Mar 27 2017

Vancouver Climbs Global Financial Centre Index Ranking #17

Vancouver is rapidly climbing the ranks of the world’s financial centres – from 33rd on the Global Financial Centre Index in 2008 to 17th in 2017. Three Canadian cities rank among the top 20 of the 2017 Global Financial Centre Index – Toronto (#10), Montreal (#14) and Vancouver (#17).

Sep 01 2016

B.C. First Foreign Government to Issue Masala Bond

The Province of British Columbia has successfully issued an Indian Rupee denominated bond on the London Stock Exchange today, making it the first-ever foreign government to issue a bond in the Indian offshore market and strengthening increasingly important trade and investment ties with India, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced today.

Aug 18 2016

The Economist ranks Vancouver as the 3rd Most Livable City in the World

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Ranking, which scores 140 cities on five lifestyle categories, six of the top 10 livable cities in the world are in Australia and Canada. Melbourne ranked first, Vienna was second and Vancouver third, with Toronto, Calgary, Adelaide and Perth rounding up the top seven, though the scores differentiating the quality of life in the top 15 to 20 cities were marginal.

Jul 19 2016

Vancouver’s Strengths as a Global Financial Centre

A comprehensive report by the Conference Board of Canada has shown that Vancouver stands out within Canada as a centre for wealth management activity, higher than any other financial activity in the city.

Jul 14 2016

Mizuho Bank Canada and AdvantageBC - MOH Signing

Mizuho Bank Canada, AdvantageBC, The Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC) and HQ Vancouver are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

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Did you know?

  • British Columbia is one of the top two designated financial centres in Canada.
  • The IBA Program includes a personal income tax incentive for international employees.
  • You may be eligible for a refund of BC corporate tax on income from international business activities.
  • BC has a lower tax rate than Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • All five of Canada’s largest banks have significant operations in BC.