Who We Are

AdvantageBC International Business Centre Vancouver is a non-profit Society, established in 1986, with a mandate to promote British Columbia as a favourable location for international business.

AdvantageBC communicates the many advantages British Columbia offers as a location for corporate investment, including an educated and multilingual workforce, an outstanding telecommunications infrastructure, clean and competitive energy, and a high quality of living.


What We Do

In addition to bringing new companies into the province, AdvantageBC:

  • Promote international business in BC by raising the profile of British Columbia as a location for investment.
  • Encourage corporations to establish new international business activity in BC.
  • Connect with government and business at all levels to communicate the competitive advantages of doing international business in and from BC
  • ADVOCATE for changes in government policies that will encourage the growth of the financial services and international business sectors in BC.


Did you know?

  • Vancouver is among the top-10 wealth management centres in the world.
  • Vancouver ranked third most livable city in the world by the EIU.
  • All five of Canada’s largest banks have significant operations in BC.
  • According to latest GFCI, Vancouver is the 5th most powerful financial centre in North America.