Backgrounder: Minister Sajjan announces new PacifiCan service in the Southern Interior of BC


Businesses in the Southern Interior of British Columbia receive $6.4 million to spur growth and create jobs

Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced an investment of over $6.4 million through the Business Scale-up and Productivity program and Jobs and Growth Fund for four projects, located throughout B.C.’s Southern Interior.

The projects announced are:

Business Scale-up and Productivity

Pela ($3,616,500)

Kelowna, B.C.

This funding will allow Pela to expand international sales and improve local manufacturing capacity for biodegradable consumer products through the hiring of new staff and development of marketing materials for global sales.

Fenix Advanced Materials Inc. ($1,000,000)

Trail, B.C.       

This funding will help Fenix Advanced Materials increase production of ultra-high purity cadmium and tellurium, both of which are used in the development of medical imaging and nuclear security technology.

Jobs and Growth Fund

Valid Manufacturing Ltd. ($1,680,000)

Nelson, B.C.

This support will help Valid Manufacturing establish wiring harness manufacturing in the Kootenay region, which will support the electrification and production of zero-emission heavy duty vehicles.

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Haley Hodgson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of International Development and Minister Responsible for Pacific Economic Development Canada

Jillian Glover
Communications Manager
Pacific Economic Development Canada

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