Business Resources & Support

The following organizations, programs and services are available as a resource to support businesses.


Local Business Resources

Economic Partnership North Vancouver
www.nvchamber.ca
EPNV is a collaborative partnership between business, First Nations, and governments in North Vancouver. Its purpose is to facilitate long term economic growth and prosperity for the region.

North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
www.nvchamber.ca
The North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce supports local business by offering networking opportunities, member service benefits, improved business visability, business learning, awareness and recognition.

Starting a business? The North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce has a list of 14 steps to help you navigate the requirements and best practices of starting a business in North Vancouver at www.nvchamber.ca/business-resources.

Vancouver's North Shore Tourism Association
www.vancouversnorthshore.com
Vancouver's North Shore Tourism is a great resource to learn about activities and events happening in the community.


Provincial Business Resources

Opportunities BC
www.BritishColumbia.ca/invest
BritishColumbia.ca is the Province’s digital hub for promoting B.C. to the world. The website showcases our communities and business opportunities on the global stage, making it the first point of contact for many international investors interested in learning what B.C. has to offer. With comprehensive economic profiles on every community in B.C., a powerful opportunity database and the latest facts on the B.C. Jobs Plan sectors, www.BritishColumbia.ca/invest helps match international investors with B.C. communities and market opportunities.

BC Business and Investing
www.gov.bc.ca/business
B.C. is committed to supporting business and investing and has developed numerous valuable resources for business owners and investors at various stages in their endeavours.

BC Registry Services
www.bcregistryservices.gov.bc.ca
BC Registry Services administers and supports the registration of businesses, personal property and manufactured homes.

BC Stats
www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca
BC Stats is offers statistics, facts and profiles on British Columbia's people, economy and environment.

Ministry of Jobs, Trade & Technology
www.gov.bc.ca

Small Business BC
www.smallbusinessbc.ca
Small Business BC is a one stop shop for business information for both new and established businesses.

Service BC
www.gov.bc.ca 
Service BC website offers Provincial related regulations, registries, authorities, bids, permits, and licensing necessary for conducting business.

Trade and Invest BC
www.britishcolumbia.ca
Trade and Invest BC works with international enterprises to help them build strong links to the resources, skills and businesses that make British Columbia an attractive place to work and invest.

Women's Enterprise Centre
www.womensenterprise.ca
The Women's Enterprise Centre is BC's leading resource for women entrepreneurs offering skills development, business loans, free business guidance, business resources, mentoring, networking and events.

WorkBC
www.workbc.ca
WorkBC is a provincial program that helps British Columbians find work, explore career and education options, and access labour market information and statistics.


Federal Business Resources

Business Development Bank of Canada
www.bdc.ca
The BDC helps create and develop businesses through financing, venture capital and consulting services with a focus on small to medium enterprises.

Canada Business Network
www.canadabusiness.ca
Canada Business Network promotes entrepreneurship and innovation, and provides assistance through an organized network of service centres across Canada.

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
www.ccab.com
The CCAB is strategically positioned to have an impact on facilitating positive and sustainable relations between the business sector and the Aboriginal business communities.

Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses
www.cfib-fcei.ca
Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) represents the interests of the small business community to all three levels of government in their fight for tax fairness, reasonable labour laws and reduction of regulatory paper burden.

Industry, Science & Economic Development Canada
www.ic.gc.ca
Industry Canada is a resource for Canadian industry specific information.

Statistics Canada
www.statcan.gc.ca
Statistics Canada offers statistics, facts and profiles on Canada's people, economy and environment.


North Vancouver City Hall Contacts

Larry Orr
Manager, Business Services

Tel: 604-982-3913
Email: lorr@cnv.org

Building & Development
Tel: 604-990-4220
Email: devel@cnv.org

Business Licences
Tel: 604-983-7356
Email: devel@cnv.org

Filming
Tel: 604-982-3910
Email: filming@cnv.org

Visit our Contact Us page for a complete list.


Other Resources

TransLink
www.translink.ca

US Green Building Council LEED Rating Systems
www.usgbc.org/leed

Canada Revenue Agency
www.cra-arc.gc.ca

Welcome BC
www.welcomebc.ca

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