Whether you come to Whistler to live, work or play, the community offers incredible opportunity.
Consistently ranked one of the top ski resorts in the world, Whistler is a global leader among destination mountain resort communities and as a result, a great place to do business.
With 2.7 million unique visitors per year and $1.27 billion of consumer spending per year, local business generate sustainable livelihoods for our residents and economic returns for investors.
Tourism remains the primary driver of Whistler's economic success, supported by compatible activities that provide a healthy diversified marketplace.
The Whistler Chamber of Commerce actively supports business, economic growth and diversification. Representing over 800 members, the mission of the Whistler Chamber of Commerce is to facilitate sustained prosperity for all businesses in Whistler by providing leadership, support, resources and tools.
To get more information about the Whistler Chamber of Commerce, visit whistlerchamber.com.
As a result of a strong business sector, Whistler's job market is diverse. The community's resident work force has grown steadily with high numbers in tourism-related service sectors, including food and beverage, accomodation, recreation and entertainment, retail trade, business services, real estate and transportation.
This past winter, the resort workforce represented 12,200 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. More than 10,447 of those FTE positions were full-time employees, with 1,700 part-time employees making up the rest.
Every year, between 24% and 35% of Whistler's total workforce arrives from out of town to work for the season or year. Whistler's seasonal employees come from around the world to live and play in our unique resort town.
Consistently ranked one of the top ski resorts in the world, Whistler is a global leader among destination mountain resort communities. Its resilient and vibrant tourism economy is supported by community-wide partnerships focused on economic growth and development. The result is, of course, an exceptional vacation destination and a great place to do business.