Consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the world, Vancouver is celebrated for its striking natural beauty – temperate rainforest, sandy beaches flowing into the Pacific Ocean, mild year-round climate, and over 200 parks. The city’s inspiring setting is a powerful draw for international businesses, startups and entrepreneurs who gravitate to its laidback, outdoor-focused lifestyle, contributing to a robust and resilient economic climate and an international reputation as an innovative, smart city.
Vancouver offers a business climate that’s innovative, progressive, green and approachable.
Smart city appeal
With a thriving economy, talented workers and enviable location, Vancouver is a smart city that holds infinite appeal for businesses and workers. A hallmark of its diverse economy is steady growth in clean technology and a rapidly expanding creative sector — especially in digital entertainment & interactive – along with a pioneering green economy and successful traditional sectors such as tourism, forestry, mining, transportation and logistics.
Compared to other cities in North America, Vancouver offers exceptionally low corporate tax and hydro rates, as well as dedicated tax incentives from various levels of government. Vancouver’s location is another major asset, with a timezone offering same business-day access to global hubs like Los Angeles, New York and London. Vancouver is also readily connected to the Asia-Pacific region and its international business centres, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo.