Since 2002, business immigration programs
have been responsible for more than $603-million in investment in the province, as well as the creation of more than 2500 new jobs. However, it is not only the province that is benefiting from business immigration. Business immigrants extol the virtues of living in Canada’s gateway to the Pacific
Business immigrants choose to settle in BC for a number of reasons. The province and its most well-know cities, Vancouver and Victoria, consistently appear at or near the top of the rankings in studies or surveys of the best places to live in the world. In addition, the province is home to the University of British Columbia, a respected university that the children of business immigrants frequently attend.
“The economy has some influence, but in the [business] class, quality of life is a consideration that’s equally important,” said Moira Stilwell, BC’s Advanced Education and Labour Development Minister.