Mar 29 2016

Canada Ranks 2nd Among 10 countries for Cost Competitiveness: KPMG Report

Accounting giant KPMG says Canada has proven to be second most competitive market in a comparison test of 10 leading industrial countries. In its report, KPMG says Canada lags only behind Mexico when it comes to how little businesses have to pay for labour, facilities, transportation and taxes.

Jan 22 2016

B.C. enters world’s third-largest capital market with Panda bond issue

The Province of British Columbia, Canada, issued its first Panda bond in China’s domestic bond market Jan. 21, 2016, officially accessing one of the world’s largest capital markets and strengthening relations with a key partner in the Asia-Pacific region.

Dec 11 2015

B.C. to lead growth in Canada over next two years: Conference Board

Get set for British Columbia to lead the country in economic growth in 2016 and 2017, according to the Conference Board of Canada latest quarterly Provincial Outlook, released December 7.

Dec 10 2015

BC Gov News: B.C. opens new doors in Asia for more jobs, economic growth

British Columbia is moving to strengthen and diversify trade in Asian markets in order to grow the economy. Through a new Asia trade strategy, the Province will be opening trade and investment representative offices in Southeast Asia, developing a new strategy for India and expanding its activities in mid-size Chinese cities.

Dec 03 2015

New Panda Bond Program Marks Significant Milestone with China - BC First Government to be Approved

The Province of British Columbia has received approval from the Peoples’ Bank of China to become the first sovereign government to establish a Panda bond program in China s onshore Renminbi (RMB) market, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced today.

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Did you know?

  • BC has a lower tax rate than Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • British Columbia is one of the top two designated financial centres in Canada.
  • Vancouver is among the top-10 wealth management centres in the world.
  • 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.