The province has given money for northwest youth to get business training.
Officials say $356,000 will allow 600 Indigenous and youth to take part in the ThriveNorth program.
Northwest residents between the ages of 18 and 39-years-old who live Prince Rupert, Terrace, Smithers, Kitimat, Nisga’a, and Tsimshian communities.
The program will give a number of youth entrepreneurial training and coaching, receive financial support including grants and loans, and receive mentoring support to launch businesses in their communities.
According to the province, ThriveNorth has provided over 200 B.C. with programs, which created 72 jobs in the last two years.
The funding for the northwest program is apart of a partnership with the province, Futurpreneur Canada and Prince Rupert LNG.