Canada’s Pacific gateway is one of the most livable regions in the world, with a diverse, globally competitive economy and a reputation for urban sustainability. Business is attracted to BC and Canada thanks to a strong and stable economy, world-class infrastructure, and leading-edge research and development. More information on the local, provincial, and federal economies and agencies that support investment can be found at the following sites.


Global Affairs
Defines, shapes, and advances Canada’s interests and values. Manages diplomatic relations, promotes international trade, and provides consular support. Leads international development, humanitarian, and peace and security assistance efforts.

Invest in Canada
Is Canada’s global investment attraction and promotion agency. Facilitates global investment that spurs job growth and makes Canada stronger. Is the foreign investor’s primary point of contact at the federal level, providing customized services to help unlock investment opportunities.

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Works to promote economic growth and diversification in western Canada while improving the quality of life of western Canadians. Provides programs and services to help businesses, not-for-profits, and communities grow stronger. Advances the interests of western Canada in national economic policy, programs, and projects.

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Trade and Invest BC
Works with international enterprises to help them build strong links to the resources, skills, and businesses that make British Columbia an attractive place to work and invest. Offers assistance to export-ready firms in BC through local support and a network of trade and investment offices around the world. Creates and strengthens business contacts through industry-specific trade missions (including virtual trade missions).