Vancouver has been repeatedly chosen by the Economist magazine as one of the top five liveable cities in the world.
Of the 40,000 to 50,000 people who immigrate to British Columbia on a yearly basis, about 80% settle in the Greater Vancouver area
Vancouver is renowned for its innovative programs in sustainability, accessibility and inclusivity. It has one of the smallest carbon footprints of any major city in North America. The present mayor launched the greenest city initiative with a goal for Vancouver to become the greenest city by 2020.
The city is home to a variety of different industries including mining, forest, biotech, film and software industries.
In order to work in Vancouver, you must be accepted as either a skilled worker or a professional by a British Columbia based employer, be an investor, entrepreneur or self-employed, be a family member of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or an applicant recognized under the BC Provincial Nominee Program.
If you wish to come to British Columbia to immigrate permanently, or to work or study, please review the links in the top navigation bar to determine whether you can qualify.