Small Business Lives Here
Safe, walkable, and charming, Sidney attracts thousands of visitors each year who, along with local residents, delight in Sidney’s bustling retail, hospitality, and service sectors.
Sidney’s a great place for entrepreneurs, and we have all you need to get started with a business of your own.
from YYJ International Airport
Restaurants serving delicious fare
Start Up in Sidney
Find the ideal place in the community by reviewing Sidney’s pedestrian foot traffic reports.
Here is what the municipality will require prior to the issuance of a Business Licence:
Find quality staff who will contribute to your business’s success. Use BC’s most comprehensive job board to post jobs for free and find the right people to help your business grow. With hundreds of thousands of job seekers using the site, it’s a great way to find new talent.
Hire a Co-op Student
Co-operative education is a win-win where students gain relevant work experience, while employers benefit from students’ energy, fresh ideas, knowledge and skills.
If you are interested in pursuing co-op education, visit the Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning, BC / Yukon (ACE-WIL) for more information and to search a list of available co-op education programs.
You can also contact the post-secondary education institution directly to get full program details, including how to apply, costs and the scheduling of work terms. Local institutions are the University of Victoria, Camosun College, and Royal Roads University.
This program covers a part of employee wages so employers can hire job seekers and provide work opportunities. Subsidy rates range depending on an individual’s situation. Contact the WorkBC Centre to discuss.
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