British Columbia has had a long-standing history with many hurdles every step of the way. However, it has managed to stay afloat with its abundant natural resources which have definitely contributed towards making it quite a strong economy. Throughout the span of the last two decades, British Columbia has seen exponential growth because of its resource-dominated economy and is, therefore, considered a sanctuary for small business owners and entrepreneurs. With time, Vancouver saw a huge immigrant population coming and settling in mostly from Asia. This has only made the province and the economy more vibrant and culturally diverse. At present, British Columbia is the third most populous province in Canada and contributes a whopping 12% towards its GDP.
BC Chamber of Commerce
The BC Chamber of Commerce is the largest business association in British Columbia, representing 100 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, and 36,000 businesses of every size, and from every sector and region of the province.
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
Staying together to their mission of “working together to build good business and a great community for all,” the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce was established in 1863. The official website states, “Over the years, The Chamber has initiated or been involved with establishing the South Island Film Commission, South Island Prosperity Partnership, VIATEC, Tourism Victoria and the whimsical Flower Count.
Small Business BC
British Columbians possess an entrepreneurial flair unmatched across Canada. In fact, 98 per cent of business in our province is small business. Small Business BC is the premier resource centre for these entrepreneurs.
Trade and Invest B.C.
On the West Coast of Canada, British Columbia (B.C.) offers opportunity in expansion and capital investment across a wide range of industries, with trade representatives specializing in facilitating opportunities with investors from nations around the world.