Who We Are

AdvantageBC International Business Centre Vancouver is a non-profit Society, established in 1986, with a mandate to promote British Columbia as a favourable location for international business.

AdvantageBC communicates the tax incentive program as well as the many advantages British Columbia offers as a location for corporate investment, including an educated and multilingual workforce, an outstanding telecommunications infrastructure, clean and competitive energy, and a high quality of living.

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What We Do

In addition to bringing new companies into the province, AdvantageBC:

  • Promotes international business in BC by raising the profile of British Columbia as a location for investment. Increased membership benefits all members and strengthens the economy of British Columbia as a whole.
  • Encourages corporations to take advantage of the tax incentive available under the International Business Activity (IBA) program, offering registered companies a refund of up to 100% on BC corporate taxes (75% for patent activities).
  • Connects with government and business at all levels to communicate the competitive advantages of doing international business in and from BC.

Our Mission

The AdvantageBC International Business Centre · Vancouver (formerly the International Financial Centre British Columbia IFC BC) promotes British Columbia as a location for investment and encourages corporations to take advantage of the favourable tax treatment available under the International Business Activity Act (IBAA).

Our Network

Most core members of AdvantageBC are registrants in the IBA Program. Associate members represent the infrastructure of the business community. AdvantageBC acts as an information source for members inquiring about the International Business Activity (IBA) program and offers its members a forum for meeting other members and communicating about international business through hosted events.

Did you know?

  • The IBA Program includes a personal income tax incentive for international employees.
  • Vancouver is among the top-10 wealth management centres in the world.
  • All five of Canada’s largest banks have significant operations in BC.
  • BC has a lower tax rate than Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • You may be eligible for a refund of BC corporate tax on income from international business activities.