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Starting a Business in BC for Newcomers

New to BC? Whether you’re continuing a previous business or starting a new one, we’re excited to help you set up a business in your new community.

Start or Grow Your Business in BC

WeBC is a not-for-profit that has helped women start, buy and grow their own businesses in BC for nearly thirty years.

If you’re new to BC, learn more about the information and services that are available to help you become a business owner in our province, including links to where you can get connected!


To support your journey, we have translated our top startup resources into the following languages:

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Learn how to start a business in BC and how WeBC can support you!

Download these free resources to help you start a business, written in Arabic:

Download these free resources to help you start a business, written in Farsi:

Download these free resources to help you start a business, written in Hindi:

Download these free resources to help you start a business, written in Korean:

Download these free resources to help you start a business, written in Punjabi:

Download these free resources to help you start a business, written in Simplified Chinese:

Download these free resources to help you start a business, written in Spanish:

Download these free resources to help you start a business, written in Tagalog:

Inspiration for your journey

Mahsa Arbabi immigrated to Canada from Iran two years before purchasing two companies in November 2019. She was inspired by her mother’s own baking business and wanted to build a future that could benefit others.

 

Ready to take the next step?

Join our free Starting a Business Info Session

How do I name and register my business? Where can I get funding? What kind of licenses do I need? We answer your top startup questions in our free weekly webinars that cover all the basics of starting a business in BC.

Please note: This session is offered in English only.

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Other Support Organizations for Newcomers in BC

ISS of BC has provided services for newcomers for over 50 years, helping you settle, enhance your careers and learn all you need to know about life in Canada. Learn more >>>

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“Everything I learned from these webinars will help me become a better business woman. We are new to this country. Thank you for giving us business training.” – Workshop Participant

“WeBC is here for all of us, regardless of where we are on our journey to success. I am very grateful to know I am really not alone on this journey!” – Workshop Participant

“WeBC services helped us to figure out when we would be ready for outside investment and solve cash flow challenges. They also helped to inform us of loans and grants available.” – Loan Client

Training Programs for New Business Owners

Join us to connect with other women and build your business in BC.

FREE Starting a Business Info Session | Part 1: How to Write a Business Plan

DATE & TIME July 24 @ 12:00 pm to July 24 @ 12:00 pm

LOCATION Webinar

FREE Starting a Business Info Session | Part 2: How to Make Your Business Official

DATE & TIME July 31 @ 12:00 pm to July 31 @ 12:00 pm

LOCATION Webinar

FREE Starting a Business Info Session | Part 1: How to Write a Business Plan

DATE & TIME August 7 @ 12:00 pm to August 7 @ 12:00 pm

LOCATION Webinar