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 benefit from establishing their operations in B.C. by having 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

High-tech and clean-tech businesses may be eligible for funding and incentive programs. These programs help reduce the costs associated with establishing and operating in B.C.

Learn about available funding