Advantage B.C.

Advantage B.C.

British Columbia is a competitive, dynamic and beautiful place to do business.

Companies in the Province of British Columbia benefit from low taxes, competitive operating costs, stable labour conditions and an exceptional multicultural work force that is well educated, highly skilled and productive.

Business Incentives - British Columbia provides provincial tax credits, exemptions and deductions to encourage business investment and innovation. Certain incentives target particular industries (film, mining, new media and international financial services).

Labour Force – B.C.’s labour pool is large, flexible, and well-educated. Over half of B.C.'s workforce is employed in knowledge-based industries or trade-related occupations.

Business Climate/Costs - B.C. offers one of North America’s most competitive business climates, with low taxes, streamlined regulations, and a supportive, financially responsible government.
The cost of doing business in B.C. can be much lower than in the United States.

Global Access - B.C. is Canada's transportation gateway to the Asia Pacific region. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement, businesses located in B.C. qualify for duty-free access to the world's largest and most powerful economy (U.S.).

Quality of Life - B.C. is a magnet for skilled and creative people. The province offers a quality of life unmatched anywhere in North America, and by few places in the world. B.C. companies view this as a key competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining top talent.

For more information on the advantages of Beautiful British Columbia, view the AdvantageBC website below.

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Castlegar, B.C.
V1N 1G7
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