Healthcare & Social Services

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Nanaimo is the central Island’s regional health service centre with an ever-expanding hospital and private healthcare facilities and services. The Healthcare and Social Services sector is the largest employment sector in Nanaimo providing 7,224 jobs (Esri 2021) for area residents. The Nanaimo Regional General Hospital serves a catchment area of approximately 300,000 people. Over 600 private businesses are licensed in this sector.

SOURCE: NANAIMO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, JUNE 2022
Business TypeCount% of sector
6211 - Offices of physicians9915%
6212 - Offices of dentists497%
6213 - Offices of other health practitioners20030%
62139 - Offices of all other health practitioners10%
62141 - Family planning centres10%
6215 - Medical & diagnostic laboratories142%
6216 - Home health care services304%
6219 - Other ambulatory health care services61%
623 - Nursing & residential care facilities203%
624 - Social assistance11417%
6241 - Individual & family services20%
62419 - Other individual & family services10%
6244 - Child day-care services13420%
Total671100%

Last updated: July 29, 2022

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