Business Resources

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Listed below is a series of business resources to help you run and understand your business:

  • Aboriginal Business Service Network: the ABSN is a collective of Indigenous business service providers in British Columbia who enhance access to business information and resources.
  • Address Change BC: the online service to change address quickly and easy.
  • BC Job Plans: a list of different job plans available in British Columbia.
  • BC Online: the Internet access to e-government services for Legal, Business, Government and Professionals.
  • BCBid: access British Columbia’s public sector bid opportunities.
  • wBizPaL: find permits and licenses you may require when starting or operating a business.
  • Business Development Bank of Canada: access news and resources of one of Canada’s top federal bank.
  • Canada Business Network: services and information about the Canadian business network.
  • Canada Revenue Agency:  the CRA website will help you administer any type of tax, payroll and payables.
  • Canadian Company Capabilities Database: database of different industries in the Canadian economy.
  • Canadian Franchise Association: discover the organization that will help you grow your business through the franchise model.
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office:  the CIPO is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada.
  • Community Futures British Columbia: get in touch with the community organization that contributes to social and economic improvement in British Columbia.
  • Corporate Online: access the online filing centre for your business in British Columbia.
  • Corporations Canada: government agency of Innovation, Science and Economic Development responsible for the incorporation of Canadian businesses.
  • Employers’ Advisers Office: government office that helps you with business registration and workers’ compensation.
  • Employment Standards Branch: the sets standards for payment, compensation and work conditions in most workplaces in BC.
  • FrontCounter BC: the government agency that helps in the process for individuals and medium-small natural resources businesses that are starting up or are already running their business.