BC Small Business Profile 2017

Programs & Publications

A profile of small business in British Columbia

Small Business Profile 2017: A Profile of Small Business in British Columbia is an update of previous versions published annually since 1997. The 2017 report reflects data from 2015 for information on small business exporters and 2016 for information on all other indicators. These are the most recent years for which data are available.

Profile Contents

This report is designed to answer some common questions about the role of small business in B.C. by examining trends in growth and, where possible, offering cross-provincial comparisons. Key indicators examined in this report include the number of businesses, employment and earnings, contribution to the economy, industry distribution, regional details, and the role of small business exporters.