All eyes to the sky! The legendary Royal Canadian Airforce Snowbirds soar over Clover Point. Victoria is one of many locations they're visiting throughout the province this summer. August is a busy month for aerospace in British Columbia.
B.C.’s growing aerospace industry generates annual industry revenues of approximately $2.4 billion, value-added output (GDP) of $1.3 billion and employs over 8,000 people. Globally, 38,000 new aircraft valued at $5.6 trillion are expected to be needed over the next 20 years. In last year’s budget, the government committed $5-million over five years to develop and grow B.C.’s aerospace industry.
Aerospace is supporting the BC Jobs Plan by helping to keep the economy diverse, strong and growing. Since September 2011, the BC Jobs Plan has been building on the strengths of eight of the province’s key sectors using an educated and skilled workforce.
Learn more about what's going with the aerospace industry this summer: http://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2015JTST0101-001226