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BC Jobs Plan Economy Backgrounder

7 April 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.

Throne speech strikes a balance between economic, social, and environmental principles

22 June 2017 - The speech from the throne is an important moment in history – it reflects both the priorities British Columbians articulated in the recent election, and the ability to invest in programs and services that British Columbians depend on, thanks to years of sound fiscal management and building Canada’s leading economy.


Mount Polley long-term water management plan approved

7 April 2017 - The approval of the long-term water management plan for Mount Polley means the mine can continue to operate providing 350 well-paying jobs in the region.


B.C. government announces Wood Secretariat

7 April 2017 - Acting on commitments under Strong Past, Bright Future: A Competitiveness Agenda for B.C.’s Forest Sector and the Value-added Sector Action Plan, a Wood Secretariat has been formed.


New skills and job training for unemployed Vancouver residents

7 April 2017 - Up to 30 unemployed Lower Mainland residents will receive skills training and work experience in office and medical office administration thanks to a new Community and Employer Partnership with Vancouver Community College.


Supporting women to help drive the economy

7 April 2017 - The Province, along with YWCA Metro Vancouver, Valley Driving School, and six Lower Mainland trucking employers have joined forces to make sure that more women have the opportunity to train for a career in B.C.’s trucking industry.


Okanagan Centre for Innovation opens for tech entrepreneurs

7 April 2017 - Premier Christy Clark, along with representatives of the Government of Canada and the City of Kelowna, announced the official opening of the Okanagan Centre for Innovation.


More than 7,000 British Columbians train for local jobs with government support

6 April 2017 - More than 7,000 British Columbians will be trained by this fall through a wide range of skilled-trades and employment training projects throughout the province, thanks to $45.4 million from the provincial and federal governments in 2016/17.


B.C. provides over $480,000 for industrial marine sector’s labour-force training and retention

6 April 2017 - The Province is providing $480,600 as part of a Sector Labour Market Partnership project with the Association of BC Marine Industries (ABCMI) to conduct an assessment of the labour force in B.C.’s industrial marine sector.


B.C. provides more than $250,000 to improve skills training for recreational-marine industry

6 April 2017 - The Province is providing $253,500 as part of a Sector Labour Market Partnership project with the Quadrant Marine Institute aimed at identifying and assessing the obstacles associated with apprenticeship training in B.C.’s recreational-marine industry.


First Nations to benefit from Kemess mine

6 April 2017 - New government-to-government and mineral tax revenue-sharing agreements provide for economic benefits and collaboration opportunities for First Nations in northern B.C., related to the proposed Kemess Underground mine.