Western Economic Diversification Canada

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

We are taking action to support tourism and other businesses and workers.

For more than 30 years, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) has been working to diversify the western economy while improving the quality of life of western Canadians. We aim to be a leader in building a strong, competitive West by focusing on business development, innovation and community development.



Services and information

Business support for entrepreneurs

More than 100 offices across the west offering services and resources to new and existing Western Canadian entrepreneurs.

Innovation funding and support

Programs and resources for enterprises looking to start, grow, and expand through innovation.

Funding for not-for-profits

Programs and resources for non-profit organizations looking to strengthen the economy of Western Canada.

Supporting your communities

Support for communities to advance their economies, as well as adjust to economic changes and challenges.

Economic overview and opportunities

Data and information to connect you with business and research opportunities.

Grow West

The Western Canada Growth Strategy leverages partnerships to grow the economy and create quality jobs.

What we are doing

Corporate information


The Honourable Mélanie Joly

Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages
Mandate letter
Supplementary mandate letter

Parliamentary Secretary

Terry Duguid

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Western Economic Diversification Canada)


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