As a Pacific gateway with more than 25,000 kilometers of coastline, British Columbia (B.C.) has a rich history in the marine sector with 130 years of shipbuilding, refit, repair, maintenance and supply-chain activities.
Today, B.C. is at the forefront of marine technology, from establishing one of the world’s first and largest undersea digital observatories to developing deep water submersibles and remotely operated vehicles. More than 1,000 marine companies are headquartered in B.C.
Over 1,000 Marine industry companies are headquartered in B.C.Government of B.C. (2021)
The Marine sector generated $6.8B total economic outputGovernment of B.C. (2021)
22,000 people are employed in the industrial marine sector in B.C.Government of B.C. (2021)
Doing business in B.C.’s marine industry is a smart way to access world-class marine services, resources, efficient logistics and transportation, and a wealth of top-tier talent.
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