The Education sector is the fifth largest sector in Nanaimo, providing 3,380 jobs. The Education sector represents 7% of Nanaimo’s labour force (2021 Esri). Currently, there are 91 private firms involved in the Education and Training sector.
The Public sector is not required to obtain a business license, therefore those institutions are not reflected in the business count below.
SOURCE: NANAIMO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, JUNE 2022
|Business Type||Count||% of Sector|
|611 - Educational services||11||12%|
|61143 - Professional & mgmt. development training||3||3%|
|6116 - Other schools & instruction||75||82%|
|61171 - Educational support services||2||2%|
Nanaimo is home to Vancouver Island University, which offers a variety of certificate, diploma, and degree programs. The programs provide training in academic, vocational, and technical fields and range from basic literacy to university degrees.
Discover Community College and Sprott-Shaw Community College offer undergraduate programs in a variety of disciplines, further adding to Nanaimo’s educational sector. Nanaimo offers various options for K-12 education through public and private