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How many jobs have been created as a result of Vancouver hosting the 2010 Olympic Winter Games?

Topics: - Workforce Trends
Jurisdiction: - British Columbia

Curious about how many jobs have been created in BC and Canada as a result of Vancouver hosting the 2010 Olympic Winter Games?

This September 2009 report (The Games effect) prepared by accounting firm PricewaterHouseCoopers LLP concluded that for the period from 2003 to 2008:

"The 2010 Winter Games are estimated to have produced up to 20,780 jobs in BC, approximately 10,000 (direct and indirect) of which were generated as a result of venue construction activity. A further 1,750 jobs were created across Canada through inter-provincal trade.

The report was commissioned by the BC and federal governments. Their November 5, 2009 news release about the report can be read here.