Why British Columbia Canada

British Columbia, Canada has one of North America’s most competitive, flexible, and supportive business climates. We consistently receive favourable credit ratings. Our vast resources, competitive taxes, stable and well-regulated financial system and fiscally responsible government attract investment from around the world.

Global Access

Our strategic location on Canada’s Pacific coast places British Columbia at the commercial crossroads of Asia-Pacific and North America.  We are close to key markets and duty-free access to the U.S. and Mexico. Businesses using our ports take advantage of the shortest sea route from Asia to North America, which are seamlessly connected to all major U.S. economic centres by secure, reliable road and rail networks.

Global access makes it easy for you to operate internationally.

Investment Opportunities

British Columbia offers investment opportunities in many industry sectors, from resource extraction and development to advanced technology and knowledge-based industries.

Our diversified economy offers significant opportunities for growth and investment.


We have a growing labour pool of more than 2.4 million workers in British Columbia. Our highly educated, multi-lingual and motivated workforce is responsive to the needs of businesses across industry sectors.

Our highly educated workforce thrives in a culture of innovation.

Competitive Business Costs

The cost of doing business in British Columbia can be lower than in other locations in North America. Our corporate income tax rates and the cost of labour, power and facilities give companies in British Columbia a competitive edge.

Competitive operating costs contribute to an outstanding business climate.

World-Class Quality of Life

Our high quality of life draws and retains skilled and creative people. This makes it easier for businesses in British Columbia to find – and retain – the right employees.

British Columbia's quality of life is world-renowned.