BC Jobs Plan Webinars

Attracting International Students to your Community

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Description:  International students spent close to $2.3 billion in B.C. in 2012/13, which supported almost 25,500 jobs and contributed $1.63 billion to our economy. Our most recent figures indicate that 114,600 international students attended all levels of education in B.C., up 22% since 2009-10.

Representatives from the City of Kamloops and Thompson Rivers University will present collaborative efforts to create a welcoming environment that attracts international students and also encourages residency in the community following graduation. A representative from the Ministry of Advanced Education will present how the Province of British Columbia supports the international education sector.

Originally streamed October 1st, 2015


Growing Export Markets in Agrifoods Manufacturing

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Description:  Growing into foreign markets or expanding distribution can be a challenge - fortunately the B.C. Government offers a range of resources that can help B.C.’s manufacturers of any product grow their export markets. Representatives from the Ministry of International Trade and Small Business BC will share the export-related services they can offer businesses to help sustainably grow distribution.

Whether you’re brand new to exporting or looking to further expand your international presence, your business can benefit from our presenters’ expertise.

Originally streamed June 25th, 2015


Resources from Small Business BC

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Description: Small Business BC is British Columbia’s key resource centre for small businesses, delivering knowledge based products and services. Small Business BC’s innovative approach and programs to support entrepreneurs in every stage of the business cycle have been recognized by several national and international awards, solidifying its reputation as an exceptional business resource. Learn how your business can benefit from Small Business BC’s services. Hear from Small Business BC’s CEO and Client Services Manager, and from a company that is thriving following their involvement.

Originally streamed April 23, 2015


Technology: The BC Venture Acceleration Program

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Description: The BC Venture Acceleration program fosters a disciplined approached to growing a technology company. Providing strategic leadership with an Executive in Residence and valuable networking opportunities, the program helps grow tech-startups in their own community. The new virtual program means any community, rural or urban, can be an innovative technology hub. Hear from the experts who deliver the program, and a community and company that are thriving following their involvement

Originally streamed November 13, 2014