General Business Industry Contacts

BC Employment Standards
An online guide to programs, services, initiatives, reports and publications available through the Ministry of Skills Development and Labour.
Telephone: 1-800-663-3316

BC Stats
BC Stats is the central statistical agency of the Province of British Columbia. We have the provincial government's largest concentration of statistical products, services and expertise.
Telephone: 250-387-0327

Business Development Bank of Canada
The Business Development Bank of Canada is a financial institution wholly owned by the Government of Canada. BDC plays a leadership role in delivering financial and consulting services to Canadian small business, with a particular focus on technology and exporting.
Telephone: 250-561-5323

Canada / BC Business Service Centre
Provides information on all business-related topics pertinent to entrepreneurs, small businesses and start-up companies. An efficient way to access information about government programs, services and regulations for all levels of government.
Telephone: 1-800-667-2272

Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
Information on Canada's tax, trade and border legislation and regulations. Telephone: 1-800-959-5525

Canadian Federation of Independent Business
The CFIB's mandate is to promote and protect Canada's free enterprise system. For business owners who want their businesses to prosper, the CFIB will give small businesses a big voice in the political arena.

Doing Business in Canada
Doing Business in Canada (DBIC) is dedicated to ensuring that Canada's service companies are used effectively by foreign and domestic-based companies doing business in Canada. This website offers a number of services to aid in this goal. Website:

eBC - eBusiness Connection
eBC offers info to BC's small and medium-sized enterprises need to enable them to adopt and incorporate e-business concepts and technologies and to promote BC-based companies that provide e-commerce and e-business services. Website:

Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce
The Fort St James Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization comprised of businesses, professionals and residents working together to promote Fort St James as a play to work, play and do business.
Telephone: 250-996-7023

One Stop Business Registration
One Stop allows you to register your business with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, register a proprietorship or partnership name, register as a vendor for provincial sales tax, register as an employer with WCB, and apply for personal optional protection with WCB.
Telephone: 1-877-822-6727

Science Council of British Columbia
The Science Council is dedicated to promoting economic development through innovative applications of science & technology. We facilitate technology transfer & implement scholarships and other career development initatives as well as build public and corporate awareness for scientific & technological opportunities. Telephone: 1-800-665-7222

Strategis - Industry Canada Online
Canada's business information site. Access to business registration information, company directories, trade and investment, economic analysis and statistics, research, technology and innovation, licences, legislation and regulations for all levels of government.
Telephone: 1-800-326-6189

Statistics Canada
Provides detailed statistics on social and economic trends and changes nationally, provincially and locally.
Telephone: 1-800-263-1136

Vanderhoof and District Chamber of Commerce
This Chamber of Commerce harnesses the tremendous potential of the private enterprise system and the community at large as a unified "Voice of Business" enabling its membership to accomplish collectively what no one person can do individually.
Telephone: 250-567-2124

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
WD is committed to helping Western Canadian small and medium-sized businesses to grow and create jobs by offering a network of business professionals to help with business planning and development, accessing capital, export and trade development, selling to government markets, and providing information on government programs and services.
Telephone: 1-888-338-9378

Worker's Compensation Board
Regulates, monitors workplaces, educates and consults with employers on workplace health and safety issues for employees.
Telephone: 250-561-3715 (Prince George)

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