2011 was a big year at YVR, not only did we turn 80 but we welcomed the launch of a new airline and announced two more to come for 2012. In addition to the increased connectivity that our newest airline, China Southern, currently offers, and that Virgin Atlantic Airways and Sichuan Airlines will bring later this year, each route also generates a whole whack load of jobs. That’s because for every daily international flight to YVR, 186 direct jobs and 465 indirect jobs are created.
There are all sorts of people required to get an airplane on and off the ground – from schedulers to ground and baggage handlers to check-in agents, caterers and everything in between.
In fact, more than 23,600 employees come to work right here at Canada’s second busiest airport (that’s more people than B.C.’s forest industry) and an additional 55,000+ jobs are created in other industries that rely on connections provided by YVR.
Speaking of jobs – today Vancouver Airport Authority was selected as one of B.C.’s top employers for the sixth year in a row. The selection was based on a range of subjects such as work atmosphere, financial benefits and compensation, training and development, environmental leadership and community involvement. Interested? We’re hiring! As of today, there are 13 jobs open at the Airport Authority; visit the careers section of our website for more details.