VANCOUVER

YOUR GATEWAY INTO
THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET

BC: A Home for Global Business

HIGHEST REAL GDP GROWTH IN CANADA

HIGHEST REAL GDP GROWTH IN CANADA

STABLE ECONOMY

STABLE ECONOMY

BUSINESS-FRIENDLY GOVERNMENT OPEN TO FOREIGN INVESTMENT

BUSINESS-FRIENDLY GOVERNMENT OPEN TO FOREIGN INVESTMENT

VIBRANT GROWTH OF INNOVATIVE BUSINESS CLUSTERS

VIBRANT GROWTH OF INNOVATIVE BUSINESS CLUSTERS

WORLD-CLASS ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

WORLD-CLASS ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

COMPETITIVE BUSINESS SETTING

COMPETITIVE BUSINESS SETTING

DIVERSE, TALENTED WORKFORCE

DIVERSE, TALENTED WORKFORCE

GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY

GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY

International Reputation

NO. 1 LARGE CITY OF THE AMERICAS FOR FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

Ranked No. 1 in Economic Potential and Business Friendliness categories, by FDI Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times, 2017-2018.

BEST FOR TAX COMPETITIVENESS

Ranked No.2 among 51 major international cities, KPMG Competitive Alternatives 2016.

MOST LIVABLE

Livability Ranked No.3 worldwide by Economist Intelligence Unit 2016.

BEST QUALITY OF LIFE FOR RESIDENTS AND EXPAT EMPLOYEE

Ranked No.1 in Canada, No.5 globally, by Mercer in 2017.

RANKED NO.1 INFRASTRUCTURE IN NORTH AMERICA

by Mercer in 2017.

CANADA NO. 2 COUNTRY TO HEADQUARTER A CORPORATION

And No. 2 Best Country overall, ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Y&R’s BAV Consulting and Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2017”.

Best Quality of Life

Consistently ranked the most livable city in North america and one of the top 10 In the world

Safe – low crime rates & strict gun control

World-class, universal health care

Extensive public transportation network

Free access to quality education

Multicultural – the most asian city outside of Asia

Clean air and water

Significant Operational Advantages

  • Employer health insurance costs
  • Professional wages
  • Commercial real estate costs
  • Electricity rates
  • Post-secondary education costs

A Central Location for Business

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Global Markets

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Strategic Access

Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

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Strategic Access

Seaports & Rail

Port Metro Vancouver

SIZE

Canada’s largest port, North America’s third largest

EFFICIENT

Serviced by three Class 1 railways

ACCESS

Top three trading partners are China, Japan and South Korea

STABLE

Greater labour stability than US west coast ports

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Port Prince Rupert

SIZE

North America’s deepest natural harbour

EFFICIENT

On-dock access to Class 1 railway service

ACCESS

Closest North American port to Asia; three days faster than from any other port

STABLE

Handles container, bulk and cruise

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