Workforce & Sectors

Our Workforce

Coquitlam is a vibrant and growing community of 150,000, in the heart of Metro Vancouver. Our workforce is highly educated, multicultural, innovative and entrepreneurial.

Employment Sector Profiles

  1. Film
  2. Home-Based Businesses
  3. Manufacturing
  4. Professional Services
  5. Retail / Wholesale
  6. Technology
  7. Tourism

Coquitlam is home to one of Canada’s top film locations - Riverview Hospital on the səmiq̓wəʔelə (Riverview Lands). Our green spaces, heritage buildings and facilities are also in high demand for feature film, TV series, commercials and student-led productions.

In addition, nearly 1,700 people who work in the industry live here in Coquitlam. Our diverse landscape, readily available labour force, long list of reputable suppliers, in-demand facilities and easy access to downtown Vancouver create a blockbuster combination.

Visit our Filming page for further details.