Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Cranbrook sixteenth in “Best Cities for Work In B.C.” ranking

Cranbrook moves up 10 points in “Best Cities for Work In B.C.” ranking

Number one of the list was Fort St. John with 71.8 points, beating out other heavyweights like Dawson Creek and North Vancouver.


Once again, Vancouver-based BC Business magazine's January cover story ranks 36 cities in British Columbia as the province's best for work.
As per last year’s ranking, Cranbrook was the only Kootenay community recognized in the new ranking. Of the 36 cities, Cranbrook came in at a little above the middle-of-the-pack at number sixteen (up from 20th last year) on the list garnering 55.20 points out of a possible one hundred (verses 45.4 points last year).
Again, number one of the list was Fort St. John with 71.8 points, beating out other heavy weights like Dawson Creek, North Vancouver, Richmond, Squamish and Kelowna.
Here is how Cranbrook ranked overall:
5-Year Income growth: 11.5%
Average household income: $95,996
Average household income (under 35): $85,688
5-Year Population growth: 2.2%
Unemployment: 8.00%
Households with degrees: 12.3%
Score (100%): 55.20%

See the entire ranking here:

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