Economic Development

Our Ministry

Economic Development / Métis Businesses

As part of its mandate, Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) works towards the goal of economic prosperity and self-reliance for the Métis Nation by supporting, promoting and advocating for Métis citizen businesses through programs and projects delivered by its Ministry of Economic Development.

The Ministry of Economic Development partners with governments, industry, associations, various MNBC ministries and the Métis Financial Corporation of British Columbia (MFCBC) to continuously build capacity, and an ecosystem that puts Métis citizens and their businesses in the best position to succeed.

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Contact The Ministry


#380 – 13401 108 Ave

Surrey, B.C.

V3T 5T3



Toll free: 1-800-940-1150
Phone: 604-557-5851
Cell: 778-349-7216


Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm


Métis people are incredibly resourceful and well known to have an entrepreneurial spirit. “Métis Business Spirit” showcases and recognizes our Métis businesses by profiling them.

September 2020

With expertise that includes but not limited to journeyman sheet metal workers, plumbers, A level gas fitters, and pipefitters, High Point Plumbing & Heating Ltd has the experience necessary for most residential, commercial, and industrial projects. “What sets us apart is our eye on quality; its either done right or not at all.”


Erin Stagg Fine Art creates acrylic paintings of the British Columbia landscape, prominently featuring the flora and fauna of the Prince George area. Owner and operator Erin Stagg is a self-taught female artist who was raised in Fort St. James. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Physical Geography with a minor in Biology, from Thompson Rivers University. Erin also offers painting lessons in the form of Painting Parties which are great for team building opportunities.

July 2020

Lynx Creek Industrial & Hydrovac Ltd, owned and operated by Métis citizen Clayton Crawford, provides a wide variety of industrial services with its fleet of Hydrovacs, Vacuum Trucks, Water Trucks and related equipment. Clayton’s team serves British Columbia 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Recently, Lynx Creek was awarded multiple service contracts long the Trans Mountain Expansion Project taking place across our province.

June 2020

Evolution Business Marketing & Communications is owned and operated by Chris Cathers a Metis entrepreneur and business marketing professional. With twenty years of marketing and communications experience, EBMC provides quality branding and digital marketing services: web development, social media, social/ search advertising, SEO, content development, public relations, e-commerce, business plans, web applications, business training and consulting. 

Métis Business Directory

MNBC’s Business Directory is an online directory of Métis-owned and verified businesses. Register your Métis business and join this growing community to receive updates on the latest Economic Development initiatives, and to make your products or services available to our visitors!

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