To celebrate International Women’s Day, BC Job Makers tell the stories of three female-led businesses helping to grow a strong and diverse economy.
This month’s BC Job Makers include a major Vancouver Island general contractor with a female CEO; a Prince George restaurant owner who transformed a home-based catering business into a popular Persian restaurant; and a Vancouver animation studio with big name clients like Disney and Nickelodeon.
BC Job Makers is a place for entrepreneurs to share their success stories, highlighting the strength of our economy. Each month we spotlight Job Makers and promote their success on the BC Jobs Plan website. They are proof that B.C. is a great place to do business.
BC’s March Job Makers include:
Zaffron Cuisine Persian Café – Prince George woman brings Persian food to northern B.C.: http://ow.ly/ZehnX
Bardel Entertainment Inc. – Vancouver woman co-creates what has become Canada’s fastest growing animation company: http://ow.ly/ZehNV
CMF Construction – Construction is part of the family for Vancouver Island Job Maker: http://ow.ly/Zehxs
Why It Matters:
BC Job Makers invest in our province, creating jobs and building the economy to support British Columbia’s families and our communities.
If you run a company, or know of a company or person you think should be featured as a BC Job Maker, contact: email@example.com
Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour –
“Congratulations to the latest Job Makers! These three women have each followed their passions, and are growing our economy and supporting communities in different parts of the province. They are role models for anyone thinking about starting a business, particularly girls and women.”
- 38.4% of all self-employed people in B.C. were women in 2015.
- This ranks third among all provinces and is slightly higher than the national average of 36.9%.
- According to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, there are more than 1.1 million British Columbian women in the labour force.
- B.C. currently has record high employment, with 2.3 million people in the workforce.
To see the BC Job Makers, please visit: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/bcjobsplan/bc-stories/