Government of Canada provides targeted support for business to help maintain over 11,000 jobs in British Columbia

Funding provides BC entrepreneurs with the advice and tools they need to mitigate COVID-19 impacts on their businesses. November 13, 2020 – Quesnel, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada From the outset, the Government of Canada has taken action to support businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to protect their contributions to the … Read more

Backgrounder: Funding for British Columbia business support services

November 13, 2020 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada Today, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra, announced over $1.7 million for business support services across BC. This Western Economic Diversification Canada funding comes from the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) and supports … Read more

Government of Canada to announce funding support for business ecosystems in British Columbia

Quesnel, British Columbia – November 12, 2020 –  The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, will provide details on funding to support business ecosystems across British Columbia. Following remarks, Minister Murray will … Read more

Government of Canada expands Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to support more Western businesses

Minister Joly announces that additional funding for small and medium-sized businesses now available Edmonton, Alberta, October 2, 2020 – Western Economic Diversification Canada Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan has helped to protect millions of jobs, provide emergency support to families and keep businesses afloat as they deal with the impact of COVID-19. A central part … Read more

Government of Canada supports Just Transition from coal-generated power in Saskatchewan and Alberta

$5.8 million for communities in Saskatchewan and Alberta to attract business, create jobs Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 25, 2020 – Western Economic Diversification Canada Transitioning from coal-fired power is an important step to protect our climate and create a more sustainable economy. Such a change has to be done in a just and fair way for … Read more

Government of Canada invests in Just Transition for coal workers, communities in Saskatchewan and Alberta

Transitioning from coal-fired power is an important step to protect our climate and creating a more sustainable economy. Such a change must be done in a just and fair way for Canadians affected by the move away from coal. Through Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), the Government of Canada is investing $5,795,380 in 12 projects … Read more

Government of Canada supports British Columbia’s clean technology sector

Minister Melanie Joly announces $2.2 million in federal funding to help some of BC’s most innovative companies grow, create jobs and recover from the impact of COVID-19 September 16, 2020 – Victoria, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on businesses across British Columbia, and those whose … Read more

Government of Canada to announce funding support for Western Canada’s cleantech sector and small and medium-sized enterprises across BC

Victoria, British Columbia – September 15, 2020 – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, will provide details on funding to ensure SMEs across BC have the support needed to build resiliency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and leverage opportunities during economic recovery.  … Read more

Backgrounder: Relief and recovery funds for western businesses

September 3, 2020 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Western Economic Diversification Canada Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), announced $154,529,904 to date in support of 2,446 businesses that were not able to access existing Government of Canada COVID-19 relief measures. This … Read more

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund support for Western Canadian businesses tops $154 million

More than 2,400 businesses in Western Canada receive RRRF funding to protect almost 11,000 jobs and address the impact of COVID-19 September 3, 2020 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Western Economic Diversification Canada COVID-19 has had a severe impact on businesses of all sizes across the country, and those whose livelihoods depend on them. Across Western … Read more

Government of Canada Supports Innovation in British Columbia

WD funding will support up to 1,000 good, local jobs in communities across the province July 28, 2020 – Vancouver, BC – Western Economic Diversification Canada Small- and medium-sized businesses in British Columbia’s technology sector have never experienced an economic crisis like the one brought on by COVID-19. Even seasoned entrepreneurs are struggling with uncertainty … Read more

Backgrounder: Relief and recovery funds flowing to western businesses

Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), announced over $95,136,762 in support to help over 1,767 businesses that were unable to access existing Government of Canada COVID-19 relief measures. This is the first funding from WD to flow from the Regional … Read more

Over $95 million in relief and recovery funds flow to businesses in Western Canada

More than 1,760 businesses across the West receive targeted assistance to address the impact of COVID-19 July 28, 2020 – Vancouver, BC – Western Economic Diversification Canada COVID-19 has had a severe impact on businesses of all sizes across the country, and those whose livelihoods depend on them In Western Canada, thousands of local businesses … Read more

Government of Canada to provide details on support for businesses across Western Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, July 27, 2020—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, MP for Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, will provide details on funding to support businesses of all sizes in Western Canada, promoting economic growth and protecting good jobs for western Canadians.   Minister Joly will be … Read more

Government of Canada announces emergency support for Vancouver Aquarium

Funding to Ocean Wise Conservation Association will help ensure the survival of this important tourist attraction and over 70,000 marine animals June 26, 2020 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on organizations of all sizes, forcing the closure of important businesses and tourist attractions … Read more