Mar 18 2015

Vancouver tops quality of living ranking for North America in 2015

Vancouver is the best place to live in North America and No. 5 in the world, according to Mercer’s latest Quality of Living Rankings.

Mar 13 2015

Renminbi Presentation to the House of Commons Finance Committee - Colin Hansen

Colin Hansen, President & CEO of AdvantageBC, was invited to present our organizations research on a Canadian renminbi trading hub to the House of Commons Finance Committee in Ottawa on February 26, 2015. Professor John Curtis, Brian Osmar from the Royal Bank of Canada, Nianbei Sun from China Construction Bank and Mark Boleat, Chairman, City of London Corporation also presented.

Feb 23 2015

Canada's Renminbi Currency Trading Hub Set to Launch, Ceremony Scheduled for March 23, 2015

With Canada’s own Chinese currency trading hub scheduled for launch next month, Canadian companies should get ready to take advantage while they can,
William Zhu, who works for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, explains. Article re-posted via CTV news.

Feb 13 2015

HQ Vancouver - Strengthening Asian Investment in British Columbia

AdvantageBC is a supporting partner of The Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC), the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia’s head office initiative, HQ Vancouver. With a focused approach, this initiative will leverage Canada’s and British Columbia’s strategic location, high-quality infrastructure, sound government, and diverse and well-educated population to attract expanding medium-to-large sized Asian corporations to establish their North American head offices in the province.

Feb 03 2015

AdvantageBC International Business Centre Vancouver Launches New Website

AdvantageBC today announced it has launched its new website – – aimed to provide businesses engaged in international business to and from British Columbia with the right information tools to make competitive business decisions. The website has evolved from a primary focus on BC’s tax incentive, available through the International Business Activity (IBA) program, to a wider knowledge portal that explains BC’s many competitive advantages. The new website platform will allow AdvantageBC to share international business news on a real-time basis, and provide members with important business and financial updates.

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Did you know?

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