Businesses in British Columbia (B.C.), Canada enjoy a welcoming business environment which actively encourages investment and is recognized for its ease of setting up business.
Investors looking for growth opportunities will find our international reputation for safety, stable fiscal and political environment, a dependable legal system, and top-ranked quality of life, makes British Columbia an optimal location for business opportunities in Canada.
Generally, the direct acquisition of an established business does not require government review. Transactions are subject to pre-merger review under the Investment Canada Act based on certain thresholds. The indirect acquisition of a company doing business in British Columbia – perhaps through the acquisition of a parent company – is subject to review:
A secure, confidential process governs the review of business investments under federal rules. An application for review follows specific steps:
The MPI includes a listing of private and public sector construction projects in B.C. with an estimated capital cost of $15 million (Can.) or greater.
Here are some common questions we are asked at Trade and Invest BC about capital investment in BC.
Trade and Invest BC helps facilitate foreign direct investment and has Trade and Investment Representatives in markets around the world. Contact the representative nearest you for support in investing in British Columbia.