Just so you know:
• Our ranking only includes cities with more than 10,000 permanent residents.
• Bedroom communities may be great places to live, but they have relatively small job markets. For that reason, we excluded cities like Port Moody, White Rock and West Vancouver.
• For Langley and North Vancouver, we combined the numbers for city/town and district governments.
• We work with research partner Environics Analytics because we think it has the best available data, but there are limits. For example, to produce its income numbers, Environics Analytics uses Statistics Canada and Canada Revenue Agency data projected forward to 2017. The unemployment rates shown in the ranking are from Statscan's September 2017 Labour Force Survey, a threemonth moving average that only calculates numbers for the province's seven economic regions and won't reflect any changes for the rest of the year.