Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Honourable Bruce Ralston
Bruce Ralston was sworn in as B.C.’s Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology on July 18, 2017 after winning re-election as MLA for Surrey-Whalley on May 9 of that year.
He was first elected as an MLA in 2005 and re-elected in 2009, 2013 and 2017.
The minister’s focus is on building a strong, sustainable economy that puts people first and creates good jobs and opportunity in every corner of the province.
The minister’s portfolio includes economic development, immigration, international and national trade relations, international business development, small business, technology and innovation, and attraction of strategic investment throughout B.C. He also has responsibility for the Consular Corps and BC Stats.
Minister Ralston was born in Victoria and grew up in Vancouver. He has degrees in history and law from the University of British Columbia and a degree in history from the University of Cambridge in England.