Why choose B.C.


Powered by water

British Columbia (B.C.) is powered by water. With over 12,000MW of annual hydroelectric generating capacity, 98% of the energy in B.C. is clean and renewable, powering high-tech and clean-tech industries with an integrated, low-carbon intensity grid to improve business resilience.

Key industries

Businesses that get established in B.C. have access to low-cost, reliable hydroelectricity straight from the source. Many of the world's most innovative companies have successfully established branches in B.C.

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Low-carbon fuel producers

Carbon capture, hydrogen, and low-carbon fuel producers have access to existing clean energy, industry talent, and an extensive infrastructure network.

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Data centers

Benefit from improved ESG performance, robust data sovereignty laws, a new subsea cable connecting to Asia, and an extensive array of high-speed, telecommunications networks.

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Life in B.C.

Located on Canada’s west coast, B.C. offers natural beauty, a high standard of living, excellent public health care, and a culturally diverse environment. Businesses also benefit from the province’s diverse, strong, and growing economy.

Learn about the benefits living in B.C.

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Funding and incentives

New-to-B.C. and existing businesses in B.C. that are looking to electrify operations may be eligible for industrial rate discounts and funding programs. These incentives help reduce the costs associated with establishing and operating in B.C.

Learn about available funding