Despite a small population (just over 8,100 as of the last census), Kitimat continues to punch above its size in terms of employment opportunities. (The Globe and Mail has called it “Canada’s next boom town.”) That’s largely due to LNG Canada’s $17-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and export terminal, scheduled for completion in 2025. It’s expected to employ as many as 7,500 workers during the peak construction years of 2021 to 2024, and already employs about 1,600 people.
Buy here: 2019 average assessed value of a single-family home in Kitimat: $332,000 (up 41%).
By Michael White