Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness
The Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness manages government services that help support and maintain the strong and diverse economy that British Columbians need for long-term prosperity. It’s the ministry’s mandate to grow B.C.’s technology sector, champion innovation, nurture small businesses, support economic development throughout the province, and promote B.C. internationally as a preferred place to invest and do business.
- Emerging Economy Task Force
- Indigenous Business & Investment Council
A council to help improve Aboriginal participation in the economy.
- BC Stats
The provincial government's leader in statistical and economic research and analysis.
Encourages and enables the strategic management and sharing of data across government and with the public.
- Economic Development
Find resources, tools and templates to support economic development in B.C. communities.
- BC Provincial Nominee Program
An accelerated immigration pathway for individuals to obtain permanent resident status in Canada.
- 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.
- 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.
- Trade Negotiations & Agreements
Information on international trade policy.
- Venture Capital
Programs to encourage investors to make equity capital investments in B.C. small businesses.
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.
Designed to help prospective immigrants, newcomers, community leaders, and service providers find the information, tools and resources that they need.