Jobs and Growth Fund in British Columbia

This program is now closed.

The stronger you are, the better Canada is. Let’s build a stronger British Columbian economy together!

Here is what we can do to help:

Are you a corporation that wants to grow? Are you an organization seeking to build a strong and inclusive Canada? Do you plan to create jobs and support the long-term growth of your community?

Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan) supports innovation, business growth and community economic development in British Columbia. PacifiCan’s goals are:

The Jobs and Growth Fund provides funding to businesses and organizations to help create jobs and position local economies for long-term growth. The fund, delivered by Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs), provides $700 million nationally over 3 years. This includes up to $70 million dedicated to businesses created after January 2020 that meet eligibility criteria.

PacifiCan is investing $85.4 million in British Columbia to help job creators and the organizations that support them to future-proof their businesses, build resiliency and grow by transitioning to a green economy, fostering an inclusive recovery, enhancing competitiveness and creating jobs across the province.

We strongly encourage you to contact a PacifiCan officer prior to submitting your application to ensure fit with the program and to answer any questions you may have.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until funding is fully allocated, or until March 31, 2024, whichever comes first.

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Eligible activities

Activities that support the transition to a green economy, including those that:

Activities that foster an inclusive recovery, including those that:

Activities that advance Canada’s competitiveness and grow small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through digital adoption, including those that:

Activities that strengthen capacity in sectors critical to Canada’s recovery and growth, including those that:

Eligible applicants

Indigenous applicants

Indigenous-led organizations and/or businesses are strongly encouraged to apply.  Contact us for help with the application process.

Assistance available

* Other sources of funding (government and non‑government) must be confirmed at the time of application.

Eligible costs

Incremental costs that are essential to the project may be eligible for reimbursement. For example:

Ineligible costs

Costs that are deemed unreasonable, non-incremental and/or not directly related to project activities will not be eligible for reimbursement. For example:

Repayment terms (for repayable funding)

Assessment process

Applications will be evaluated on their ability to achieve the program objectives and on their relative strengths. Only the strongest applications will be funded.

Our evaluation will consider the following areas:

**Confirmed funding: Confirmation of non-RDA funding must be provided at the time of application.

We might also use your information to consider whether your project is better positioned under, and meets the objectives and eligibility criteria of, other PacifiCan programs, such as the Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) and the Regional Innovation Ecosystem (RIE).


For additional information, contact us directly.

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