Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation

The Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation manages government services that help support and maintain the strong and diverse economy that British Columbians need for long-term prosperity. It supports the growth of BC’s tech sector, champions innovation across the economy, nurtures small businesses, supports economic development throughout the province, and promotes BC internationally as a preferred place to invest and do business.

Featured Topics

  • Economic Recovery
    B.C.’s economic recovery plan is about helping all of us – people, businesses and communities – get back on track. The recovery plan includes funding and measures to strengthen health care, create good jobs and opportunities for people, and help B.C. businesses come back stronger.
  • Innovation
    Growing technology and innovation in the province.
  • Economic Development
    Find resources, tools and templates to support economic development in B.C. communities.
  • Small Business Support
    Guides and resources to assist you with your small business venture, as well as information about the Small Business Roundtable, and the Mobile Business Licence, which allows your business to operate across participating jurisdictions.
  • Investment In Businesses With High-Growth Potential
    InBC is a $500 million strategic investment fund with a “triple bottom line” mandate that invests in high-growth potential businesses to help them scale up.
  • Indigenous Business and Investment Council
    Focused on increasing Indigenous participation in the economy, promoting Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs, and industry partnerships.
  • Technology, Innovation & Research 
    Investments in innovation to fuel the continued growth and diversification of our economy, including government's primary capital investment in support of research infrastructure: the BC Knowledge Development Fund.

Featured Services

  • BizPaL
    Find the permits and licenses required when starting or operating your business. 
  • Small Business BC
    Providing building blocks to help entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses. 
  • Trade and Invest British Columbia 
    Helping International companies invest in British Columbia, one of North America's most competitive and dynamic business environments.