The StrongerBC Economic Plan

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We have a plan for today and a vision for tomorrow

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The StrongerBC Economic Plan

This plan builds on our progress to make life better for people and families. It lays out a long-term plan to grow BC’s economy by tackling today’s challenges.

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The StrongerBC Economic Plan sets two big goals for BC to accomplish in the long-term — inclusive and clean growth — and six core missions to keep us on track

Inclusive growth

Inclusive growth

Making life better, from lowering the cost of living to training people for the jobs of tomorrow

Clean growth

Clean growth

Tackling climate change, from fostering innovation to positioning BC to lead in a low-carbon economy

How BC will build an inclusive economy that benefits everyone

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Supporting People and Families

  • Investing in people and families to make life more affordable
  • Delivering the services — like health care and child care — you can count on
  • Expanding opportunities for education and training
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Building Resilient Communities

  • Helping communities thrive with modern infrastructure resilient to changes in the climate and the economy
  • Building affordable housing, new schools and hospitals
  • Making sure every home and community in BC has access to high-speed internet
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Advancing True, Lasting and Meaningful Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

  • Working to advance our commitments to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples
  • Partnering with First Nations and Indigenous communities to support new economic initiatives
  • Acknowledging, respecting and upholding Indigenous rights, First Nations title and Indigenous control of their land and resources

We’re taking action to make life better for you and your family

Training people for the jobs of tomorrow

Helping people seize the opportunities that come with 1 million job openings in BC over the next 10 years

Connecting communities to high-speed internet

Making sure every home and community in BC has access to high-speed internet

Creating opportunities for underrepresented entrepreneurs

New entrepreneur training and business support for Indigenous Peoples and traditionally underrepresented groups

Supporting Indigenous-led economic opportunities

Advancing our commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples through economic development

Training people to get jobs in trades and tech

Building a new Trades and Technology Complex at BCIT to train people to fill the high-demand jobs opening up in BC

How BC will grow a clean economy that tackles climate change

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Meeting BC’s Climate Commitments

  • Delivering on BC’s commitment to reduce climate pollution and build a cleaner BC
  • Helping people and business transition to clean energy solutions
  • Supporting industries to become low-carbon
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Leading on Environmental and Social Responsibility

  • Helping develop, promote, and market environmentally and socially responsible goods and services
  • Positioning BC to compete and win in a global economy that puts a premium on ESG
  • Investing in the development of low-carbon goods and technology
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Fostering Innovation Across Our Economy

  • Helping BC’s high-tech sector find talent and scale-up
  • Creating new manufacturing opportunities in an innovative economy
  • Adding value to natural resources

We’re taking action to protect our environment and create opportunities

Building more with low-carbon materials

Adding value to BC wood with Mass Timber, while meeting our climate goals

Promoting environmental and social responsibility in BC

Establishing an ESG Centre of Excellence to promote, develop, and market environmentally friendly and socially responsible goods, resources and services

Growing BC’s life science sector

Investing in new talent, lab space, research capacity to support BC’s life sciences sector

Helping move more BC goods to market

Supporting BC’s goods movement sector to adapt to changing markets and meet CleanBC targets

Helping local clean tech companies scale-up and grow

Establishing Integrated Marketplaces to connect local clean tech businesses with customers

Feeding BC and beyond

Creating an Agritech Centre of Excellence to share innovation, best practices and knowledge in the pursuit of enhanced food security and clean growth

Growing BC’s manufacturing sector

Creating more domestic manufacturing capability, increasing cross-sector collaboration, and supporting new jobs and high-value sustainable goods across sectors

Helping businesses access global markets

Promoting trade, increasing opportunities to export BC products and services, and making BC more resilient to market volatility

Help shape the future of BC’s economy

We’ve worked with British Columbians to build an Economic Plan that works for you and your family.

We want to keep hearing from you to help shape your future, and your province’s future.

Your stories and feedback will help us get a more complete picture of British Columbians’ needs and desires for our economy.

This public engagement is open from February 13 to April 15, 2022.

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Learn how we’re building a StrongerBC for everyone

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Economic Plan resources to download

The StrongerBC Economic Plan

Reader friendly PDF of BC’s Economic Plan: A plan for today, a vision for tomorrow.