B.C. is committed to supporting business and investing and has developed numerous valuable resources for business owners and investors at various stages in their endeavours. Learn about these resources and how you can make the most out of your opportunities.
Thinking of starting a business but not sure where to start? Or perhaps you're already a business owner and looking for opportunities for growth. Regardless of your stage in business, the following will help guide you in the right direction.
The construction industry has a major impact on the growth and strength of the province. This industry has literally built B.C. – everything from homes and office buildings, to roads and bridges. Every project is a tribute to the skilled workers who built it.
Natural resources found in the environment play a large part in B.C.’s economy. Business and industry sectors are able to use these resources to generate income and create jobs. However, the extraction of raw materials must be done in a responsible and sustainable way – ensuring that resources will be available for future generations.
B.C. is comprised of 94% provincial Crown land, 1% federal Crown land and 5% private land. Learn more about these different land types and appropriate uses for them.
Businesses can typically be divided into two broad categories – ones that produce goods and others that provide services. Companies within the service industry provide services in areas like communications, retail, transport, food, health and wellness, tourism, utilities, professional services and banking.
As a business owner or tax professional, there are a number of taxes, rules, regulations and exemptions that you’ll need to understand to run your business or to help your clients run their business properly and effectively.
Read about the different kinds of taxes and learn all about the audit and appeal process.
Before you launch your business, you have to dot your i’s and cross your t’s. Find out about permits, licences and registries here.
A healthy economy depends on a sustainable water supply. As B.C. is a large consumer of water for industry, residential, drinking and agricultural use, we need to consider the impacts on the province’s water supply as a whole.