

110

17.1

215

10.0

   Construction

30

4.7

180

8.4

   Manufacturing

40

6.2

175

8.2

   Health care

35

5.4

155

7.2

   Education

70

10.9

125

5.8

   Transportation & warehousing

10

1.5

115

5.4

   Other

25

2.2

185

7.9

   Source: Stats Canada.

 

In addition with two correction facilities situated in the area Public Administration is the third largest employer on a total community basis.  Some of the larger employers in the area include:

 

Sector

Employer

Product/Service

#Employees

 

Government

Corrections

Canada Corrections Facilities

535

Accommodation & Food

Harrison Resort & Spa Hotel

Spa, Golf, & Restaurants

300

Education

Fraser-Cascade School District

Primary, Elementary, Secondary

110

Construction

Britco

Construction

100

Government

Pacific Agri-food Research Centre

Agri-food Research Centre

80

Transportation & Warehousing

Agassiz Food Service

Restaurant & Automotive

70

 

Government

District of Kent

Municipal

65

Manufacturing

Rimex

customized off-road wheels and rims

36

   Source: Invest BC

 

For more information about working in the Harrison Hot Springs, Kent District area go to Invest BC.