A young mother and baby.

Making Life
More Affordable

Helping You
Get Ahead

We're going to make housing more affordable by stabilizing the market, cracking down on fraud and closing loopholes, building the homes people need, and improving security for renters.

B.C. is making child care more affordable and more available for more families as we move forward on a made-in-B.C., universal child care plan.

The costs of health care should never be a barrier to getting the care you need. B.C. is bringing health care costs down, reducing waits and bringing care closer to home.

An economy that works for everyone starts with a budget that works for everyone. Find out how Budget 2018 helps you get ahead.

Helping People
Get Ahead

Budget 2018 is a budget that works for you. It makes your life more affordable and delivers the services you count on. It starts with bold steps to tackle housing affordability and make child care more affordable and available. It invests in education and training so people have the skills they need to get good paying jobs, and helps bring better health care closer to home. It builds critical infrastructure that leads to sustainable economic growth. Budgets are about choices and Budget 2018 puts people first.

Message from Finance Minister
Carole James

Hon. Minister Carole James, B.C. Finance Minister.

British Columbia is thriving. Our economy is strong and we've seen record-level employment growth. But strong economic indicators don't tell the whole story. Not everyone in B.C. is getting ahead, and it's time that changed.

Working for you
Working for you

Learn how Budget 2018 is working for you through the stories of six British Columbian families.