Employee Share Ownership Program

An Employee Share Ownership Plan in conjunction with employee involvement encourages employees and employers to work together to achieve the long-term success of the business.

B.C.'s Employee Share Ownership Program promotes investment by employees in their company.

Retiring business owners can use an employee share ownership plan to transfer ownership of their company to employees by selling shares directly to their employees.

The Employee Share Ownership Program provides employees with a 20% tax credit for making investments in their employers’ businesses.


The Province of British Columbia does not in any way guarantee nor express an opinion as to the value of any shares issued by an Employee Share Ownership Program registrant, the financial condition of the corporation or the merits of any investment or business proposal.