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

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.

  1. Home-Based Businesses
  1. Manufacturing
  1. Professional Services
  1. Retail / Wholesale
  1. Technology
  1. Tourism