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Basic Income can grow British Columbia’s economy

while ending poverty and growing the middle class.

See how Basic Income would affect British Columbia’s economy

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A landmark study by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA) gives us a first ever look at the economic impacts of a national Basic Income and its effect on the economy of B.C.

1. Basic Income can grow the economy and create jobs.

  • +118K NEW JOBS
    Basic income could add 118,000 new full-time equivalent jobs in British Columbia in 5 years.
  • +$16B/YR IN GDP
    Basic Income could concurrently grow the economy of British Columbia $82 billion within 5 years — or up to $314 billion in 25 years.

2. Basic Income can be good for business in B.C.

  • +$6.6B/YR GROSS OPERATING SURPLUS
    Putting money in people’s hands lets them spend it in their local economies, driving business growth. It could add $34 billion to BC businesses’ gross operating surplus within 5 years — or up to $132 billion in 25 years.
  • +$3.4B/YR PRIVATE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
    Basic Income could add $18 billion in new private capital investments within 5 years — or up to $67 billion in 25 years. It could cause businesses to hire and spend more on wages for workers.

3. Basic Income is a raise for B.C. workers.

  • +$4.6% IN TOTAL WAGES
    Basic Income could support B.C. workers by growing total wages $6.3 billion a year on average over 5 years, or an increase of 4.6% by year 5.

4. All while ending poverty in B.C.

  • 451,000 B.C. FAMILIES LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY
    The report demonstrates that inequality is making our economy less resilient. Basic Income can eliminate poverty in B.C. while building a healthy, trickle-up economy that supports Canadian workers and businesses.

Report: Basic Income can kickstart British Columbia's economic recovery, while ending poverty.

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A landmark study by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA) gives us a first ever look at the economic impacts of a national Basic Income and its positive effects on the economy of B.C.

A recent report by the BC Basic Income Panel suggests Basic Income is too expensive, and not the right solution. We disagree, as does the data. Read our response and reactions from the international community here.

Basic Income can grow the economy and create jobs.

+118K NEW JOBS

Basic income could add 118,000 new full-time equivalent jobs in British Columbia in 5 years.

+$16B/YR IN GDP

Basic Income could grow the economy of British Columbia $82 billion within 5 years — or up to $314 billion in 25 years.

Basic Income can be good for business in B.C.

+$6.6B/YR GROSS OPERATING SURPLUS

Putting money in people’s hands lets them spend it in their local economies, driving business growth. It could add $34 billion to BC businesses’ gross operating surplus within 5 years — or up to $132 billion in 25 years.

+$3.4B/YR PRIVATE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS

Basic Income could add $18 billion in new private capital investments within 5 years — or up to $67 billion in 25 years. It could cause businesses to hire and spend more on wages for workers.

Basic Income is a raise for B.C. workers.

+4.6% IN TOTAL WAGES

Basic Income could support B.C. workers by growing total wages $6.3 billion a year on average over 5 years, or an increase of 4.6% by year 5.

All while ending poverty in B.C.

451,000 B.C. FAMILIES LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY

The report demonstrates that inequality is making our economy less resilient. Basic Income can eliminate poverty in B.C. while building a healthy, trickle-up economy that supports Canadian workers and businesses.

All while ending poverty in B.C.

451,000 B.C. FAMILIES LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY

The report demonstrates that inequality is making our economy less resilient. Basic Income can eliminate poverty in B.C. while building a healthy, trickle-up economy that supports Canadian workers and businesses.

Families in British Columbia - without UBI and with UBI

Basic Income can grow British Columbia’s economy

while ending poverty and growing the middle class.

See how Basic Income would affect British Columbia’s economy

Share video on Social:

A landmark study by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA) gives us a first ever look at the economic impacts of a national Basic Income and its effect on the economy of B.C.

1. Basic Income can grow the economy and create jobs.

  • +118K NEW JOBS
    Basic income could add 118,000 new full-time equivalent jobs in British Columbia in 5 years.
  • +$16B/YR IN GDP
    Basic Income could concurrently grow the economy of British Columbia $82 billion within 5 years — or up to $314 billion in 25 years.

2. Basic Income can be good for business in B.C.

  • +$6.6B/YR GROSS OPERATING SURPLUS
    Putting money in people’s hands lets them spend it in their local economies, driving business growth. It could add $34 billion to BC businesses’ gross operating surplus within 5 years — or up to $132 billion in 25 years.
  • +$3.4B/YR PRIVATE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
    Basic Income could add $18 billion in new private capital investments within 5 years — or up to $67 billion in 25 years. It could cause businesses to hire and spend more on wages for workers.

3. Basic Income is a raise for B.C. workers.

  • +$4.6% IN TOTAL WAGES
    Basic Income could support B.C. workers by growing total wages $6.3 billion a year on average over 5 years, or an increase of 4.6% by year 5.

4. All while ending poverty in B.C.

  • 451,000 B.C. FAMILIES LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY
    The report demonstrates that inequality is making our economy less resilient. Basic Income can eliminate poverty in B.C. while building a healthy, trickle-up economy that supports Canadian workers and businesses.

Basic Income can grow British Columbia’s economy

while ending poverty and growing the middle class.

See how Basic Income would affect British Columbia’s economy

Share video on Social:

A landmark study by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA) gives us a first ever look at the economic impacts of a national Basic Income and its effect on the economy of B.C.

1. Basic Income can grow the economy and create jobs.

  • +118K NEW JOBS
    Basic income could add 118,000 new full-time equivalent jobs in British Columbia in 5 years.
  • +$16B/YR IN GDP
    Basic Income could concurrently grow the economy of British Columbia $82 billion within 5 years — or up to $314 billion in 25 years.

2. Basic Income can be good for business in B.C.

  • +$6.6B/YR GROSS OPERATING SURPLUS
    Putting money in people’s hands lets them spend it in their local economies, driving business growth. It could add $34 billion to BC businesses’ gross operating surplus within 5 years — or up to $132 billion in 25 years.
  • +$3.4B/YR PRIVATE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
    Basic Income could add $18 billion in new private capital investments within 5 years — or up to $67 billion in 25 years. It could cause businesses to hire and spend more on wages for workers.

3. Basic Income is a raise for B.C. workers.

  • +$4.6% IN TOTAL WAGES
    Basic Income could support B.C. workers by growing total wages $6.3 billion a year on average over 5 years, or an increase of 4.6% by year 5.

4. All while ending poverty in B.C.

  • 451,000 B.C. FAMILIES LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY
    The report demonstrates that inequality is making our economy less resilient. Basic Income can eliminate poverty in B.C. while building a healthy, trickle-up economy that supports Canadian workers and businesses.

Basic Income can grow British Columbia’s economy

while ending poverty and growing the middle class.

See how Basic Income would affect British Columbia’s economy

Share video on Social:

A landmark study by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA) gives us a first ever look at the economic impacts of a national Basic Income and its effect on the economy of B.C.

1. Basic Income can grow the economy and create jobs.

  • +118K NEW JOBS
    Basic income could add 118,000 new full-time equivalent jobs in British Columbia in 5 years.
  • +$16B/YR IN GDP
    Basic Income could concurrently grow the economy of British Columbia $82 billion within 5 years — or up to $314 billion in 25 years.

2. Basic Income can be good for business in B.C.

  • +$6.6B/YR GROSS OPERATING SURPLUS
    Putting money in people’s hands lets them spend it in their local economies, driving business growth. It could add $34 billion to BC businesses’ gross operating surplus within 5 years — or up to $132 billion in 25 years.
  • +$3.4B/YR PRIVATE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
    Basic Income could add $18 billion in new private capital investments within 5 years — or up to $67 billion in 25 years. It could cause businesses to hire and spend more on wages for workers.

3. Basic Income is a raise for B.C. workers.

  • +$4.6% IN TOTAL WAGES
    Basic Income could support B.C. workers by growing total wages $6.3 billion a year on average over 5 years, or an increase of 4.6% by year 5.

4. All while ending poverty in B.C.

  • 451,000 B.C. FAMILIES LIFTED OUT OF POVERTY
    The report demonstrates that inequality is making our economy less resilient. Basic Income can eliminate poverty in B.C. while building a healthy, trickle-up economy that supports Canadian workers and businesses.

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