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Economic Development Funding & Grants

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

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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 standards and workplace safety

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 development benefits communities, industries and people in regions across B.C. Find funding, tools, resources, best practices and services to support your community’s economic goals, whether you’re urban or rural, large or small, Indigenous or non-Indigenous.

International investment and trade

The B.C. government pursues strategic opportunities to promote British Columbia internationally as a preferred place to invest and do business.

Investment Capital

There are many challenges to owning a small business - among them, raising capital. The ability to raise capital can determine whether or not a good idea gets off the ground.

Non-profit sector

Non-profits are an important social and economic force.  B.C. is home to over 29,000 non-profits. The sector employs over 86,000 people in throughout the province. It contributes $6.7 billion to B.C.'s economy.

The Province's Trade and Invest B.C. website showcases British Columbia to the world as an outstanding business destination.

Small Business in British Columbia

Small Business in British Columbia

Small Business is Big Business in B.C.

Small Business in British Columbia


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

BC Ideas Exchange

BC Ideas Exchange

BC Ideas Exchange webinars and success stories share economic development ideas, promising practices and community collaboration happening in B.C. 

Webinars and Success Stories