New agritech plant anchors B.C.’s industrial blueprint. Photo credit: Vitalus (

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What to know about Clean and Competitive: A Blueprint for B.C.’s Industrial Future

Clean and Competitive: A Blueprint for B.C.’s Industrial Future lays out the Province’s work to drive new investment, create new jobs and seize new opportunities in growing clean energy and sustainable industries. Leveraging B.C.’s strengths to create good jobs and opportunities in every community will improve quality of life, while strengthening B.C.’s diverse economy today and for future generations.

A key component of this work is recognizing First Nations’ economic self-determination and working together in partnership to attract investments that meet shared economic and environmental goals.

B.C.’s economic resilience will be built on continuing to leverage the province’s strengths in eight sectors: advanced manufacturing, agritech, critical minerals, digital economy, forestry, life sciences, biofuels and hydrogen.

  • B.C.’s advanced-manufacturing industries benefit from the Province’s diverse natural-resource sector, including forestry, mining and agriculture, and new wood products.
  • Apparel, aerospace and transport opportunities mean room to grow new jobs for B.C. companies.
  • Food supply is a global issue. The agritech sector is creating new technology and new jobs in B.C. that will support local food security, as well as feed the global demand for food, clean water and clean energy.
  • Critical minerals for clean technologies, such as batteries, EVs and computers, will create new mining jobs and attract investment from some of the world’s largest companies.
  • Jobs in film, television and the digital economy are not directly reliant on a natural resource other than the talent of people in British Columbia and the support of government to help them grow.
  • Building a stronger life-sciences sector means high-paying jobs for people and new treatments faster for cancer and other diseases.
  • Clean energy is a part of the heritage of British Columbia that will power the economy, jobs and well-being, and it powers BlueprintBC.
  • New investments in wind and solar power, combined with BC Hydro’s $36-billion 10-year capital plan, will create jobs in clean construction and position the province to grow new clean industries.
  • Demand for clean fuels, such as hydrogen and biofuels, will mean investment in new supply chains with new jobs and opportunities for communities in the province.

Government is:

  • leveraging B.C.’s natural strengths to create good jobs and opportunities in every community;
  • making strategic investments in clean energy, forestry, advanced manufacturing, agritech, digital economy, life sciences and critical minerals;
  • investing in bridges, roads, airports, ports and high-speed internet capacity that businesses need to grow;
  • leading in climate solutions and clean technology, creating thousands of good jobs in this growing sector;
  • supporting businesses with funding, tax incentives and exemptions, and addressing labour shortages, so they can continue to seize opportunities and grow; and
  • expanding training opportunities through StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan, so young people can get good jobs, build good lives and thrive.

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