Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation

Last updated on July 16, 2024

The Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development 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 B.C.’s tech sector, champions innovation across the economy, nurtures small businesses, supports economic development throughout the province, and promotes B.C. 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.
  • 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.
  • Technology and Innovation
    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. 

Minister and Minister of State

Honourable Brenda Bailey

Honourable Brenda Bailey

Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation

Honourable Jagrup Brar

Honourable Jagrup Brar

Minister of State for Trade 

Parliamentary Secretary

Parliamentary Secretary Roly Russell

Roly Russell

Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Development

Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister Fazil Mihlar

Fazil Mihlar

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation