Regional Pilot - Community Profiles

This page was last updated on September 2, 2021.

The Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) Regional Pilot, formally launched in March 2019 (Phase 1), has been extended in March 2021 to March 31, 2024 (Phase 2).

Communities that participated in Phase 1 are in the process of confirming their ongoing participation for Phase 2. Communities are also confirming priority sectors. Therefore, the information on the Community Profile page including participating communities and economic priorities is subject to change. The final list of communities will be updated in Fall 2021. 

Some communities continue to welcome inquiries from prospective applicants. We ask interested parties to respect and follow a community’s specific process when contacting communities directly. Some communities may be focused on other priorities and may not be able to respond immediately.

The temporary pause for new registrations to the EI Base category does NOT affect individuals who may be interested in, or who have submitted a registration or application to the EI Regional Pilot. 

If you have questions about the EI Regional Pilot, please contact En.Imm@gov.bc.ca.
 
The federal government has implemented travel restrictions for air and land travel. Given the travel restrictions, you may be unable to travel to B.C. to conduct the exploratory visit. For more information, please see our COVID-19 Updates page.

Before considering the Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot, you should familiarize yourself with the program criteria and check your eligibility. Please refer to the Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot Program Guide for more information, including details on ineligible businesses.
 

Enrolled communities by Development Regions:

Cariboo

Kootenay

Nechako

North Coast

Thompson-Okanagan

Vancouver Island/Coast

Community Profiles (alphabetically listed):

100 Mile House

Information:
Population: 1,980
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Contact:
Priority Sectors:
339 – Miscellaneous manufacturing
623 – Nursing and residential care facilities
611  – Educational services
Community Description:
100 Mile House, known as the Handcrafted Log Home Capital of North America, is a busy service centre located in the South Cariboo in British Columbia. We are located right on Highway 97, the main North-South highway in the province.
 
Community website: http://www.100milehouse.com
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/cariboo/cariboo/one-hundred-mile-house/

Akisqnuk First Nation

Information:
Population: 140
Google Map
Contact :
cvced@rdek.bc.ca
 
Priority Sectors:
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
721 – Accommodation services
621 – Ambulatory health care services
Regional Description:
The Columbia Valley stretches from the Headwaters of the Columbia River to Spillimacheen, including Area F & G, the villages of Canal Flats & Radium Hot Springs, the District of Invermere, and includes the shared territory of the Akisqnuk First Nation and Shuswap Indian Band.
Community Description:
A thriving, modern, First Nation Community of approximately 300 members, the Akisqnuk First Nation covers over 8,000 acres of some of the most picturesque land in the Columbia Valley. In fact, almost the entire distance between Windermere and Fairmont Hot Springs crosses the Akisqnuk First Nation.
 
Community website: http://www.akisqnuk.org
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/kootenay/first-nations/akisq-nuk-first-nation/

Burns Lake

Information: 
Population: 7,500
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Contact: 
Priority Sectors: 
111  – Crop production
238 – Specialty trade contractors
339 – Miscellaneous manufacturing
Community Description:
Burns Lake and the greater area known as the Lakes District is an example of northern regeneration. The economy is diversifying, building on our strength in forestry, while encouraging growth in tourism, agriculture, technology and small business.
 
Community website: https://www.burnslake.ca
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/nechako/bulkley-nechako/burns-lake/

Campbell River

Information:
Population: 34,585
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Contact: 
 
Priority Sectors:
321 – Wood product manufacturing
541  – Professional, scientific and technical services
722 – Food services and drinking places
Community Description:
Campbell River is the 3rd largest city on Vancouver Island and is named one of the top 5 quality of life destinations in North America by Foreign Direct Investment Magazine. Campbell River is the urban service centre and hub community for ~60,000 people.
 
Community website: https://www.campbellriver.ca/invest
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/vancouver-island-and-coast/strathcona/campbell-river/

Canal Flats

Information:
Population: 668
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Priority Sectors:
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
721 – Accommodation services
111 – Crop production
Regional Description:
The Columbia Valley stretches from the Headwaters of the Columbia River to Spillimacheen, including Area F & G, the villages of Canal Flats & Radium Hot Springs, the District of Invermere, and includes the shared territory of the Akisqnuk First Nation and Shuswap Indian Band.
Community Description:
Canal Flats strives to be the affordable, family-friendly village that re-connects people to nature, and each other. The Village is looking for ambitious community builders to pursue housing innovation, rebuild a unique work-live downtown, and create next generation business legends.
 
Community website: http://www.canalflats.ca
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/kootenay/east-kootenay/canal-flats/

Castlegar

Information: 
Population: 8,000
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Contact: 
Priority Sectors:  
113 – Forestry and logging
453  – Miscellaneous store retailers
484 – Truck transportation
Community Description:
Located halfway between Calgary and Vancouver, Castlegar is projected to be the Kootenay's fastest growing community in the next 20 years. Castlegar is home to Selkirk College. The region's main economic drivers are Forestry, Education and Transport.
 
Community website: https://www.castlegar.ca | https://www.caded.ca
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/kootenay/central-kootenay/castlegar/

Clinton

Information:
Population: 642
Google Map                       
Priority Sectors:
236 - Construction of buildings
238 - Specialty trade contractors
452 - General merchandise stores
Community Description:
Clinton is a small friendly community close to larger centres but offering a life of quiet living in a pristine natural environment full of outdoor recreational opportunities. Clinton is a community prepared to encourage new business enterprise.
 
Community website: https://village.clinton.bc.ca
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/thompson-okanagan/thompson-nicola/clinton/

Invermere

Information:
Population: 3,391
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Priority Sectors:
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
721 – Accommodation services
621 – Ambulatory health care services
Regional Description:
The Columbia Valley stretches from the Headwaters of the Columbia River to Spillimacheen, including Area F & G, the villages of Canal Flats & Radium Hot Springs, the District of Invermere, and includes the shared territory of the Akisqnuk First Nation and Shuswap Indian Band.
Community Description:
Invermere-on-the-Lake is on the northern shore of Lake Windermere, offering a vibrant downtown and seasonal farmers market, a hospital, high school, community college, many professional services offices, the new Columbia Valley Centre and two public beach areas.
 
Community website: http://www.invermere.net/
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/kootenay/east-kootenay/invermere/

Kimberley

Information:
Population: 7,425
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Contact:
sgoodeve@kimberley.ca
 
Priority Sectors: 
321 – Wood product manufacturing
339  – Miscellaneous manufacturing
611 – Educational services
Community Description:
Kimberley is a growing community located in southeastern British Columbia with easy access to major markets by road or the Canadian Rockies International Airport (15 min drive from city). Kimberley offers low land cost, no development cost charges.
 
Community website: http://www.kimberley.ca
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/kootenay/east-kootenay/kimberley/

Mackenzie

Information:
Population: 3,883
Google Map                                  
Contact:
bcpnp@districtofmackenzie.ca
Priority Sectors:
115 - Support activities for agriculture and forestry
213 - Support activities for mining, and oil and gas extraction
721 - Accommodation services
Community Description:
Mackenzie is a friendly community of about 3,700 residents nestled between the Rocky and Omineca Mountains. We are open for business and willing to work with potential investors. We invite you to explore the opportunities Mackenzie has to offer!
 
Community website: https://www.districtofmackenzie.ca
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/cariboo/fraser-fort-george/mackenzie/

Nelson

Information:
Population: 10,572
Google Map
Contact:
info@discovernelson.com
 
Priority Sectors: 
321 – Wood product manufacturing
339 – Miscellaneous manufacturing
541  – Professional, scientific and technical services
Community Description:
Nelson and area is one of B.C.’s richest resource regions. Nelson’s climate, location, & quality workforce have helped create a robust diverse economy including tourism, retail, food & beverage, education, health services, manufacturing, and technology.
 
Community website: http://www.nelson.ca  | http://www.discovernelson.com
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/kootenay/central-kootenay/nelson/

Penticton

Information:
Population: 36,118
Google Map                                             
Contact:
economicdevelopment@penticton.ca
Priority Sectors:
311 – Food manufacturing
312 – Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
Community Description:
Penticton is famous for its geography, mild climate, fruit & wine. Daily flights to Vancouver & Calgary as well as high speed fibre optic internet keep our residents & diverse businesses well connected. Live, Work & Play in Penticton!
 
Community website: https://www.penticton.ca/bcpnp
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/thompson-okanagan/okanagan-similkameen/penticton/

Port Alberni

Information:
Population: 17,678
Google Map
Contact:
pnp@portalberni.ca
 
Priority Sectors: 
321 – Wood product manufacturing
541  – Professional, scientific and technical services
721 – Accommodation services
Community Description:
Centrally located on Vancouver Island. Forest industry has been primary economic driver; community now diversifying into other sectors. Breakbulk seaport; regional airport; midway between 2 tourism powerhouses.
 
Community website: https://www.portalberni.ca
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/vancouver-island-and-coast/alberni-clayoquot/port-alberni/

Powell River

Information:
Population: 13,157
Google Map
Contact:
investment@powellriver.ca
Priority Sectors: 
311 – Food manufacturing
541  – Professional, scientific and technical services
721113 – Resorts
Community Description:
Located on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, Powell River offers an amazing mixture of nature, culture and industry. The region has become a hotspot for businesses, families, and retirees relocating from centres across North America and the world.
 
Community website: https://powellriver.info/liveinvest/
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/vancouver-island-and-coast/powell-river/

Prince George*

Information:
Population: 74,003
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Contact:
pnp@princegeorge.ca
Priority Sectors*: 
493 – Warehousing and storage
541  – Professional, scientific and technical services
*448 – Clothing and clothing accessories stores (intake closure)

*Prince George has closed intake for sector 448 – Clothing and clothing accessories stores, effective February 18, 2020.  Applications that are currently in process will not be impacted.
Community Description:
Located in central British Columbia on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, Prince George has a population of 74,003 and serves a region of nearly 320,000 people.
 
Community website: https://www.princegeorge.ca
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/cariboo/fraser-fort-george/prince-george/

Quesnel*

Information:
Population: 10,378
Google Map
Contact:
invest@quesnel.ca
 
Priority Sectors*: 
311 – Food manufacturing
541  – Professional, scientific and technical services
*722 – Food services and drinking places (Temporary intake pause)

*Quesnel has paused intake for sector 722 – Food services and drinking places.  Applications that are currently in process will not be impacted.
Community Description:
Located in the central interior of British Columbia, in Quesnel, we live life to the fullest. With affordable housing costs, accessible amenities, and short commutes, we’re able to get out and enjoy the nature that surrounds us.
 
Community website: https://www.quesnel.ca
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/cariboo/cariboo/quesnel/

Radium Hot Springs

Information:
Population: 776
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Contact : 
cvced@rdek.bc.ca
 
Priority Sectors:
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
721 – Accommodation services
321 – Wood product manufacturing
Regional Description:
The Columbia Valley stretches from the Headwaters of the Columbia River to Spillimacheen, including Area F & G, the villages of Canal Flats & Radium Hot Springs, the District of Invermere, and includes the shared territory of the Akisqnuk First Nation and Shuswap Indian Band.
Community Description:
Radium’s vision is to be an authentic, environmentally-focused mountain resort community with a dynamic mix of full-time population, daytime enterprise, and recreational property owners, expanding atmospheric tourism services, and a long list of community and valley recreational pursuit that drives motivation to visit or move to the area.

Community website: http://radiumhotsprings.ca
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/kootenay/east-kootenay/radium-hot-springs/

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako – Electoral Area A (Smithers Rural)

Information:
Population: 5,256         
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Area Profile
Contact:
entrepreneur@rdbn.bc.ca
Priority Sectors: 
115 – Support activities for agriculture and forestry
339  – Miscellaneous manufacturing
721 – Accommodation services
Community Description:
Electoral Area A (Smithers Rural) is the rural area surrounding the Town of Smithers and the Village of Telkwa. The unincorporated communities within the area are Evelyn and Quick.
 
Community website: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/index.php?clD=4645
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/nechako/bulkley-nechako/

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako – Electoral Area B (Burns Lake Rural)

Information:
Population: 1,938       
Google Map
Area Profile
Contact:
entrepreneur@rdbn.bc.ca
Priority Sectors: 
112 – Animal production and aquaculture
321  – Wood product manufacturing
713 – Amusement, gambling and recreation industries (excluding 7132 – Gambling industries)
Community Description:
Electoral Area B (Burns Lake Rural) is the rural area surrounding the Village of Burns Lake. The unincorporated communities within the area are Decker Lake, Donalds Landing, Palling, Rose Lake, Sheraton, and Tintagel.
 
Community website: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/index.php?clD=4646
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/nechako/bulkley-nechako/

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako – Electoral Area C (Fort St. James Rural)

Information:
Population: 1,415         
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Area Profile
Contact:
entrepreneur@rdbn.bc.ca
Priority Sectors: 
113 – Forestry and logging
212  – Mining and quarrying (except oil and gas)
321 – Wood product manufacturing
Community Description:
Electoral Area C (Fort St. James Rural) is the rural area surrounding the District of Fort St. James. The unincorporated communities within the area are Germansen Landing, Leo Creek, Takla Landing, and Trembleur.
 
Community website: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/index.php?clD=4647
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/nechako/bulkley-nechako/

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako – Electoral Area D (Fraser Lake Rural)

Information:
Population: 1,472         
Google Map
Area Profile
Contact:
entrepreneur@rdbn.bc.ca
Priority Sectors: 
111 – Crop production
112  – Animal production and aquaculture
113 – Forestry and logging
Community Description:
Electoral Area D (Fraser Lake Rural) is the rural area surrounding the Village of Fraser Lake. The unincorporated communities within the area are Endako and Fort Fraser.
 
Community website: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/index.php?clD=4648
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/nechako/bulkley-nechako/

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako – Electoral Area E (Francois/Ootsa Lake Rural)

Information:
Population: 1,593      
Google Map
Area Profile
Contact:
entrepreneur@rdbn.bc.ca
Priority Sectors: 
111 – Crop production
115  – Support activities for agriculture and forestry
321 – Wood product manufacturing
Community Description:
Electoral Area E (Francois/Ootsa Lake Rural) is the rural area south of the Village of Burns Lake. The unincorporated communities within the area are Francois Lake, Noralee, Grassy Plains, Ootsa Lake, Southbank, Danskin, Wisteria, and Takysie Lake.
 
Community website: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/index.php?clD=4649
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/nechako/bulkley-nechako/

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako – Electoral Area F (Vanderhoof Rural)

Information:
Population: 3,665        
Google Map
Area Profile
Contact:
entrepreneur@rdbn.bc.ca
Priority Sectors: 
111 – Crop production
339  – Miscellaneous manufacturing
115 – Support activities for agriculture and forestry
Community Description:
Electoral Area F (Vanderhoof Rural) is the rural area surrounding the District of Vanderhoof. The unincorporated communities within the area are Engen and Cluculz Lake.
 
Community website: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/index.php?clD=4650
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/nechako/bulkley-nechako/

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako – Electoral Area G (Houston Rural)

Information:
Population: 903        
Google Map
Area Profile
Contact:
entrepreneur@rdbn.bc.ca
Priority Sectors: 
113 – Forestry and logging
321  – Wood product manufacturing
486 – Pipeline transportation
Community Description:
Electoral Area G (Houston Rural) is the rural area surrounding the District of Houston and the Village of Granisle. The unincorporated communities within the area are Fort Babine, Kuldo, Smithers Landing, Topley, and Topley Landing.
 
Community website: https://www.rdbn.bc.ca/index.php?clD=4651
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/nechako/bulkley-nechako/

Regional District of Central Kootenay (Area J)

Information:
Population: 3,500
Regional District Map
Contact:
edm@castlegar.com
Priority Sectors: 
113 – Forestry and logging
236 – Construction of buildings
623  – Nursing and residential care facilities
Regional Description:
The Regional District of Central Kootenay – Area J includes the communities of Ootischenia, Robson, Renata, Deer Park, Brooklyn, Shields, Raspberry, Syringa and Fairview.
Community Description:
Located across the river from Castlegar, Area J is projected to be among the Kootenay's fastest growing communities in the next 20 years. The region's main economic drivers are Forestry, Education and Transport.
 
Community website: https://www.rdck.ca  |  https://www.caded.ca
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/kootenay/central-kootenay/

Regional District of East Kootenay (Area F)

Information:
Population: 2,726
Google Map
Contact:
cvced@rdek.bc.ca
Priority Sectors: 
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
721 – Accommodation services
311 – Food manufacturing
Regional Description:
The Columbia Valley stretches from the Headwaters of the Columbia River to Spillimacheen, including Area F & G, the villages of Canal Flats & Radium Hot Springs, the District of Invermere, and includes the shared territory of the Akisqnuk First Nation and Shuswap Indian Band.
Community Description:
The small community of Windermere sits on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere, where the population swells in the summer. The world¹s largest outdoor mineral hot pool drew the first visitors to Fairmont Hot Springs more than 100 years ago, with 3 golf courses, downhill skiing and accommodation surrounding it. Panorama is a world-class four-season resort with skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, biking and hiking trails. Columbia Lake is wrapped by a mix of large ranches, small communities and a Ktunaxa Cultural Landscape.
 
Community website:  http://livecolumbiavalley.ca/
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/kootenay/east-kootenay/

Regional District of East Kootenay (Area G)

Information:
Population: 1,462
Google Map
Contact:
cvced@rdek.bc.ca
Priority Sectors: 
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
721 – Accommodation services
311 – Food manufacturing
Regional Description:
The Columbia Valley stretches from the Headwaters of the Columbia River to Spillimacheen, including Area F & G, the villages of Canal Flats & Radium Hot Springs, the District of Invermere, and includes the shared territory of the Akisqnuk First Nation and Shuswap Indian Band.
Community Description:
The hamlets of Edgewater, Brisco & Spillimacheen lie north of Radium Hot Springs. The villages offers collectively offer general stores, gas stations, post offices, community halls and a Royal Canadian Legion. The Columbia River, Purcell Mountains and surrounding forests inspire a thriving wood product manufacturing, agriculture and arts community.
 
Community website: http://livecolumbiavalley.ca/
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/kootenay/east-kootenay/

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary - Electoral Area E (West Boundary)*

Information:
Population: 2,155        
Area Profile
Contact:
pnp@riversidecentre.coop
Priority Sectors*: 
713 – Amusement, gambling and recreation industries (excluding 7132 – Gambling industries)
*721 – Accommodation services (Intake closed)
722  – Food services and drinking places 

* The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary - Electoral Area E (West Boundary) will no longer be accepting applications for sector 721 – Accommodation services, effective June 1, 2020.  Applications that are currently in process will not be impacted.
Community Description:
The West Boundary is cowboy country. We value our accessible wilderness with beautiful mountains, rangelands, rivers & forests close to large markets. Friendly people in eight communities (Rock Creek, Beaverdell, Bridesville, Mount Baldy, Idabel Lake, Big White, Westbridge/Christian Valley and Jewel Lake) welcome visitors’ enjoyment of nature on ski hills and trails.
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/kootenay/kootenay-boundary/

Rossland

Information:
Population: 3,904
Google Map                                                             
Contact:
http://www.lcic.ca/invest/bc-pnp-ei-regional-pilot/
 
Priority Sectors: 
236 – Construction of buildings (2361 – Residential Building Construction only)
518 – Data processing, hosting, and related services
713  – Amusement, gambling and recreation industries (excluding 7132 – Gambling industries)
Community Description:
The City of Rossland, tucked high in the Monashee Mountains, is known as both “Canada's Alpine City”. Slightly higher, Red Mountain Ski Resort's an incredible tourist destination for world class skiing in winter and mountain biking in the summer.
 
Community website: https://www.rossland.ca
 www.lcic.ca

Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/kootenay/kootenay-boundary/rossland/

Salmon Arm

Information:
Population: 18,814
Google Map                                                            
Contact:
eip@saeds.ca                                                        
 
Priority Sectors:
111 – Crop production
339 – Miscellaneous manufacturing
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
Community Description:
Salmon Arm is a small city with big ideas! Located in a spectacular setting and ideally situated on a key transportation crossroads, Salmon Arm offers authentic community, varied activity, real prosperity and true opportunity.
 
Community website: http://www.saeds.ca
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/thompson-okanagan/columbia-shuswap/salmon-arm/

Shuswap Indian Band

Information:
Population: 319
Google Map
Contact :
cvced@rdek.bc.ca
 
Priority Sectors:
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
721 – Accommodation services
311 – Food manufacturing
Regional Description:
The Columbia Valley stretches from the Headwaters of the Columbia River to Spillimacheen, including Area F & G, the villages of Canal Flats & Radium Hot Springs, the District of Invermere, and includes the shared territory of the Akisqnuk First Nation and Shuswap Indian Band.
Community Description:
The First Nations people have always been keepers of the land, using its bounty to sustain their way of life. Native culture hinges on the belief that the land responds positively to care and respect. Those who nurture the land will receive back from it ten-fold. The vision of Eagle Ranch was born out of this intrinsic cultural belief.
 
Community website: http://www.shuswapband.net
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/kootenay/first-nations/shuswap-indian-band/

Terrace

Information:
Population: 13,000
Google Map
Contact:
BCPNP@Terrace.ca
 
Priority Sectors: 
115 – Support activities for agriculture and forestry
213 – Support activities for mining, and oil and gas extraction
339 – Miscellaneous manufacturing
Community Description:
Centrally located in Northwest B.C., Terrace is home to many of the regions business and government services. The City is situated along the Skeena River with excellent access to neighbouring communities and major urban centres by road, rail and air.
 
Community website: https://www.terrace.ca  |  https://terrace.ecdev.org
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/north-coast/kitimat-stikine/terrace/

Trail

Information:
Population: 8,122
Google Map                                                              
Contact:
http://www.lcic.ca/invest/bc-pnp-ei-regional-pilot/
Priority Sectors: 
332 – Fabricated metal product manufacturing
541 – Professional, scientific and technical services
562 – Waste management and remediation services
Community Description:
The City of Trail, also known as “the Silver City”, is nestled along the mighty Columbia River. It was settled in the 1890s and is home to one of the world's largest metallurgical complexes because of the historical mining industry in the region.
 
Community website: http://www.trail.ca  |   www.lcic.ca
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/kootenay/kootenay-boundary/trail/

Williams Lake

Information:
Population: 11,359
Google Map
Contact:
PNPexplore@williamslake.ca
Priority Sectors: 
561 – Administrative and support services
611 – Educational services
722  – Food services and drinking places
Community Description:
Williams Lake is the “hub” of the Cariboo and a vital part of the Hwy 97 Cariboo Connector - the gateway to Northern B.C.  Less than 600KM from Vancouver, Williams Lake serves as the business centre for much of the Cariboo-Chilcotin region.
 
Community website: https://www.williamslake.ca
 
Trade and Invest website: https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/invest/communities/british-columbia/cariboo/cariboo/williams-lake/