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Invest Vancouver / The Metro Vancouver Advantage

​​​​​​​​​Breathtaking natural beauty, globally connected

Situated on the west coast of North America, Metro Vancouver is the economic centre of the province of British Columbia, Canada. At the intersection of commerce with the Asia-Pacific and North America, our region offers a competitive, globally connected business-friendly environment, exceptional quality of life, and a highly skilled and diverse workforce. Discover your Metro Vancouver advantage and why this is the place to be.

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Unmatched livability & natural beauty.

From our picturesque North Shore mountains to the Pacific Ocean beaches, there’s natural wonder everywhere you look--it’s no wonder we’re consistently rated highest among other North American centres.

Strength rooted in diversity.

Approximately half of our region’s residents were born outside of Canada and speak a language other than English.

Proud Indigenous Communities

10 distinct First Nations in the Metro Vancouver region offering an interconnected view of economic, cultural, and social values.

A future-ready workforce.

With seven public universities and institutions and a network of colleges and specialized training programs, we’re developing the talent to address the changing needs of tomorrow.

Dedication to the environment & green innovation

The Metro Vancouver region is committed to being carbon neutral by 2050 - this is part of our business culture.

Globally Connected​​

Examples of cities with direct flights to Vancouver


Invest Vancouver acknowledges that the Metro Vancouver region’s residents live, work, and learn on the shared territories of many Indigenous peoples, including 10 local First Nations: q́ićəý̓(Katzie), q́ʷɑ:ńƛ̓əń (Kwantlen), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), máthxwi (Matsqui), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), se’mya’me (Semiahmoo), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), scəẃaθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen) and sə́lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).

Invest Vancouver respects the diverse and distinct histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, which collectively enrich our lives and the region.

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