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.


Key Advantages

We are well positioned for continued growth in the transportation sector.
  •  Services such as engineering and geotechnical consulting provide excellent opportunities for investment partnerships in P3 projects.
  • British Columbia’s aerospace sector is globally recognized for its excellence in delivering highly specialized products and services. The sector is supported by a network of post-secondary institutions that provide a deep pool of skilled workers .
  • We are a major hub for the Pacific Northwest and Canada’s growing aerospace industry. For example, Vancouver is close to Seattle, Washington, home of Boeing’s final assembly and integration production lines.
  • Our well-established marine manufacturing and maintenance industry includes leading boat manufacturers and companies with high tech marine expertise.
  • The awarding of an $8 billion contract to Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy has created significant new opportunities for British Columbia companies in the marine manufacturing and maintenance sector.
Watch this short video on British Columbia’s Transportation and Advanced Manufacturing advantages.


Transportation Sector Snapshot

We are making major investments in seaports, airports, railways and highways, building on the excellent links we already offer as the gateway of choice connecting North America with the Asia-Pacific region.
  • British Columbia plans at least $25 billion in private and public sector transportation improvements between 2012 and 2020 . This is in addition to $22 billion committed prior to 2012. Companies located here will enjoy excellent opportunities for growth.
  • We have become a leading centre for aircraft manufacturing, advanced materials, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, modifications, fleet management, aerial firefighting and aerospace education, training and simulation.
  • British Columbia has a long history of working with the private sector to design and build new transportation infrastructure and to maintain highways.


Incentives

Learn about British Columbia’s range of attractive business incentives.

 

Three of the most recent opportunities in Transportation for Investments & Partnerships.

Pitt Meadows Airport YPK - Flight Training

100-18799 Airport Way, Pitt Meadows, BC, V3Y 2B4
As an emerging gateway to the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Rim, Pitt Meadows Airport is uniquely located to access both North American and international students requiring flight training, as well as for those requiring specialized instruction for various aviation support activities including maint... continue


Pitt Meadows Airport YPK - Aviation Business Park

100-18799 Airport Way, Pitt Meadows, BC, V3Y 2B4
300 plus acres available for aviation-related development. Pitt Meadows Airport offers specific benefits that ensures investors experience long-term success when establishing flying operations in both the fixed and rotary-wing sectors. The airport's strategic location, three active runways and unenc... continue


Pitt Meadows Airport YPK - Flight Operations

100-18799 Airport Way, Pitt Meadows, BC, V3Y 2B4
300 plus acres available for aviation-related development. Pitt Meadows Airport offers specific benefits that ensures investors experience long-term success when establishing flying operations in both the fixed and rotary-wing sectors. The airport's strategic location, three active runways and unenc... continue


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