Business Resources

These resources can be helpful as your explore your investment/relocation opportunity.


City of Castlegar

Bylaws • Licensing • Utilities • Permits • Planning & Development • Taxes

460 Columbia Avenue
Castlegar, V1N 1G7
t: 250.365.7227
e: View contacts to get in touch with various City Hall departments

Castlegar Chamber of Commerce

1995 6th Avenue
Castlegar, V1N 4B7
t: 250.365.6313
e: View Contacts

Community Futures Central Kootenay

201 – 514 Vernon Street
Nelson, V1L 4E7
t: 250.352.1933
f: 250.352.5926
e: View Contacts

A federally-funded not-for-profit organization, Community Futures Central Kootenay, in operation since 1985:

  • assists existing and new small businesses with training, loans, counseling and resources
  • provides income support for eligible individuals contemplating self-employment as a career option
  • brings together key community partners and the region as a whole to work toward the common goal of sustainable community economic development

Imagine Kootenay

A joint-initiative of B.C. Kootenay region local governments, economic development organizations and Chambers of Commerce with the aim of attracting and retaining investment.

Castlegar Profile -


An online source of information on permits and licenses. Launched in 2005, BizPaL is jointly managed by a partnership involving governments at the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels. Provinces, territories and hundreds of municipalities have collaborated together to provide you with the permits and licenses that may be required to start and grow your business.

B.C. Government

Invest British Columbia

A partnership of provincial, federal and local economic development organizations working together to expand business investment in British Columbia.

B.C. Employment

A resource for job seekers and employers.

Work B.C.

Industry sector and labour market information

Government of B.C.

A to Z Government of B.C. services listing.

B.C. Travel and Tourism Guide

British Columbia's visitor destination website.

B.C. Stats

Government of B.C. statistics on a number of investment-related topics.

Welcome B.C.

A settlement resource.

Government of Canada

Canada Business Network

Government information service for existing and prospective businesses. A single point of access for federal and provincial government services, programs and regulatory requirements for business.

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

B.C. statistical profile.

Business Development Bank of Canada

(Office by appointment)
619B Front Street, Suite 1
Nelson, British Columbia
V1L 4B6
t: 250.352.3837
f: 250.352.3809

A financial institution delivering financial, investment and consulting services to Canadian small and medium-sized businesses.

Statistics Canada

Demographic statistics.


B.C. Real Estate Association

Real estate statistics.