Addressing the Labour Market Gap

Addressing the Labour Market Gap

BC is facing an acute labour shortage which challenges both employers and job seekers. Employers struggling to find workers must adapt to the needs and expectations of job seekers to attract and retain talent. Job seekers are striving to secure employment despite the myriad opportunities available.

Building labour force capacity and resiliency is a top concern for BC Chamber of Commerce members across the province.

That is why we are undertaking a trailblazing project to address the labour market gap between employers and job seekers.

Your participation in this project will help us to better understand the needs of both employers and job seekers, identify appropriate solutions to improve and innovate employment practices and inform future program and public policy decisions in BC.

This project will be conducted in two phases, from January 2023 to January 2024. Phase 1 includes a survey that runs from February 7 to March 3, 2023. Phase 2 is focused on engagement and solution-building and runs from April 2023 to January 2024.

How can you help?

Complete the survey

If you are an employer or you are looking for work in BC, please participate in this survey. We invite all employers to complete the survey and share it with their employees.


$250 VISA gift card prize draw for job seekers

Job seekers who complete the Addressing the Labour Market Gap Survey will be entered into one of two weekly draws for a $250 VISA gift card prize! One draw for respondents between February 13 to 20 and one draw for respondents between February 22 to March 3, both drawn once the survey closes.

Conditions of eligibility:

  • Participants must be a resident of British Columbia
  • Participants must have completed the job seeker survey between the stated dates
  • Staff, contractors or immediate family of staff at the BC Chamber of Commerce are not eligible
  • Participants in the employer survey are not eligible
  • Eligible participants must be 15 years of age or older

Participants who wish to be included in the draw will be asked to provide their contact information. This information will not be linked to their survey responses and will only be used to contact them if they win the draw. Contact information will not be shared or used for any other purposes.

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