Quality of Life


An Edge in Attracting and Keeping Top Talent

Our temperate climate, cosmopolitan cities, and clean environment provide a quality of life that draws people from around the world. This can be a key competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining top talent.

The Mercer Human Resource Consulting Group’s 2019 Quality of Living Survey ranks Vancouver first in North America and third out of 231 cities worldwide.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), an affiliate of the Economist, consistently ranks Vancouver as one of the most liveable cities in the world. The EIU’s rankings of 140 cities are based on stability, health care, culture, environment, education and infrastructure.

Unrivalled Natural Environment

British Columbia’s high quality of life combines world-class urban dining and entertainment with easy access to exciting outdoor activities. Spectacular mountains and beaches, easily accessible resorts and unique wilderness adventures draw millions of people every year.

Cultural Diversity

People from all parts of the world feel comfortable and safe working in British Columbia. Our rich ethnic mix creates a lively cultural experience – in the arts, entertainment, cuisine and commercial activity.

High Value on Education and Health Care

Health and education are priorities in British Columbia. We have some of Canada’s highest overall education levels and life expectancy.

Safety and Stability

Social stability and low crime rates create safe and secure communities throughout the province.