Tourism plays a significant role in the economy of the Island and Coastal region and attracts visitors from all parts of BC, Canada and the world. Millions of dollars in economic activity is generated annually through tourism and it has become a key source of economic diversification for many resource based communities.

ICET investments help to create jobs in tourism, generally in the hospitality and service sectors. However, these new and revitalized tourism assets - trails, waterfront amenities, and more – also improve the quality of life for residents and encourage new business development and relocation of established businesses from around the globe.

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

2,600
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$230
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$49.1
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$50.9
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

185
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

150
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2019-21 Strategic Plan

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