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.

Jul 12 2016

Better Together: Building On The Strengths Of Canada's Four Global Financial Centres

Canada has four main global financial centres—Montréal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver—each with its own unique strengths. A new Conference Board of Canada report suggests that the cities complement each other, allowing Canada’s financial services sector to have a depth and breadth beyond what any one financial centre would be able to provide.

Jun 23 2016

The Case for Extended Payments Settlement Hours in Canada

The primary objective of this report is to foster support for the extension of payment settlement hours in Canada. Extended payment settlement hours will create a more favourable environment for Canadian financial service companies to compete in a changing global marketplace as well as enhance Canada’s position to capture future business opportunities in Asia.

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Did you know?

  • All five of Canada’s largest banks have significant operations in BC.
  • Vancouver is among the top-10 wealth management centres in the world.
  • 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.
  • British Columbia is one of the top two designated financial centres in Canada.