Biggest public-sector employers in Metro Vancouver in 2015

Ranked by number of employees in Metro Vancouver in 2015

Published January 20, 2015. Sources: Interviews with employers below and BIV research. Other companies may have ranked but did not respond to information requests by deadline.

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Rank '15FootnotesCompanyTop local executive(s)Industry sectorYear founded in B.C.HeadquartersNo. of employees in Metro Van '14No. of employees in Metro Van '15
1 No. of FTE employees, current B.C. headcount: As of December 31, 2014; Current no. of FTE employees in the Metro Vancouver area only (includes Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Langley and Aldergrove): As of December 31, 2014 Fraser Health
13450 102nd Ave Suite 400
Surrey, BC V3R 7P8
Phone: 604-587-4600
Fax: 604-587-4666
Michael Marchbank (president and CEO) Health care 2001 Surrey 14,712
2 No. of FTE employees, 2013 B.C. headcount: Permanent and temporary FT and PT staff; casuals excluded; No. of FTE employees in Metro Vancouver area only, 2013: BIV estimate Vancouver Coastal Health
601 Broadway W 11th floor
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C2
Phone: 604-736-2033
Mary Ackenhusen (president and CEO) Health care 2001 Vancouver 11,584 12,896
3 No. of FTE employees - GVRD/Lower Mainland only 2013- headcount: Faculty and staff; does not include student employees University of British Columbia
2329 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Phone: 604-822-2211
Arvind Gupta (president and vice-chancellor) Post-secondary education 1915 Vancouver 13,390 12,398
4 No. of FTE employees - GVRD/Lower Mainland only 2013- headcount: 2012 figure School District No 36 (Surrey)
14033 92nd Ave
Surrey, BC V3V 0B7
Phone: 604-596-7733
Jordan Tinney (superintendent) Education 1906 Surrey 10,025 9,998
5 Provincial Health Services Authority
1380 Burrard St Suite 700
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H3
Phone: 604-675-7400
Fax: 604-708-2700
Carl Roy (president and CEO); Wynne Powell (board chair) Health care 2001 Vancouver 8,123 8,409

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