Business Resources

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

Local

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
www.castlegar.ca

Castlegar Chamber of Commerce

1995 6th Avenue Castlegar, V1N 4B7 t: 250.365.6313 e: cddoc@shawbiz.ca
www.castlegar.com

Community Futures Central Kootenay

201 – 514 Vernon Street
Nelson, V1L 4E7
t: 250.352.1933
f: 250.352.5926
e: View Contacts
www.futures.bc.ca

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

Ashland Training Centre

http://ashlandtrn.com/castlegar.htm

One stop location for local (Castlegar and area) employment services.

Invest Kootenay

www.invest kootenay.com

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 - http://www.investkootenay.com/pdf/CastlegarProfile.pdf

BizPal

http://castlegar.ca/bizpal.php

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

www.britishcolumbia.ca

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

B.C. Employment

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/

A resource for job seekers and employers.

Work B.C.

http://www.workbc.ca/

Industry sector and labour market information (including salary surveys and labour force trends)

Government of B.C.

http://www.servicebc.gov.bc.ca/services/azindex.html

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

B.C. Travel and Tourism Guide

www.travel.bc.ca

British Columbia's visitor destination website.

B.C. Stats

http://www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca/

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

Welcome B.C.

http://www.welcomebc.ca/wbc/immigration/

A settlement resource.

Government of Canada

Canada Business Network

www.canadabusiness.ca/bc

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.

Invest in Canada

http://investincanada.gc.ca/

B.C. statistical profile.

Business Development Bank of Canada

www.bdc.ca

(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

www.statcan.gc.ca

Demographic statistics.

Other

B.C. Real Estate Association

http://www.bcrea.bc.ca/

Real estate statistics.