Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology
Bruce Ralston was sworn in as British Columbia’s Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology on July 18, 2017 and was re-elected as MLA for Surrey-Whalley on May 9, 2017.
The Minister is a long standing member of the British Columbia Legislature. He was first elected as a MLA in 2005 and re-elected in 2009, 2013 and 2017.
Under his leadership, the Ministry has focused its activities to help build a strong, sustainable, innovative economy in British Columbia that will support job creation, economic growth and diversification across all regions of the province.
The Minister’s portfolio includes economic development, immigration, international and national trade relations, international business development, small business, technology and innovation, and attraction of strategic investment into the province, including rural communities. He is also responsible for liaison with the consular corps in British Columbia.
Minister Ralston was born in Victoria and grew up in Vancouver. He has degrees in history and law from the University of British Columbia and a degree in history from the University of Cambridge in England.
He is married and has three children. The Minister and his family are active in local community and sports organizations.