Western Economic Diversification Canada

  1. Western Economic Diversification Canada will deliver on landmark investments from Budget 2021 to help western Canadian businesses grow and succeed.
  2. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister respsonsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada met with economic development leaders from Burnaby and the Tri-Cities area to discuss the new British Columbia-focused regional development agency investment from Budget 2021.
  3. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, will discuss the federal government’s support for businesses and entrepreneurs through Budget 2021, including the creation of a new regional development agency dedicated to British Columbia.
  4. The agriculture and agri-foods sectors support quality jobs for Canadians and are of vital importance to the Canadian economy. That is why today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, announced more than $2.94 million to help Alberta-based BioNeutra to double its manufacturing capacity and better compete in global markets.
  5. A one-year extension to the BC Bus North service was announced today, meaning people who live and work in northern British Columbia can continue to rely on inter-city bus service. This service has become a crucial lifeline in the region as other transportation options have been limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  6. WD funding is helping keep workers safe and food fresh in fish and seafood processing companies throughout British Columbia.
  7. WD funding is helping keep workers safe and food fresh in 13 of Western Canada's freshwater fisheries.
  8. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada will announce support for fish and seafood processors in British Columbia.
  9. The Government of Canada is announcing support to the recovery and growth of women-led businesses across the Prairies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  10. The Government of Canada is announcing support to the recovery and growth of women-led businesses across the Prairies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  11. The Government of Canada is announcing support to the recovery and growth of women-led businesses across the Prairies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  12. Today, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government announced over $1.4 million in top-up funding for six Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund recipients in British Columbia to support women entrepreneurs as they navigate this crisis and continue to grow their businesses.
  13. Today, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government announced over $1.4 million in top-up funding for six Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund recipients in British Columbia to support women entrepreneurs as they navigate this crisis and continue to grow their businesses.
  14. The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government is celebrating International Women’s Week by virtually delivering remarks at the Women’s Enterprise Centre in Kelowna to announce support for women-led businesses with additional investments through the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Ecosystem Fund.