Metro Vancouver is a global destination with compelling immigration policies that attracts a diverse workforce of highly skilled and qualified talent. The region thrives on progressive entrepreneurship, fostered by collaboration between educational institutions and industry. With world-class universities, as well as micro-credential opportunities for talent development and upskilling. Higher education institutions, incubators, and accelerators all contribute to a growing and flourishing innovation ecosystem.
Total per employee labour costs for a role in digital development operations are on average 60% of those for San Francisco
The region has one of the highest quality of life, ranking fifth globally according to the Economist Intelligent Unit. Mercer’s 2023 Cost of Living City Ranking confirms that the region has a high labour productivity and a lower cost of living for international talent than hundreds of other cities with similar quality of life ranking.
With more than a decade as being in the Top 10 in the Economist Intelligent Unit’s Livability report, Metro Vancouver is the only North American region ranked in the Top 10 for Healthy Living. This quality of life, sought by professionals and entrepreneurs worldwide, helps businesses retain top talent and offers a true balance between personal and professional interests — a hallmark of the region.