AdvantageBC provides international business and finance information to showcase BC’s competitive advantages.

This includes competitive tax rates and other incentives such as the International Business Activity (IBA) program.

shutterstock_105421997Our role as a facilitator and advocate for the international business and financial community in BC is to ensure that businesses have the information they need to conduct business on a global scale.

As Canada’s second largest financial centre, Vancouver’s international strengths have grown significantly in recent years in both volume and diversity of services.

AdvantageBC aims to provide relevant and timely information through reports, financial news and links to industry resources. As a non-profit organization, we aim to shape policy issues and connect with government and business to communicate BC’s competitive advantages internationally.

Download AdvantageBC submissions and industry reports.

Read our membership list for business and financial sector experts.

Learn more about Canada’s role as an offshore RMB settlement hub.


Did you know?

  • 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.
  • British Columbia is one of the top two designated financial centres in Canada.
  • All five of Canada’s largest banks have significant operations in BC.
  • BC has a lower tax rate than Hong Kong and Singapore.