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

Keynote remarks define his eyesight for PacifiCan and how it will help progress in Northern British Columbia

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

PacifiCan will work with British Columbians to drive economic development in communities like Prince George (CNW Group/Pacific Economic Development Canada)

PacifiCan will get the job done with British Columbians to push economic growth in communities like Prince George (CNW Group/Pacific Financial Growth Canada)

Now, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister accountable for the Pacific Economic Enhancement Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), attended the TrueNorth Organization Development Forum, hosted by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce.

The Minister shared his eyesight for how PacifiCan will perform with British Columbians to push economic progress in communities like Prince George and through British Columbia.

As a new federal company dedicated to British Columbia, PacifiCan will be a lengthy-expression spouse in British Columbians’ financial results. All over the coming yr, PacifiCan will develop its on-the-ground existence outside of its existing workplace in Vancouver. This will include things like a new headquarters in Surrey and staff 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 year to aid financial advancement by investing in British Columbian businesses and communities and by aiding British Columbians via advising, pathfinding, and convening. Minister Sajjan emphasised partnerships throughout governments, market and neighborhood as important to enduring financial success.

The Minister also referenced around $1.9 million in investments for six recipients in Prince George and bordering communities that he announced previously in the working day though visiting the Exploration Area Museum and Science Centre in Prince George.

Minister Sajjan shut his remarks by noting that PacifiCan is fully commited to doing work with British Columbians to create a extra inclusive, dynamic and more powerful economic climate in communities in the course of the province.


“I am dedicated to championing and performing with Prince George and all communities all through British Columbia. With the launch of PacifiCan, BC companies have a committed federal partner that acknowledges the exceptional strengths and problems of BC’s dynamic financial state.”
–       The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Intercontinental Growth and Minister accountable for the Pacific Financial Growth Agency of Canada

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  • PacifiCan is the regional progress agency focused to British Columbia. PacifiCan promotes advancement and diversification in British Columbia’s economy by boosting innovation, improving upon business enterprise competitiveness, marketing the adoption of clean systems and inclusive development.

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