Employment, Business & Economic Development

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Trade and Investment Representatives

Our international offices help the world discover B.C. as an investment destination, a trade and innovation partner, and a source of quality imports.

Economic Development Funding & Grants

Our grant search tool can help your economic development initiative succeed – search for funding options from a variety of sources.

Changes for Societies

The new Societies Act changes the way not-for-profit corporations operate in B.C. See what’s new and find out how long societies have to update.


Services and Information Topics


Already a business owner and looking for opportunities for growth?  Or thinking of starting a small business but not sure where to start? ​Regardless of your stage in business, the following resources will help guide you in the right direction.

Employment Assistance Programs

As a B.C. resident and depending on your personal and work situation, you may be eligible for social assistance and income assistance.

Job Seekers & Employees

Use different tools and information sources to find a great job and access work-related advice.


These resources will help guide you through the masses of information about managing employees.


Employment Standards & Advice

Whether you’re an employee or an employer, it’s important to understand employment standards and to know where to go if you need help or advice.


Economic Development

Economic growth and diversification benefits regions, communities, industries and families across B.C. Use tools and resources and connect with services to support job creation and growth.

International Investment & Trade

The Ministry of International Trade and Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism pursues strategic opportunities to promote British Columbia internationally as a preferred place to invest and do business.

Virtual Trade Representative

Virtual Trade Representative

The Virtual Trade Representative markets BC, its sectors and its communities internationally.


LNG-Buy BC Online Tool

LNG-Buy BC Online Tool

B.C. businesses can benefit from LNG-related procurement opportunities. LNG-Buy BC enables buyers to connect with suppliers.

LNG-Buy BC - LNG Business Opportunities

Small Business in British Columbia

Small Business in British Columbia

Small Business is Big Business in B.C.  Celebrate this year’s ninth annual B.C. Small Business Month.

Small Business in British Columbia



WorkBC.ca helps British Columbians successfully navigate B.C.’s job market.




In Focus

Team BC medallists in the spotlight at 2015 Skills Canada BC gala

More than 100 attendees including representatives from the provincial government, industry, alumni and educators are on hand to celebrate the best trades and technology students in B.C. at the 21st annual Skills Canada BC gala this evening.

Tuesday November 24, 2015