BC Tourism Industry

Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training

The Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour manages key lines of government service that help create the economic prosperity needed for the success of families and communities across the province.

Ensuring a Competitive and Sustainable Tourism Industry

Tourism is one of British Columbia’s most important industries, yet there is room to grow. The Ministry is responsible for developing and leading the coordinated implementation of the Provincial Government’s agenda for Tourism. This includes working collaboratively across and between governments to implement Gaining the Edge, the government’s five-year tourism strategy. This strategy aims at ensuring that the tourism sector remains a key driver for growing the BC economy. The Ministry provides policy direction and coordinates activities between government and Destination British Columbia and other Provincial bodies with mandates that impact tourism (such as the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and BC Parks). The Ministry leads activities that reduce barriers to the growth of tourism and focuses on the competitiveness and sustainability of British Columbia’s tourism sector.

Learn more about Tourism Strategy and Policy here