Choose More. Choose Kitimat.

Choose more of what you love. Choose life on your own terms. Choose Kitimat. More of the great outdoors, more fishing, more opportunity to make your mark by building a career, starting a business, and owning property. More connection to friends, family, and community, and welcoming hospitality to make you feel at home and to get more out of life.

Choose More. Choose Kitimat.

Choose more of what you love. Choose life on your own terms. Choose Kitimat. More of the great outdoors, more fishing, more opportunity to make your mark by building a career, starting a business, and owning property. More connection to friends, family, and community, and welcoming hospitality to make you feel at home and to get more out of life.

Quick Facts About Kitimat

Looking to advance your career and be part of a vibrant community? Make Kitimat home.

We invite you to be part of our unprecedented economic growth happening right now. Here are some quick facts about Kitimat:

Population

8,131 (2016 Census)

Location

Northwestern region of British Columbia, Canada

Top Activities

- Ocean and river fishing
- Hiking
- Winter sports

Top Industries

- Manufacturing
- Freight shipping
- Energy

Average Housing Price

$332,000 (2020)

A Pillar of the Provincial Economy

Since its inception, Kitimat has been a key pillar of the regional and provincial economy. Our robust industrial sector translates to high-paying, rewarding employment and business opportunities, as well as a robust tax base for community amenities.

 

With the construction of Canada’s first LNG export facility, and numerous large-scale projects lined up, there are many opportunities for businesses to thrive, along with plenty of high-paying, rewarding jobs to choose from.

A Pillar of the Provincial Economy

Since its inception, Kitimat has been a key pillar of the regional and provincial economy. Our robust industrial sector translates to high-paying, rewarding employment and business opportunities, as well as a robust tax base for community amenities.

 

With the construction of Canada’s first LNG export facility, and numerous large-scale projects lined up, there are many opportunities for businesses to thrive, along with plenty of high-paying, rewarding jobs to choose from.

Everything You Need

Our abundant green spaces, extensive walkway system and carefully balanced residential, commercial and industrial areas add to Kitimat’s livability. The average commute to work takes only minutes.

 

Kitimat offers a range of housing options to meet your needs. Whether you are looking to rent your first apartment or purchase your retirement acreage, you can find a place to call your own. The average price of a home is also 4 times less expensive than the average price of a home in Vancouver.

 

Kitimat’s modern-day amenities make it an ideal place to call home. It is well connected with a regional airport only a 30-minute drive away.

 

The Kitimat General Hospital is a Level 4 trauma centre, providing emergency and medical services to the community.

Everything You Need

Our abundant green spaces, extensive walkway system and carefully balanced residential, commercial and industrial areas add to Kitimat’s livability. The average commute to work takes only minutes.

 

Kitimat offers a range of housing options to meet your needs. Whether you are looking to rent your first apartment or purchase your retirement acreage, you can find a place to call your own. The average price of a home is also 4 times less expensive than the average price of a home in Vancouver.

 

Kitimat’s modern-day amenities make it an ideal place to call home. It is well connected with a regional airport only a 30-minute drive away.

 

The Kitimat General Hospital is a Level 4 trauma centre, providing emergency and medical services to the community.

Explore our Neighbourhoods

Kitimat is divided into five residential neighbourhoods with purchase and rental options available at affordable prices. Whether you are looking to invest, purchase, build or rent, we have options for you.

Cable Car

Rural subdivision, 4H fairgrounds, river boat launch, river fishing, playground.

Whitesail

: Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club, Clague Mountain, Presbyterian Church, and Mount Elizabeth High School

Nechako

Nechako Elementary School, St. Anthony’s Catholic School, a neighbourhood shopping and service centre, skateboard park, playgrounds, and our fire hall.

Kildala

Kildala Elementary School, city centre downtown core, Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre, Kitimat Ice Rink, Tamitik Ice Arena, Riverlodge Recreation Centre, Kitimat General Hospital, Joe’s trail, river fishing, playgrounds.

Strawberry Meadows

A rural lifestyle in the heart of the community, Minette Bay West Park.

Resident Attraction Guide

Read our community guide to find more about why you choose more when you choose Kitimat.


Life in Kitimat
Top FAQs

Our most frequently asked questions about life in Kitimat. If yours are not answered below, please get in touch!

If I’m looking for a job in Kitimat, where can I get local support?

Looking for a job can be challenging, but local and provincial resources can assist with your job search. You can check our Job Seekers page for more information on main industries and employment opportunities in Kitimat.

I’m an entrepreneur and thinking about opening a business in Kitimat. What should I do?

The District of Kitimat and Kitimat Chamber of Commerce work with businesses and investors in a wide variety of areas. If you need information for your new business start-up, relocation, or site selection for industrial or international trade, visit our Entrepreneurs page for more information on how to open and operate a business in Kitimat.

I would like to relocate to Kitimat. What should I do?

Depending on where you are coming from, you will be required to do a number of different things: from applying for a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to registering for a Medical Service Plan and/or purchasing insurance. But don’t worry, you can count on support from our Kitimat Chamber of Commerce and other local organizations to help you settle in.

Check out our Newcomers page for more information on what you need to do for a smoother relocation to Kitimat.

Can I find affordable housing in Kitimat?

Yes, the average price to purchase a single-family home in Kitimat is $332,000, which is 4 times cheaper than the average price of a home in Vancouver. You can also find apartments and townhouses for one-third of the price asked in Vancouver. More detailed information on Housing in Kitimat can be found on the District of Kitimat’s website.

 

What is weather like in Kitimat throughout the year?

In Kitimat, you can enjoy four-season coastal temperate weather. Our winters are not as cold as compared to other cities in Canada (average low of -2), but it can get snowy which is perfect for winter sports! Our summers include warm, yet mild temperatures perfect for adventuring in nature.

 

Life in Kitimat

There is good reason why Kitimat is well-known as being the marvel of nature and industry. We have a thriving economy, a bounty of business and employment opportunities balanced with a comfortable, relaxed lifestyle.