The manufacturing sector includes businesses that are primarily engaged in the physical or chemical transformation of raw materials into new products. These products may be either finished (ready for final consumption) or semi-finished (used for further
processing). Related activities such as assembly, blending, or finishing are also treated as manufacturing activities.
As of July 2023, there were 148 businesses engaged in the manufacturing sector. This sector accounts for 2.3% of licensed businesses operating in the City of Nanaimo. The manufacturng sector provided 2,117 jobs in 2022, accounting for 4.3% of Nanaimo's
The manufacturing sector businesses are choosing Nanaimo for its cost advantages, quality workforce and excellent services and amenities. Nanaimo is interested in growing its Manufacturing sector and provides many competitive advantages.