BC's Manufacturing Sector is Growing...But Faces Competitiveness Challenges
Manufacturing is a growth story for the BC economy over the last 10 years and is punching above its weight in terms of our export portfolio, generating new income for the provincial economy. The latest Policy Perspectives, details economic facts, figures and trends, as well as sectoral breakdowns and cross provincial comparisons, relevant to BC’s $50 billion resource and non-resource manufacturing activities. It also provides some cautionary advice relative to key competitive headwinds facing this element of our economy - which makes up 7% of provincial GDP and over 170,000 jobs.
Jobs and Skills in Demand: BC's Updated Labour Market Outlook to 2027
On the lookout for the hottest in job trends? We've got the latest on the updated Labour Market Outlook, 2017 - 2027 Edition by WorkBC.
Federal Budget 2018: More Spending with Little to Address Competitiveness Challenges
In an environment of heightened uncertainty about NAFTA and steep tax cuts south of the border that have made the United States a more attractive place to invest capital, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s 2018 Budget focuses on expanding social supports, addressing gender issues, improving life for Indigenous Peoples, and dialing up innovation.
BC Budget 2018 - Higher Business Taxes Plus Additional Spending Measures
Many B.C. businesses will be scrambling to adjust to significantly higher payroll costs.
2015 Paris Agreement - About, Achievements, and Accounting
The 2015 Paris accord is the latest installment of multilateral agreements aimed at addressing the rising concentrations of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the earth’s atmosphere. Paris flows from the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
BC's Expansion Set to Continue Through 2019
Amid an improving external backdrop, BC’s economic expansion remains on a healthy course with little on the horizon to suggest this will change over the next couple of years.