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Business Support

Business Resources

At Economic Partnership North Vancouver, we can do a lot to help your business succeed, including connecting you to other organizations and business support resources. Resources and services are available for startup and established businesses from a range of local, regional, provincial, and federal agencies and organizations. If you have questions, please contact us.

Small Business Funding and Support

BC Innovation Council

BC Innovation Council (BCIC) accelerates technology commercialization by supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs.

BDC

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is the only bank dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs, and offers loans, investments and advisory services.

BizPaL

BizPaL is an online service that benefits Canadian businesses by helping them identify which permits and licences they require and how to obtain them.

Futurpreneur

Futurpreneur Canada is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to the success of young businesses.

Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

The National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) is Canada’s premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Small Business BC

Small Business BC provides entrepreneurs with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their business.

Women’s Enterprise Centre

Women’s Enterprise Centre is BC’s leading resource for women entrepreneurs, offering personalized guidance, resources, skills development and empowerment.

Employee Recruitment

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.

Job Bank

Job Bank is the Government of Canada’s leading source for jobs and labour market information.

Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour

The Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour manages key lines of government service that help support and maintain a strong and diverse economy.

Work BC

WorkBC is the provincial government’s access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal – to help all British Columbians successfully navigate B.C.’s labour market.

Utilities

BC Hydro

BC Hydro is a provincial Crown corporation with a mandate to generate, purchase, distribute and deliver clean, reliable and low cost electricity to homes and businesses throughout British Columbia.

Fortis BC

Fortis is a leader in the North American electric and gas utility business. FortisBC owns and operates approximately 48,200 kilometres of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines and approximately 7,200 kilometres of transmission and distribution power lines.

Lonsdale Energy Corporation

Wholly-owned by the City of North Vancouver, Lonsdale Energy Corporation (LEC) provides dependable, clean, and competitively priced energy to 54 buildings totaling over 3,700,000 square feet.

Regional Transportation

BC Ferries

Under contract to the Province of British Columbia, BC Ferries is the service provider responsible for the delivery of safe, efficient and dependable ferry service along coastal British Columbia.

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure plans transportation networks, provides transportation services and infrastructure, develops and implements transportation policies.

SeaBus

Translink’s SeaBus is a passenger-only ferry that crosses the Burrard Inlet, connecting downtown Vancouver with the North Shore.

Translink

TransLink is Metro Vancouver’s regional transportation authority.

 

Research and Statistics

BC Stats

BC Stats is the central statistical agency of the Province of British Columbia.

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) helps Canadians meet their housing needs.

CANSIM

CANSIM is Statistics Canada’s key socioeconomic database.

Government of British Columbia – Local Government Statistics

Information on municipal tax rates and tax burden, local government statistics, and other statistics related to regional and municipal governments in BC can be found here.

Metro Vancouver Regional Data and Statistics

Metro Vancouver is a partnership of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services.

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture.