Return to all PUBLICATIONS

Publications

2010 Biennial Skills and Attributes

The labour demands of the marketplace are continually changing with the general economic environment and the introduction of new technologies. Reflecting these pressures, British Columbia employers are seeking different combinations of skills and attributes in new hires in order to maintain their competitive edge. Job seekers in turn must keep pace with the necessary skills set sought by employers in today's dynamic work environment. The Business Council of BC's 2010 Biennial Survey has been designed to help entrants to the workforce do just that: identify the most important skills and attributes BC employers are seeking in new job applicants. Identifying these skills and attributes in turn helps job seekers better prepare for careers in a range of sectors and occupations.

View Publication

Corporate Income Tax: Getting the Economics Right

The past decade has seen a remarkable transformation in Canada’s business tax landscape. Starting in the late 1990s, both the federal and most provincial governments began to reduce corporate income taxes – the taxes levied on business income or profits. At the national level, the general federal corporate income tax (CIT) rate stood at 28% in 1999; today it is 18%, and the current government intends to bring it to 15% by 2012. Moreover, in recent years Ottawa has eliminated the income surtaxes and capital taxes that it previously imposed on large and medium-sized businesses.

View Publication

Opportunity BC 2020: BC's Forest Industry, Moving from a Volume Focus to a Value Perspective

Authored by Woodbridge Associations

View Publication

Climate Change: BC's Progress Toward a Low-Carbon Economy

Authored by Nancy Olewiler, Simon Fraser University

View Publication

Northern British Columbia: A Vision for Prosperity

Authored by Initiatives Prince George Development Corporation and Northern Development Initiative Trust

View Publication

Building the Economic Base: Tradable Services

Authored by Michael A. Goldberg

View Publication

Prospects for Mining in British Columbia

Authored by Michael R. J. McPhie, M.Sc., QEP, Managing Director, Natural Resource and Infrastructure Projects, Heenan Blakie

View Publication

Opportunity BC 2020: Tourism Sector

Authored by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

View Publication

Opportunity BC 2020: Creative Sector

Authored by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

View Publication

Co-operative Opportunities in British Columbia

Authored by Monica Marshal, Director, Strategy, Andrea Harris, Director, Community Leadership, Bill Corbett, Director, Elvy Del Bianco, Consultant
Vancity

View Publication

First Nations and Economic Prosperity in the Coming Decade

Authored by Perrin, Thoreau and Associates

View Publication

Where will the Workers Come From? British Columbia Labour Force Projections to 2030

Authored by Ken Peacock and Jock Finlayson, Business Council of British Columbia

View Publication

Population Aging: Economic and Social Dimensions

Authored by Roslyn Kunin & Associates, Inc. (RKA, Inc.)

View Publication

Achieving a Highly Skilled, High-Performace Workforce in British Columbia

Authored by Kerry Jothen, Chief Executive Officer, Human Capital Strategies

View Publication

15 by 15: A Comprehensive Policy Framework for Early Human Capital Investment in BC

Authored by Paul Kershaw, Ph.D., Lynell Anderson, CGA, Bill Warburton, Ph.D., Clyde Hertzman, M.D., M.Sc., FRCPC, FRSC
Human Early Learning Partnership
University of British Columbia

View Publication

Universities and the Knowledge Economy

Authored by David H. Turpin, President and Vice Chancellor, Eric Sager, Professor of History, Lyn Tait and Ludgard De Decker
University of Victoria

View Publication

Manufacturing BC - Outlook 2020

Authored by the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, British Columbia

View Publication

Innovation & Commercialization: Rising to the Challenge through a Business Acceleration Ecosystem

Authored by Dean Prelazzi, British Columbia Innovation Council

View Publication

Changing People Changing Places: Demographic and Economic Change in British Columbia

Authored by David Baxter, Andrew Ramlo and Erin Ramlo, Urban Futures

View Publication

The United States to 2020 and the Requirement for Canadian Initiative

Authored by Colin Robertson, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

View Publication