Monthly Archives: January 2016

Best City for Work in BC

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.

Population Expected to Double

fort st. john needs to expand city limits to accommodate anticipated population growth
According to CBC News, The city of Fort St. John handed out 30 construction permits so far this year. Together, those projects are valued at $18 million. This year already, crews have built 25 new homes; that’s more than double last year at this time. (KyleWiTh/Flickr)

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.”

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