The first BC Jobs Plan 6 Month Report was released in February 2012 and highlights major milestones and work left to do.
The 1 Year Progress Report was released in September 2012, demonstrates BC Jobs Plan progress after one year.
The BC Jobs Plan is a commitment to making the business of doing business in BC more effective and efficient. Commitments include job creation, investment in infrastructure, getting goods to overseas markets quicker, and opening BC’s markets to global trade.
In December 2011, Share Your Ideas was launched to provide citizens with an opportunity to contribute their ideas for the BC Jobs Plan. We asked for input on topics ranging from what it would take for Vancouver to be recognized as a maritime centre of excellence to what you can do to encourage others to buy BC food. See what British Columbians had to say in each discussion – and how government is responding.
When resource-based industries increase their investments in new projects, one effect is a larger workload in permitting and approvals. The increased volume, coupled with increasingly complex reviews, can create delays and backlogs. To address this issue, government provided natural resource ministries with funding and introduced specific targets in September 2011 to reduce backlogs and improve turnaround times on approvals. As economic activity and demand for resources increases, government will continue to focus on streamlining authorization approval processes while upholding environmental standards.