The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan addresses the TrueNorth Business Development Forum

Keynote remarks outline his vision for PacifiCan and how it will assistance expansion in Northern British Columbia

PRINCE GEORGE, BC, June 2, 2022 /CNW/ – As the major city in Northern British Columbia, Prince George is an economic hub that is critical to prosperity across the area.

PacifiCan will work with British Columbians to push economic enhancement in communities like Prince George (CNW Group/Pacific Economic Progress Canada)

Right now, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Worldwide Progress and Minister dependable for the Pacific Economic Improvement Company of Canada (PacifiCan), attended the TrueNorth Business Advancement Forum, hosted by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce.

The Minister shared his eyesight for how PacifiCan will perform with British Columbians to generate economic enhancement in communities like Prince George and throughout British Columbia.

As a new federal company dedicated to British Columbia, PacifiCan will be a extended-time period husband or wife in British Columbians’ financial achievement. In the course of the coming calendar year, PacifiCan will develop its on-the-floor presence further than its current office in Vancouver. This will contain a new headquarters in Surrey and personnel in Campbell River, Cranbrook, Fort St. John, Kelowna, Prince Rupert, Victoria and Prince George.

In his remarks, Minister Sajjan described how PacifiCan is resourced with $110 million a 12 months to assistance economic enhancement by investing in British Columbian corporations and communities and by supporting British Columbians via advising, pathfinding, and convening. Minister Sajjan emphasized partnerships throughout governments, market and group as crucial to enduring financial accomplishment.

The Minister also referenced about $1.9 million in investments for six recipients in Prince George and surrounding communities that he introduced earlier in the day when checking out the Exploration Spot Museum and Science Centre in Prince George.

Minister Sajjan closed his remarks by noting that PacifiCan is dedicated to functioning with British Columbians to develop a extra inclusive, dynamic and much better financial state in communities in the course of the province.


“I am fully commited to championing and functioning with Prince George and all communities during British Columbia. With the launch of PacifiCan, BC corporations have a devoted federal spouse that acknowledges the exclusive strengths and difficulties of BC’s dynamic economic climate.”
–       The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Global Improvement and Minister accountable for the Pacific Financial Improvement Agency of Canada

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  • PacifiCan is the regional advancement agency devoted to British Columbia. PacifiCan promotes advancement and diversification in British Columbia’s economy by maximizing innovation, bettering business competitiveness, marketing the adoption of clear systems and inclusive growth.

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