Business Resources

Prince Rupert is open for business!

Our community is in the process of significant revitalization, and we are always looking to support investors and entrepreneurs looking to build or expand their businesses here. Check out the resources below for additional information about current programs available with the City and other resources. 

Downtown Tax Exemptions

New or existing businesses looking to revitalize property in the downtown may be eligible for our tax exemption program on improvements. Click through the link to learn more about if your project is eligible and to find the application package.

Relaxed Parking Regulations Downtown

The City has implemented a Parking Specified Area wherein off-street minimum parking stall requirements are waived for new or upgraded commercial and mixed use developments. For more information, click here.

Permit Fee Waivers

The City has waived a number of building permit and development related fees to encourage revitalization. For more information, see our webpate.

Properties for Sale

The City and our Development Corporation Legacy Inc have a number of properties that are currently for sale or lease. For more information, click through here.

Business Resource Portal

Our Business Resource Portal is a one-stop shop to understanding Prince Rupert's local market and labour conditions, as well as general information about the community.

Faade Grant Funding

The City offers funding of up to $5,000 for facade improvements to local eligible businesses on a first come, first served basis through our grant program, when funding is available. For more information on the intake process, follow the link.

Bid Opportunities

Please note that the City's tender packages, Requests for Proposals, and other bidding requests are posted to BC Bid.

Attraction and Retention

The Make Prince Rupert Home campaign is a local partnership between industry and the City to attract employees to our community. This free site provides a resource for local businesses to share info with potential employees and post career opportunities.