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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.


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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.

Job Seekers & Employees

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

Employment Standards & 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 growth and diversification benefits communities, industries and families in regions across B.C. Find funding, tools, resources, best practices and services to realize your community’s economic development potential.

International Investment & 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.

The Province's Trade and Invest website markets B.C.'s sectors and communities and competitive advantages internationally.

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

Check out the growing collection of case studies in economic development excellence starring B.C.'s communities.

Economic Development Success Stories