Business Resources & Support

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

Local Business Resources

Economic Partnership North Vancouver
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
The North Vancouver Chamber 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

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

Lower Lonsdale Business Improvement Area
If you are a business in located within the boundaries of the Lower Lonsdale Business Improvement Area, the LLBIA can assist you with your business.

Provincial Business Resources

Opportunities BC 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, helps match international investors with B.C. communities and market opportunities.

BC Business and Investing
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
BC Registry Services administers and supports the registration of businesses, personal property and manufactured homes.

BC Stats
BC Stats is offers statistics, facts and profiles on British Columbia's people, economy and environment.

Innovate BC
Innovate BC is a one stop service centre to connect innovators with BC government funding, tools, resources and support.

Ministry of Jobs, Trade & Technology

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

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

Trade & Invest BC
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
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 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
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
Canada Business Network promotes entrepreneurship and innovation, and provides assistance through an organized network of service centres across Canada.

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
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
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
Industry Canada is a resource for Canadian industry specific information.

Statistics Canada
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

Business Licences
Tel: 604-983-7356

Tel: 604-982-3910

Visit our Contact Us page for a complete list.

Other Resources


US Green Building Council LEED Rating Systems

Canada Revenue Agency

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