The Village of Burns Lake is open for business. We make it easy for entrepreneurs to launch your business idea by offering low license fees, competitive tax rates, and a village council that is ready to listen and has a desire to help new businesses succeed. There are many local resources available to any business startup.
Of course not everyone moves to Burns Lake to open a business, many people move to get a jump start on building their career. There are a number of major employers including Northern Health and School District 91 as well as, opportunities for resource-based industries, construction, contractors, suppliers, and support infrastructure.
Whether you’re looking to build a life as an entrepreneur, contractor, professional, or be employed by one of the many businesses in the district, opportunity awaits in Burns Lake!
Careers & Jobs
Many jobs are not listed on Indeed, Kijiji, Craigslist or available online. It is often word of mouth. The best way to connect is to pick up the phone and talk to some of the major companies that hire in our region.
Here is a list of the some of the larger employers:
- Babine Forest Products – (250) 692-7177
- Decker Lake Forest Products – (250) 698-7304
- Burns Lake Native Development Corporation – (250) 692-3188
- Ministry of Forests – (250) 692-2200
- Tahtsa Timber – (250) 692-7640
- Lakes District Maintenance – (250) 692-7766
- Ts’il Kaz Koh Burns Lake Band – (250) 692-7717
- Lake Babine Nation – (250) 692-4700
- Burns Lake Hospital – (250) 692-2400
- School District 91 – (250) 567-2284
- Regional District Bulkley-Nechako – 250-692-3195
- Real Canadian Superstore – (250) 692-1980
- Save on Foods – (250) 692-7134
Burns Lake Works is a government agency for finding employment in Burns Lake. Click here to visit their Facebook page.
Building a Business
There is an abundance of support both online and locally in town if you are looking to build a business in the Lakes District. Click here for Recent business opportunities in the area. For support for entrepreneurs, visit some of these organizations:
- Love Burns Lake
- Community Futures
- Chamber of Commerce
- BC Small Business
- Women’s Enterprise Centre
- Northern Development Initiatives Trust
- Business Development Bank (BDC)
A collection of retail businesses can be found on the Love Burns Lake website and a list of Industry businesses on the NDIT Website.