Education is the fifth largest sector in Nanaimo, providing 3,468 jobs and representing 7% of Nanaimo’s labour force (2022 Esri). In the Education and Training sector, 76 private firms are active. The Public sector is not required to obtain a business license, therefore those institutions are not reflected in the business count. This is significant because School District 68 and Vancouver Island University are two of our largest employers.

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