Business Resources


Wage Subsidy Programs



Mitacs-Accelerate is Canada’s premiere research internship program. It connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges.

Graduate Research Internship Program


WorkBC provides many tools and resources covering all aspects of employment, from job seeker to job provider. Please visit their website for more information.

Find Wage Subsidy Info for BC

Get Youth Working

Get Youth Working offers employers a $2,800 Wage Subsidy incentive to hire eligible youth 15 to 29 years of age. Additionally, employers may request up to $1,000 to purchase training for the newly hired youth.

Wage Subsidy Incentive



Work-Sharing is an adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer.

Graduate Research Internship Program

Business Financing


Business and Lending

The business development service of the CFNV works with small business entrepreneurs to assist them with business start-ups expansion and maintenance. We can assist you with business planning, operational and financial counselling and technical advice.

Business & Lending

Business Borrowing

Getting financing for your business doesn’t have to be a pain in the…well, you know. At Interior Savings, we take pride in helping business owners get the dollars they need to accomplish their dreams and invest in our local communities.

Business Borrowing

RBC Business Financing

Our wide range of loan and leasing options let you choose what´s right for your business now and in the future. We can help you plan and customize the financing options you need and complete your application.

Business Financing

CIBC Business Loans and Lines of Credit

As a business owner, you don’t have any time to waste. You want the right borrowing solutions to help run, develop and/or grow your business. CIBC offers a variety of borrowing solutions to meet your business needs so you can achieve the goals that matter to you.

Business Financing


Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust

The mission of the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust is to support regionally strategic investments in economic development projects that will have long-lasting and measurable regional benefits for the Southern Interior.

SIDIT Website

Selling or Buying a Business

Venture Connect prepares businesses for a sale, filling the gap between entrepreneurs and investors looking for select business opportunities in the Vancouver Island Coastal region of BC and business owners looking to sell their business or transition out of the work force.

Buying or selling a business

Small Business Resource Centre

We’ve gathered a library of content, including articles, webinars and practical tools, to help you manage and grow your small business.

Small Business Resource Centre

BMO Access to Financing can Make all the Difference

Whether you’re taking advantage of an opportunity or covering an unexpected or planned expense, quick access to financing can help keep your business strong. Borrow only what you need with a BMO Small Business Line of Credit.

Access to Financing

Scotia Bank Expert Solutions for your Business

Scotiabank helps you meet the demands of doing business, whether you operate locally or internationally.

Business Solutions


The Product Incentive Program

The Product Incentive Program provides financial incentives to small and medium businesses to replace old inefficient technologies with new energy-efficient products.

PowerSmart Programs

The Investment Agriculture Foundation

The Investment Agriculture Foundation strategically invests federal and provincial funds in support of innovative projects to benefit the agri-food industry in British Columbia. Funding is available to help the industry seize new opportunities and deal with emerging issues.

Funding for innovative agri-food industry

Explore available funding programs for your business

Take 45 seconds to learn how much money your small business may be able to receive in government grants and/or loans. While no one can guarantee you funding the more you know the better.

Explore funding

Government Grants for B.C. Small Business

Find consolidated information on how to acquire grants for your growing business.

BC Business Grants


Grants & Financing

Entrepreneurs often report that getting financing is the most challenging aspect of starting or growing a business. If you are looking for money for your business, you should start by learning about the different types of financing that are available and assessing which one best suits your needs.

Grants & Financing

BDC Business Financing

Our financing is structured to protect your cash flow: Longer-term payment, Repayment schedules to suit your business cycle and the possibility to defer capital payments

BDC Business Financing

Business Tax Credit Programs



Business information applies to corporations, small businesses, home offices, trades, and people who are self-employed.

Taxes & Tax Credits

Mining Exploration Tax Credit

The mining exploration tax credit (METC) is for eligible corporations and corporations that are active members of partnerships conducting grassroots mineral exploration in B.C.

Mining Exploration Tax Credit

Training Tax Credit

The training tax credit is for employers and apprentices who take part in eligible apprenticeship programs administered through the Industry Training Authority (ITA).

Training Tax Credit

Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Credit

The scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) tax credit is for qualifying corporations that carry on SR&ED in B.C. before September 1, 2017.

SR&ED Tax Credit