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Aboriginal Business Advisory Centres

Aboriginal Business Advisory Centres ensure that Aboriginal entrepreneurs have access to business support and advice to help them reach their business goals. Learn more 

Aboriginal Business & Entrepreneurship Skills Training

Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Skills Training (BEST) provides a 12-part training series at no charge to participants in Aboriginal communities across B.C. Learn more

Attract Investors or Sell a B.C. Business is an online, searchable database of business and project opportunities. Learn more

Business Expansion Loans

Community Futures helps B.C. businesses expand into new markets, respond to increased demand and update technology. Learn more

Buy Local Program 

The Buy Local Program aims to increase consumer demand and sales of B.C. agrifoods. Learn more

Canada - B.C. Job Grant

The Canada-B.C. Job Grant is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that helps employers invest in training for their current or future employees. The Grant assists eligible employers to offset the cost of training, with the employer contributing one-third of the cost of training. Learn more

Do Business with Government

BCBid lets B.C. businesses access, create, browse and compete on public sector opportunities. Learn more

First Citizens Fund Business Loan Program

Business loans are available to Aboriginal entrepreneurs in British Columbia. Learn more

First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund

The First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF) promotes increased Aboriginal community participation in the clean energy sector within their asserted traditional territories and treaty areas. Learn more

Job Creation Partnerships

Job Creation Partnerships provide funding to organizations to assist with local projects that provide useful work experience and skill enhancement opportunities to eligible job seekers to help them obtain sustainable employment. Learn more

Small Business Services 

Small Business BC is British Columbia’s premiere resource centre for knowledge-based business products and services. Learn more

Tax Credits for Hiring Apprentices

Income tax credits for employers of apprentices registered in Industry Training Authority apprenticeship programs. Learn more

WorkBC Employer Job Posting

WorkBC provides B.C. employers with a comprehensive website that includes information to help support and grow their business, as well as access to a job board that helps employers find quality talent through free job postings. Learn more