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B.C.’s agrifoods sector generates jobs throughout the province, creating business opportunities for industry and investors while producing some of the freshest, healthiest and safest food products in the world.
Forestry is at the core of B.C.'s economy. Forestry features B.C.’s competitive advantages – our skilled labour, our proximity to Asia, and our commitment to using world-leading sustainable forest practices.
B.C. is a world leader in quality education. Now more than ever, parents and students from around the world are choosing B.C. as a top study destination. At the same time, B.C. students have expanded access to information and opportunities about studying abroad.
B.C.’s mining and energy sectors provide high paying jobs throughout the province, at locations ranging from remote First Nations and rural communities to corporate offices in B.C.’s largest city, Vancouver – a recognized world centre of excellence for its engineering, environmental and financing expertise.
Natural gas helps fuel B.C.’s economy by creating jobs, driving business and providing investment opportunities. Revenues generated go to all corners of the province to help fund social programs and major infrastructure projects like roads and bridges.
Technology helps drive the B.C. economy and generates desirable jobs for highly-skilled, creative and educated British Columbians. The technology sector has been the second-fastest private sector job creator over the last decade.
Tourism is one of B.C.’s top job-creating industries. It provides lifelong careers, seasonal and part-time jobs, and opportunities for entrepreneurs.
By air, sea, rail and road, transportation moves B.C.'s economy. B.C. businesses and Canadian companies rely on transportation to reach global markets and North American industrial centres. International investors benefit from efficient and reliable transportation networks.
Small business is a key driver of job creation and economic growth, generating 31 per cent of the province’s gross domestic product and accounting for 86 per cent of all provincial exporters.
Manufacturing is present in almost all sectors of the BC Jobs Plan, in forestry, agrifoods, technology, mining and natural gas. Seizing on opportunities from natural resource development and capitalizing on niche markets for specialty products, B.C. manufacturing generates growth and employment in every region of the province.
Expanding access to priority markets including China, India, Japan, South Korea, Europe and the United States, gives B.C. businesses and communities of all sizes the potential for immense growth and an opportunity to strengthen local economies and provide jobs.
The B.C. government is committed to improving Aboriginal participation in the economy and promoting economic certainty in the province by encouraging economic growth in Aboriginal communities. Underscoring this commitment is the knowledge that government must work in partnership with Aboriginal peoples to identify shared goals, strategic outcomes and progress.