Business Resources

Securing Small Business Rebate

Recognizing the increased costs to businesses due to property crime and vandalism in rural and urban communities across the province, the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation has launched its $10.5 million Securing Small Business Rebate Program, which will provide small businesses with funds for eligible commercial property crime and vandalism repairs, or to implement eligible preventative measures.

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The Chamber’s Secret Shopper Program is back!

Set your business on the path to providing excellent service experiences by enrolling in our program this summer. Access eight weeks of transformative growth with measurable, constructive feedback, gain exposure for your business with weekly recognition for top performers on socials & in local media, PLUS, The overall TWO winners will be named finalists in the Service Excellence Award categories at the 2024 Whistler Excellence Awards! Applications close June 17

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How to Achieve Zero Waste

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), in conjunction with the Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE), have developed a guide to help restaurants overcome challenges associated with achieving zero waste in Whistler.

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3 Hiring Grants to Help You Meet Your Export Goals

Exporting is an investment. When done right, it can grow your business and pay dividends for years to come. However, one common challenge for getting started among entrepreneurs is the cost of labour. in this blog, Export navigator outlines some of the hiring grants that can assist you in scaling up to meet your export goals.

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Join the 50 – 30 Challenge

The 50 – 30 Challenge is a government initiative which aims to advance equity, diversity, inclusion and economic prosperity from coast to coast to coast by highlighting the benefits of giving everyone a seat at the table.

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Immigration Roadmap

Foreign workers can help employers meet their labour needs when Canadians and permanent residents are not available. Employers can support a foreign worker’s application for permanent residency in several ways, find out more on our Immigration Roadmap.


How to Access Global Talent

Canada’s flexible immigration system and innovative programs can help you attract and retain the right talent to fill labour shortages and bring new skills to boost your competitive edge. Find out how you can hire permanent or temporary workers.

Learn how to access global talent

CLAC Apprenticeship Support Program (CASP)

Canadian employers can get up to $10,000 for hiring a new first-year apprentice! Find out if your company qualifies for the new CLAC Apprenticeship Support Program (CASP) and how you can register today!

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Recruit & Retain Staff with Spirit Pass

Level up your recruitment and retention efforts this season with The Whistler Experience® + Spirit Pass! The Program provides thoughtfully designed training courses to equip front-line workers with the skills to create world-class customer experiences, while offering useful, high-value benefits to participants.




Employment Resources Cheat Sheet

The Whistler Chamber has created a ‘Labour Cheat Sheet’ to help employers find solutions to Whistler’s labour challenges. Find out where to post, free job boards, fee based job boards and what recruitment agencies used in Whistler.


Recruitment & Retention Toolkit

Help your business thrive with our Recruitment and Retention Toolkit. To hire a consultant or take training to access all these insights in one place would cost thousands, but your chamber membership unlocks this very valuable tool.

DOWNLOAD the tool kit

Funding and Grants for BC Businesses

If you’re looking at funding options for your business, you know there are an overwhelming amount available – from industry related funding to subsidies. 

To help you find what you’re looking for, WeBC have complied a comprehensive list of Funding sources and grants available for Businesses in BC. 


Event Engagement Opportunities

Are you looking for a way to speed up entry into a new market, improve your productivity, gain a competitive edge or increase your range of products? A partnership may be your answer.

With the return of in-person events we have a LOT of different, innovative opportunities to help you elevate your business in the local market.


8 strategies to Grow Your Business

Once you’ve decided you want your business to grow, the next question is: How?

With so many strategies available to you, it can be hard knowing where to begin. Our friends at BDC have put together this useful resource to help you plan for growth: 8 strategies to grow your business. 


How to Start a Small Business

If you’re thinkning about starting a business – that’s great! However it can be hard to know where to begin. So we’ve created this handy check list to ensure you’re ready to tackle the adventure ahead.

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Grant Opportunities  for BC Small Businesses

Learn about what grant options are available for small businesses in British Columbia.


Labour Market Statistics

Inform your Human Resources strategy with statistics that reflect the labour market characteristics of the population of British Columbia.


2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurship Program

The Government of Canada co-developed the structure of this program with organizations across the 2SLGBTQI+ ecosystem to address systemic barriers experienced by Entrepreneurs who identify as 2SLGBTQI+ (Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or other sexually or gender diverse people). The program will be administered by the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), the principal organization dedicated to helping 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs in Canada.

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Business Resources For Indigenous Entrepreneurs

 If you’re an Indigenous entrepreneur looking to start, or grow, a business, Small Business BC has a number of resources to help you find success – whatever that may mean for your business.

Visit the SBBC website

Black Business Association of BC

Supporting Black entrepreneurs and small businesses. The BBABC prides themselves on providing programs and services that are meant to elevate businesses to keep them sustainable going into the future. Offering support for businesses on their journey applying for loans, grants and pitch competitions, they also offer mentoring advocacy and more!

Visit the SBBC website

BC Chamber of Commerce Releases 2023-2024 Policies & Positions Manual

Local Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade are attuned to the issues that are important to their communities. This year’s manual includes new policies that address taxation, Indigenous reconciliation, housing, public safety, infrastructure, and workforce issues.

Read the Full Report

BDO – How Businesses Can Mitigate Inflation Risks

According to Statistics Canada, the consumer price index (CPI) increased 8.1% on a year-over-year basis in June 2022—the largest yearly change since January 1983. This article provides tips and options available to businesses to deal with rising inflation.


Access and Equity for 2SLGBTQ+ Businesses in Canada

What structural barriers exist for 2SLGBTQ+ business owners in the entrepreneurial ecosystem? What insights can be learned from common practices and policies that support the needs of their businesses? A recent report, prepared for Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), delves into the experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ entrepreneurs within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Read the full report

Resiliency Resources

To address the regionally specific needs of businesses, the BC Chamber of Commerce has launched tailor-made regional Resource Guides for Small Business Resiliency, to help build and maintain resiliency through challenging times.


2019 Commercial Lease Report

This report provides a snapshot of ranges of commercial lease rates and operating costs throughout the Resort Municipality of Whistler as of June 2019*.

*Please note the Chamber may conduct another study in the future however, this is the most up to date information at this stage. 


Labour & Staffing

The Chamber Job Board

As a community, our workforce is a driving force behind the visitor experience.

To help you reach the right candidates, build the perfect team for your business, and deliver the very best to your customers, we’ve given our Members* access to complimentary job postings on our online Chamber Job Board – the best resource for finding work in Whistler!


Thank you for your participation and support of Whistler business!

*complimentary job postings available to Build, Grow, Influence and Lead Members only

Canada Job Bank’s Jobs for Ukraine Webpage

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, has announced the launch of the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET). The CUAET is a special, accelerated temporary residence pathway for Ukrainians seeking safe haven in Canada while the war in their home country continues.

Learn more about how you can support Ukrainians with offers of employment at Job Bank’s Jobs for Ukraine webpage


Recruiting Employees to Live & Work in Whistler

Employee recruitment and retention is critical to Whistler’s economic health, and we recognize securing adequate staffing is the biggest challenge for Whistler’s business community.

Tourism Whistler and The Whistler Chamber have created a new series of video assets to help our Members recruit new talent.

This new resort-wide campaign features a recruiting video showcasing our beautiful Mountain town, Whistler and features locals sharing what makes Whistler such a special place to live, work and play.

Available on the Tourism Whistler Content Hub, this series of 15-second short videos can be used in social media and digital advertising. Plus, as Chamber Members and resort partners you have the option to customize the videos with your own personalized call-to-action.

Share the video on your social channels today! 


Skills Development Opportunities

FREE in-person Business Coaching Sessions

Held monthly, you can book a confidential, hour-long session with an industry professional to gain advice on a specific question, or aspect of your business you are struggling with, get help with your business plan or learn about resources available to you.

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Bi-monthly Foodsafe Level 1 Courses

If you own a business or work in the food industry, you’ll need food safety training to keep your brand and your customers safe. Foodsafe Level 1 takes complex Food Safety laws and information and breaks it down into simple lessons, so you and your team get the food safety training you need.

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Whistler Experience® Skills Development Training Courses

Available online, on-demand, and covering key areas of customer service and team management, these courses will help you and your team to boost your brand with a strong service culture, create outstanding guest experiences and uphold Whistler’s reputation for incredible customer service.

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Stay Informed

Advocacy in Action Sessions presented by TD

Whether it’s lobbying for business support programs or speaking up on National immigration reform, and labour initiatives, we champion your interests.


Workforce Hub

For additional resources to help with your recruitment efforts, or to provide support for new employees, visit our Workforce Hub Page.


Chamber Blog

Spanning topics from leadership to finance to operations;  stay up to date on industry news, recent advocacy, Member benefits, and much more!