Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation

Minister’s Statement on May’s Labour Force Survey Results

Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, has issued the following statement on the release of Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for May 2022: “As we focus on creating an economy built for everyone, B.C. continues to lead Canada’s economic recovery with the addition of 5,100 new jobs in May. B.C. saw a […]

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European Trade Mission Concludes, Significant Agreements Signed

Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, and B.C. delegates concluded a trade mission to Europe, highlighted by signing two agreements with European countries to create opportunities and jobs for British Columbians. “It was a privilege to represent B.C. and showcase the work being done to build a stronger B.C. for everyone,” Kahlon […]

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Minister’s statement on Trade Mission

Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, has released the following statement on the trade mission to Europe to support good jobs in B.C., explore new economic opportunities and build on B.C.’s reputation as a leader in environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards: “I’m at the halfway point in our trade mission to […]

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Major Partnership with the Netherlands Signed to Better Support B.C. Food Security

A new agreement signed between the Province of B.C. and the Netherlands will help further secure British Columbia’s food supply by developing agricultural technology (agritech) opportunities in both jurisdictions. Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, co-signed the new action plan agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Nature Quality of the […]

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Trade Mission Will Showcase B.C.’s Strong Reputation

As the next step in the StrongerBC Economic Plan and as part of bringing good-paying jobs for people and families back to British Columbia, Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, will embark on a 10-day trade mission to Europe. Starting May 22, the mission will see the minister meet with key public- […]

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Minister’s Statement on April’s Labour Force Survey Results

Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, has issued the following statement on the release of Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for April 2022: “Following eight straight months of job gains, employment in British Columbia was little changed in April – decreasing by 2,000 jobs (-0.1%) – as the province continues to lead […]

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B.C. Businesses Benefit from National Intellectual Property Partnership

Business owners and entrepreneurs in B.C. will have better access to intellectual property (IP) resources to protect and develop their ideas through a new partnership. A new partnership between the Province, Innovation Asset Collective (IAC) and Innovate BC is part of a national IP strategy to help Canadian businesses maximize the potential of their ideas […]

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Minister’s Statement on March’s Labour Force Survey Results

Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, has issued the following statement on the release of Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for March 2022: “As we shift into spring, British Columbia continues to lead the country in economic recovery with eight straight months of job growth. B.C. created 10,500 new jobs in March, […]

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Minister’s Statement on Inclusive and Sustainable British Columbia Report

Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, has released the following statement on the release of a new report by Prof. Mariana Mazzucato on the StrongerBC Economic Plan, titled Inclusive and Sustainable British Columbia: a mission-oriented approach to a renewed economy: “Just over a year ago, Prof. Mazzucato agreed to help advise me […]

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Minister’s Statement on COVID-19 Supports for B.C. Businesses

Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, has released the following statement on supports for people, B.C. businesses and communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic: “As we take the next step in putting the pandemic behind us, our government wants to thank all of the B.C. businesses that helped get us here. Your incredible […]

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