Enabling Job Creation
Creating strategies to stimulate long-term job creation is an important priority for the government and private sector.
One of the ways government believes it can lead the way in job creation is to get out of the way. This is about clearing obstacles, streamlining processes and tightening approval timelines. It’s about maintaining and letting the private sector do what it does best – create jobs.
Even when getting out the way, government has a role in maintaining strong environmental, safety and health standards. It also has a role in lowering taxes, balancing the budget and creating smart regulation.
Job Creation: Actions
- Helping citizens find jobs by providing connections to career information, employment services, job banks and local job events through WorkBC.
- Working closely with entrepreneurs.
- Improving the relationships and economic opportunities for First Nations peoples.
Job Creation: Results
- BC ranked first in job growth since August, 2011, compared to other provinces, followed by Alberta, Quebec and Ontario. In total, BC has added 57,000 jobs in the last year.
- BC’s 6.7 per cent unemployment rate remains below the national average of 7.3 per cent.
- Nine new non-treaty agreements have been signed with First Nations to improve economic uncertainty.
- $3M expansion to Small Business Venture Capital Program tax credit.
For details on all action and results, see the 1 Year Report
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