World-Class Goods and Services

Choose British Columbia, Canada for goods and services of exceptional quality and value. Learn more about what is available to import from British Columbia.

Agrifoods and Seafood

Our agrifoods and seafood sector is innovative, adaptive and globally competitive. We have a strong reputation for safe, high-quality food and beverage products. With more than 200 agriculture commodities and 100 seafood species, we are one of the most diverse agrifood and seafood producers in Canada. In addition, British Columbia’s excellent transportation infrastructure brings our products to your market quickly and cost-effectively.

Agrifoods

 

International Education

British Columbia’s educational institutions offer superb educational services. Our high quality education system attracts students from around the world to study in primary school, high school, language or university and college programs. Diverse, welcoming communities across British Columbia provide international students with memorable and productive experiences. That’s why tens of thousands of students travel here each year to learn and grow.

We also offer educational opportunities in other jurisdictions. British Columbia-accredited high school programs are available through institutions such as Maple Leaf Schools in China.

International Education

 

Forestry Products

We are one of the world’s best-known forest products suppliers, with diverse forests and quality products, innovative producers, sustainable harvesting and clean, low-cost energy. British Columbia’s strategic west coast location gives us easy access to key markets. High-quality and cost-effective raw goods and value-added products meet the needs of customers world-wide.

Forestry

 

Mining

Mineral and metallurgical coal resources are abundant here, making British Columbia a global centre for mining activity. Our mountains and river valleys hold vast amounts of the raw materials manufacturers around the globe need, from copper, silver and gold to zinc, lead, coal and many more. In addition, we have a world-class service industry in place, with more than 400 service suppliers in Vancouver alone. These companies offer everything from consulting services to software, equipment and machinery. We are a profitable environment for mining and a dependable source for customers in the Pacific Rim and beyond.

Mining

 

Natural Gas

British Columbia has strong regulations and oversight in place for natural gas development and exports. With quality pipeline infrastructure in place we are well positioned to provide market-access to international markets looking for long-term natural gas supply. British Columbia is committed to ensuring the necessary infrastructure is available to encourage investment in this industry.

Natural Gas

 

Technology

Our vibrant technology sector includes world leaders in a variety of areas.
  • Our clean technology sector is globally recognized for its leadership, with more than 273 companies, including bioenergy and fuel cell development. 
  • We have well-established information and communication technologies, with outstanding talent in software publishing, computer systems design and manufacturing and wireless innovations. 
  • We produce excellent digital entertainment, animation and special effects, mobile content and e-learning. We have 1,300 digital media companies employing 16,500 people.
  • Our innovative health and life sciences businesses are also vibrant. We have more than 1,100 establishments and are leaders in medical devices and health research.

Technology
 

Transportation

British Columbia offers a range of transportation services, including engineering, logistics and expertise in public-private partnership (P3) initiatives. We also have dynamic aerospace and marine manufacturing and maintenance sectors, each with a strong track record of quality and innovation.

Transportation