Bruce Ralston was sworn in as B.C.’s Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology on July 18, 2017 after winning re-election as MLA for Surrey-Whalley on May 9 of that year.
He was first elected as an MLA in 2005 and re-elected in 2009, 2013 and 2017.
The Minister’s focus is on building a strong, sustainable, innovative economy that supports job creation, economic growth and diversification in every region of B.C.
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 throughout B.C.
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.