Business Resources

The following are resources available to businesses from local, provincial and national providers.
Economic Overview

Economic Development Office


Prince Rupert Economic Development Office works to make Prince Rupert and the surrounding area the premier location for new business ventures. As the communities lead economic development agency, we work with businesses to facilitate growth, expedite local, national and international business investment development opportunities, collaborate with all levels of government and promote sustainable economic growth.


Online Education

Small Business BC Webinars

We’ve partnered with Small Business BC to give you access to their webinar series, allowing you to expand your business knowledge from the comfort of your own computer.

See a list of their upcoming webinars and register at

Business Planning and Funding

Business Development Bank of Canada

Business Development Bank of Canada is exclusively dedicated to entrepreneurs and provides an entire ‘advice centre’ to help you with your business.

Community Futures PNW

Providing the Pacific Northwest with business Advice, Finance and Results.


ThriveNorth is an initiative for Futurpreneur to enhance entrepreneurship opportunities and empower youth in the Northwest region of British Columbia. It connects young people, 18-39 years old, to business resources, financing and mentoring with the goal of inspiring and supporting them as they launch and grow businesses.

Hecate Strait Employment Development Services

HSEDS offers a variety of training and funding programs for both employers and employees.

Small Business BC

Small Business BC is BC’s premier resource centre for small businesses.

Women’s Enterprise Centre

Women’s Enterprise Centre is the leading business resource for BC women who own a business or are thinking of starting a business. They provide essential business services and resources, as well as referrals to many resources and other business service providers throughout the province.


Rupert Talks – Prince Rupert’s Engagement Platform

This is the City of Prince Rupert’s new online engagement platform. This site will give you, as members of the community, a voice and a way to provide feedback to the City on the issues that matter to you. It won’t replace good old fashioned Public Hearings and traditional notices, but it gives us a new avenue to engage with you. We want to reach you where you are, and we know that is increasingly online. 

BC Stats – Ministry of Finance and Corporate Relations

BC Stats is the central statistical agency of theProvinceofBritish Columbia.

Statistics Canada

The Canadian Government’s central statistical agency

BC Trade and Investment Office

British Columbia’s diverse communities and regions offer a wide range of attractive business location options. This site contains profiles with key site-selection information for individual communities and regions.

The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute is an independent non-partisan research and educational organization based inCanadathat conducts peer-reviewed research into critical economic and public policy issues including taxation, government spending, health care, school performance, and trade.

BC Assessment

BC Assessment produces independent, uniform and efficient property assessments on an annual basis for all property owners in the province.

Health Canada

Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances. This website contains a variety of health related information.


Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce 100-515 3rd Ave Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1L9 T 250-624-2296