The BC Business Magazine ‘Best Cities for Work in 2016’ once again, ranks Fort St. John as #1. One of the most important combination of factors was growth and household income. The study compared other factors such as population growth, unemployment, and people with degrees — resulting in an overall score of 71.8% for Fort St. John — earning it the #1 position for the best cities for work in BC.
Watch BC Business Editor-in-Chief, Matt O’Grady’s interview with Steve Darling from Global Morning News.
According to this article in CBC News, the population of Fort St. John is expected to double over the next 6 years — one reason the city has applied to expand its boundaries.
The anticipated growth is one reason Aman Brah, a Vancouver real estate agent, is looking at development opportunities in Fort St. John. Aman says, “Initially I was looking for clients and investors, but once you start hearing these numbers and all of the facts around the area, you want to be part of it yourself.”