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Read the latest news updates below demonstrating how the government is putting the BC Jobs Plan into action.

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BC Jobs Plan Economy Backgrounder

13 March 2017 – The Province remains focused on the long-term goals set out in the BC Jobs Plan, keeping the economy diverse, strong and growing. The BC Jobs Plan Economy Backgrounder provides information on the Province’s economic progress since the launch of the Jobs Plan in 2011.

Province commits $102,000 for trades equipment in Gulf Islands School District

28 March 2017 - Skilled trades students in the Gulf Islands School District will benefit from a three-year, $15-million investment by the B.C. government to support youth trades programs with the purchase of new trades training equipment.


Local brewery hops to success with funding

27 March 2017 - Located in the Rocky Mountains, where work and play mix with copious amounts of fresh air, locally crafted beer by the Fernie Brewing Company is giving British Columbians a taste of the outdoor life with every sip.


WorkBC’s Career Education Day to introduce youth to future career options in Coquitlam

27 March 2017 - Young people in Coquitlam will be able to discover the skills they will need for tomorrow’s in-demand occupations, and engage in a direct dialogue with local employers and post-secondary schools about upcoming career opportunities at WorkBC’s Career Education Day.


Working to expand manufacturing in the Kootenays

25 March 2017 - The Province and the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to find new ways to expand the manufacturing industry in the Kootenays.


Helping one single mother turns into help for many

24 March 2017 -  Amy Cousineau has faced a number of challenges in the past, but is putting it all behind her thanks to the support of the Single Parent Employment Initiative (SPEI).


Green light for new Nursing and Population Health Building at TRU

24 March 2017 - Thompson Rivers University (TRU) will be home to a new $30.6-million Nursing and Population Health Building that will help meet the need for nurses in the Thompson-Okanagan and throughout B.C.


B.C. provides $600,000 for NIC aquaculture technician training on Vancouver Island

23 March 2017 - The British Columbia government and North Island College (NIC) have partnered on a new $600,000 labour-market project that will boost aquaculture in B.C. and help residents become aquaculture technicians in the future.


Forestry training offered in Revelstoke, Shuswap

22 March 2017 - The Province is committing $749,872 to help unemployed people find forestry jobs through a paid training opportunity with Okanagan College.


A new year off to a great start for B.C.’s tourism sector

22 March 2017 - In the first month of 2017, international visitor arrival numbers continue to show positive signs of growth for the booming tourism sector in British Columbia.


Central Okanagan residents receiving training for local jobs with government support

21 March 2017 - Up to 322 job seekers are receiving training for jobs in the Central Okanagan, thanks to support from the federal and provincial governments.