Business

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.

Managing a business

With the many steps and processes associated with business management, the following will guide you in the right direction managing your business in British Columbia.

Small Business

The Small Business Branch aims to support a growing small business sector that contributes to a strong, sustainable provincial economy  through the development of programs, initiatives and resources designed to break down barriers to doing business in British Columbia.

International Business

As part of growing your business, you may be considering exporting, importing and investing. Find out what this means for you and your business.

Doing Business with Government

As of December 13, 2021, all contractor and subcontractor personnel entering a BC government workplace for the provision of services under a government contract while employees are present must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved for use in Canada. Read the vaccination Notice to Contractors for more information.

Liquor and cannabis regulation

The Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) oversees liquor and non-medical cannabis regulations. These are the rules and laws that govern B.C.'s private retail sale of liquor and non-medical cannabis.

Security services

Security services help keep British Columbians safe from harm. The province regulates and licenses security services industries to ensure they operate under the highest standards of conduct and accountability.

FIA/CUIA Consultation

The Ministry of Finance is undertaking a broad review of the Financial Institutions Act (FIA) and the related Credit Union Incorporation Act (CUIA).

Pill press

The Province of British Columbia introduced the Pill Press and Related Equipment Control Act to fight against the illegal production of counterfeit pills, particularly those containing opioids, and to help keep them off the streets.

B.C. Companies

Companies that are incorporated in B.C. are governed by the Business Corporations Act.  Watch this space to learn about updates to the Act and regulations and other helpful information for B.C. companies.