Helping B.C. thrive

As one of the province’s most profitable companies for six years running, we provide well-paying, stable jobs for British Columbians which trigger spin-off economic activity and job creation in the many B.C. communities we serve.

Direct Economic Impact

from credit union operations

1,174 full-time jobs in local communities

$152 million in GDP in 2016

Indirect Economic Impact

from services supplied to First West by other businesses and through employees’ patronage of local businesses in the communities where we live, work and play.

1,167 full-time jobs in local communities

$155 million in GDP in 2016

B.C. is small business

B.C. is small business

Ninety-eight per cent of all business in B.C. is small business. We’re proud to support the entrepreneurs who drive B.C.’s economy.

$250,510,000 in commercial lending to help build and grow local small businesses

19 municipalities

Local government administrations from Vancouver Island to B.C.’s interior trusted First West to provide their banking services in 2016

7,400+ of our 18,000 small business members

kept more money in their business with our Unlimited Chequing for Business® Account, designed specifically for small business owners and entrepreneurs