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Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)
Are you interested in selling your goods and services to the federal government? If so, you should register in the Supplier Registration Information (SRI) system as a potential supplier to the Government of Canada. SRI is used by federal government buyers to identify potential suppliers for purchases not subject to any of the trade agreements (for which they use MERX).
An important feature of SRI is the Procurement Business Number (PBN) created using your Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Business Number (BN) to uniquely identify a branch, division, or office of your company. Public Works and Government Services Canada is using the BN for its purchasing and payment systems as a supplier identifier code.
For additional information on federal government procurement, click here.
For assistance, contact the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, Public Works and Government Services Canada:
Administration enquiries: 604 666-8295 BC/Yukon InfoLine: 1 866 602-0403
Record of Employment (ROE)
Record of Employment (ROE) on the Web is a free and secure Web-based application which enables employers to create, submit and print 53 Week ROEs via the Internet. For more information visit Service Canada's Record of Employment
When you are ready to register please visit a Service Canada Centre closest to you.
The online application also enables you to view, retrieve and amend ROEs at anytime.
Small Business BC
Small Business BC provides entrepreneurs with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their business. Through a wide range of products, services, education and resources, there's a piece that fits with every business. No matter what stage or what skill level, when an entrepreneur finds themselves asking "How do I...?" Small Business BC is the one to call. Visit www.smallbusinessbc.ca
B.C. Business Network
The B.C. Business Network is a Provincial program that supports local businesses with their international trade initiatives. If you are interested in selling your goods and/or services to the rest of Canada, other North American or international markets, you should register a free profile with the B.C. Business Network. This way foreign partners and our Trade and Investment Representatives will be able to reach you when the right opportunity comes up.
The B.C. Business Network can help raise your company profile, identify international opportunities and contacts, stay up-to-date with important sector news, and get practical and hands on support in key overseas markets.
The Canadian Society for Social Development (CSSD), is a nonprofit organization http://www.cssd-web.org/ offering the Business Abilities online entrepreneurial training program.
Giving clients the opportunity to work with their own business coach and develop a business plan. www.businessabilities.ca
Business Abilities is open to anyone living with a disability or chronic health issue.
If you use music, live or recorded, in your business or for your event visit www.socan.ca for licensing information as it is Federal Copyright Law.
WorkBC is a Province of British Columbia website, with information useful to employers just a click away. It is an Internet application that facilitates job seekers and employers in British Columbia to connect online, free of any service charges.
Employers can advertise and manage job openings at their own convenience - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is also the opportunity to supply marketing material to enhance the ability to attract new employees.
Additionally, there are resources to help employers develop a business, find and keep workers, create a vibrant work environment, and much more!
Visit us at www.workbc.ca.