Resources, Data & Tools

Demographics & Data




Small Business Profile

BC Labour Market Outlook

Canadian Industry Statistics

BC Government Statistics

BC Data Catalogue

International Trade Data

Importers Database 

Learn more about Small Business In BC

Learn more about Manufacturing in BC

Find the Permits and Licences you Need for your Business

BizPaL helps you find the permits and licences you may require when starting and/or operating your business. Filter permits based on your location, industry, and business activities and save the ones that apply to your situation.


Government Business Guides

Did you know that BC has the most small businesses per capital than any other province or territory? The Government of BC produces several business guides and reports. Topics include: small business resources, starting a small business, importing and exporting, doing business with the government and the BC Jobs plan.

Government Business Guides

Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

Entrepreneur Toolkit

Pandemic Preparedness

The Surrey Board of Trade has released Pandemic Preparedness Guides (also to be used as Business Emergency Continuity Guides).

As part of Canada’s business community, the Surrey Board of Trade has released the ‘Business Continuity and Recovery Planning Guide’ as well as the ‘Crisis Communications Planning Guide’.

Full Media Release

Business Continuity and Recovery Plan Guide

Crisis Communication Planning Guide

Emergency Response Toolkit

The Surrey Board of Trade, in partnership with WorkSafeBC, has created and launched an Emergency Response Toolkit for Business. Emergencies and disasters can occur at any time without warning. The more you are prepared for them, the better you will be able to act, minimizing panic and confusion when an emergency occurs. Additional information and training for your company’s emergency response teams is available through the Care Institute of Safety & Health Inc.

Emergency Response Toolkit

Business Planning

Recommended Resources

Business Articles

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