Statistics and Data


Population Projections

Source: BC Stats P.E.O.P.L.E Projections – Comox Valley Population Growth Projections

Source: BC Stats P.E.O.P.L.E. Projections


2016 Census Focus on Comox Valley Income

Household Income Levels

Source: Statistics Canada National Household Survey 2011 – 2016 Median Income (Contains data for each Comox Valley community)

Income Composition


Source: Statistics Canada National Household Survey 2011 – Download .xlsx (Contains data for each Comox Valley community)


Educational Achievement – Percentage of population aged 25- 64 years

Source: Statistics Canada National Household Survey 2011 – Download .xlsx (contains data for each Comox Valley community)

Labour Force

Current Trends

Earnings And Employment Trends Data  – July 2019(BC Stats)

Labour Force Statistics Data – July 2019 (BC Stats)

Employment and Unemployment Rate Detailed by Industry & Development Region – 2018 (BC Stats)

Labour Force Status, 2011


Source: Statistics Canada National Household Survey 2011 – Download .xlsx

Vancouver Island & Coast Development Region Employment and Unemployment Rate


Source: Statistics Canada National Household Survey 2011 – Download .xlsx (includes all Comox Valley Communities)


Source: Statistics Canada National Household Survey 2011 – Download .xlsx (includes all Comox Valley Communities)



Source: BC Stats P.E.O.P.L.E Projections – Download .xlsx

Census 2011 – Population distribution for Comox Valley communitiesDownload .xlsx


Source: BC Stats British Columbia Regional District Migration Components – Migration Comox Valley And VI And Coast DR RDs

Construction and Real Estate


Comox Valley Housing Starts

Source: Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation Starts & Completions Survey – Download .xlsx

Comox Valley Building Permit Values ($)

Source: BC Stats Building Permit Report – Download .xlsx

Comox Valley Real Estate Sales

Source: Vancouver Island Real Estate Board – Download .xlsx

Comox Valley Real Average Estate Prices ($)

Source: Vancouver Island Real Estate Board – Download .xlsx

Comox Valley Rental Market – 2-Bed Apt.

Source: 2017 Courtenay Rental Market Statistics

Seniors’ Housing

Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation Seniors’ Housing Report for British Columbia

2019 Report, 2018 Report2017 Report, 2016 Report



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Vancouver Island Visitor Centre True Visitor Parties

Source: Vancouver Island Visitor Centre Report – Download .xlsx

Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT) Revenue

Source: Additional Hotel Room Tax Revenue Report – Download .xlsx

Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) Passenger Volume

Source: Comox Valley Airport Passenger Volumes – YQQ Passenger Volume


Business Counts E-Newsletters


Tourism Industry E-Newsletters


Sector Research



Strategic Plans

Comox Valley Estuary and Glacier

Strategic Plan

The Comox Valley Regional Economic Development Strategic Plan Update was prepared to guide economic development activities in the Comox Valley over the five-year period from 2013 to 2017.

It was prepared as part of the 5 Year Agreement between Comox Valley Economic Development Society and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), as the contracted agency responsible for economic development services in the CVRD. The strategy will be successfully implemented with the continued participation and joint efforts of the region’s municipalities (Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland) and Regional District, K’omoks First Nation, and many other partners in the public and private sectors.

High-level references to economic development in the Regional Growth Strategy, Sustainability Strategy and available municipal Official Community Plans are referenced in the Plan. As the economic “department” for the regional government, as well as the individual municipalities, CVEDS can use its expertise and track record to determine the specific programs and actions that are most likely to achieve these regional objectives, in the areas over which CVEDS provides services and support.

Strategic Plans

Work Plan

VIVC Annual Report

Annual Report


Past Workshops


Tourism & Professional Development Week – October 21 – 24, 2019
BC Seafood Expo Presentations – June 12 & 13, 2019


2018 Food & Beverage Development Workshop – November 21, 2018


Business Viability: Analysis and Forecasting – October 20, 2017
Building Employee Skills: How to Access the Canada-B.C. Job Grant – October 19, 2017
Tech Talk CV – October 18, 2017
Start Smart Series – October 18, 2017
Operations for Small Business – October 17, 2017
Get Started with Email Marketing – October 16, 2017
Instagram Marketing for Busy Entrepreneurs – October 16, 2017
Business Planning for Developing Businesses – October 16, 2017
Fall Forward Tourism Mini Conference – September 28, 2017
Certified Organic Associations of BC Roadshow – September 20, 2017
BC Seafood Expo – June 12-14, 2017


MIT Regional Outreach Seminar – March 10, 2016


BC Provincial Nominee Program Update – October 27, 2015
BC Abattoirs Premium & BC Restaurants and Foodservices – October 21, 2015
Advanced Online Reputation Management – October 14, 2015
Economics of Organic – September 24, 2015
BC Seafood Expo & Workshop Series – June 13-14, 2015


Industrial Lands – June 27, 2014
Seafood Global Growth Strategies – June 19, 2014


Agri-Tourism Marketing Caravan – Oct. 6, 2008

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