Port Moody is a modern, urban community, located within the Metro Vancouver region. We are connected by rapid transit, rail, major highways, and a deep-sea port. We are only a 45-minute drive from two international airports and the Canada-U.S. border.

Our natural setting, residential and recreation opportunities, and proximity to nearby Simon Fraser University and Douglas College David Lam Campus serve as magnets to attract a skilled labour force.

Economic profile

View our economic profile to learn more about our:

  • demographics
  • labour force and employment
  • income levels
  • housing stock
  • real estate market
  • development costs and timing
  • taxes and fees

Economic development master plan

The Port Moody Economic Development Master Plan builds on priorities and direction previously established by Council and the community.

Economic study

The City of Port Moody's Community Development Department commissioned KPMG Professional Services to do an economic study of Port Moody, which was finalized in February of 2022. Read the study

Economic snapshot

Land area: 26.21 square kilometres

Population: 33,551 in 2016, according to Statistics Canada's 2016 Census

Value of building permits: $47.5 million in 2016; $26.7 million in 2015; $10.48 million in 2014

Business licenses issued: 2,805 in 2016; 2,738 in 2015; 2,904 in 2014

Biggest single employer: In 2014, Port Moody's biggest single employer was Eagle Ridge Hospital, with 927 employees, followed by the City of Port Moody (686 employees) and School District #43 (525 employees).

Local industry

Learn more about our local industry.


Visit Spacelist to explore the commercial spaces available for sale or lease in the City of Port Moody.

Start or expand your business

Are you looking to start or expand your business in Port Moody? Review our information about business licences, forms, and permits to find out what documents you need to get started. You may also want to check out the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce.