Industry Sectors

With a rich natural environment, a multicultural and highly educated population, and proven economic strengths, British Columbia offers opportunities for investment across many industry sectors. Explore these opportunities and learn why you should invest in British Columbia, Canada.

Developing our natural resources, expanding our knowledge-based economy, tapping into our spectacular setting and vibrant cultural life, and enhancing our infrastructure to serve markets at home and abroad – all represent exciting opportunities for investors.

Explore the investment opportunities in our key industry sectors:

Agrifoods

Businesses in British Columbia’s agrifoods sector serve the global marketplace. With our diverse and growing selection of agrifood products including Canadian wine and seafood, our international reputation for high food safety standards, and our favourable location for international shipping, our agrifoods sector is well positioned for growth and investment in both existing and new markets.

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Forestry
 

With leading market share in the United States, China, Japan, and South Korea, British Columbia, Canada is one of the world’s largest exporters of wood products including wood, pulp, timber, lumber and other forest products. Our forest industry has attractive investment opportunities in mills, forestry operations, the manufacturing of high-quality forest products and value-added wood products, and biofuels.

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Mining

Already known as a global centre for mining activity, British Columbia’s strategic Pacific Rim location and abundant mineral, coal and gas resources provide rich investment potential. Add to these natural advantages our geoscientific expertise, sophisticated geological data systems and our supportive business environment, and it is no wonder industry leadersfrom around the world are investing in British Columbia’s extractive industries.

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Natural Gas

British Columbia has significant opportunities for investment in Canadian natural gas and LNG. With world demand increasing, breakthroughs in drilling technology, and strong competitive advantages in the liquefied natural gas market, there is strong growth potential for British Columbia’s natural gas sector.

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Technology

British Columbia, Canada's reputation for technology innovation provides a range of investment opportunities in information and communications, clean technology, film, television and digital media and life sciences. If you want to invest in a thriving technology or media sector, or do business with innovative companies in these sectors, explore the advantages British Columbia offers

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Tourism

British Columbia, Canada is known around the world as an outstanding visitor destination. One of the most significant investment opportunities in British Columbia’s tourism sector is in niche resort development. British Columbia is a premiere outdoor destination, with tremendous potential to increase commercial recreation and adventure tourism.

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Transportation

There are significant investment opportunities, including building and maintaining transportation infrastructure, in British Columbia, Canada. Some of this work is done through public-private partnerships (P3s), an area where we are a recognized leader. There are also excellent opportunities in aerospace and marine manufacturing and maintenance. 

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