Minister 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

  • 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. 
  • DataBC
    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. 

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. 
  • WelcomeBC
    Designed to help prospective immigrants, newcomers, community leaders, and service providers find the information, tools and resources that they need.