Learn why your business should invest in British Columbia, Canada, and discover investment opportunities here. In addition to the information on this website, you can use these resources and government datasets to research investment options and business conditions.


North American Head Office Location
Discover why some of the world's top businesses have chosen British Columbia as the location to launch the next phase of their growth.

Small Business BC
Check out the valuable information tailored to the needs of small businesses.

Research and assess potential investments with this helpful website from the B.C. Securities Commission.

Invest in Canada
Visit this federal government website. It’s got information and resources for international investors looking to invest in Canada.

Industry Canada
See this federal government website for information and resources about doing business in Canada.

Check out AdvantageBC. It's a non-profit organization that provides information for international businesses about tax incentives and doing business here.

Industry and Trade Associations

Contact any of these British Columbia industry and trade associations for information about specific economic areas and the investment opportunities available.

BC Agriculture Council
BC Food Processors Association
Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia
BC Seafood Alliance
BC Wood
Coast Forest Products Association
Council of Forest Industries
Forestry Innovation Investment
Wood Enterprise Coalition
Wood Works! BC
Mining Association of British Columbia
Mining Suppliers Association of B.C.
Association for Mineral Exploration
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC
 Natural Gas
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Energy Services BC
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC
BC Innovation Council
BC Technology Industry Association

Clean Technology
BC Bio Energy Network
Sustainable Development Technology Canada

ICT and Wireless

Digital and Screen-Based Media
Creative BC
Motion Picture Production Industry Assocation of British Columbia

Health and Life Sciences
Life Sciences BC
Tourism Industry Association of BC
Wilderness Tourism Association
British Columbia Trucking Association
Greater Vancouver Gateway Council
Vancouver International Maritime Centre

Government Data

You can use over 2,600 government datasets free of charge via the Internet, as well as tools and applications that allow you to re-purpose the data for your needs. With this information, you can research your business and develop products geared to the B.C. market.

Research the DataBC catalogue to see information on topics such as natural resources, transportation, health, and labour.

View the DataBC video to see how to use the Databc catalogue and the datasets.

Review the Open Government Licence for the terms and conditions on the use of our data. With only a few limitations, it gives you a clear basis for planning a business that uses the datasets.