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The B.C. advantage for growing business

BC Hydro
Low cost

Low cost

Our competitive, regulated rates are among the lowest in North America.



Reliable power when you
need it.



Abundant energy to grow and expand your business.

98% of the electricity we generated in B.C. last year came from clean or renewable sources.


Low GHG electricity generation – 98% clean and renewable.

Why B.C.?

British Columbia, Canada has one of North America's most competitive, flexible and supportive business climates. Our vast resources, stable and well-regulated financial system and fiscally responsible government attract investment from around the world. When you invest in B.C., you have a unique opportunity to meet your environmental sustainability goals with access to clean, abundant, reliable and low-cost energy.


Stable government

Businesses that invest in B.C. can expect to work with a stable and welcoming government that has streamlined regulations and developed a competitive tax environment. When combined with a dependable legal system, British Columbia is a great place to do business.

Competitive tax climate

Take advantage of competitive tax rates and pay a combined provincial and federal general corporate income tax rate of 27% – among the lowest in the G7.

Easy global access

Our strategic location on Canada's Pacific coast and efficient transportation and communications systems provide fast, easy and reliable access to markets in Asia and across North America.

Strong fiscal management

British Columbia is an economic leader in Canada due to strong fiscal management, its triple-A credit rating and diversified economy.


Our well-educated, skilled, multi-lingual and flexible workforce of more than 2.4 million is one of British Columbia's greatest resources – and they're ready to contribute to your success.

Quality of life

When it comes to safety, healthcare, educational resources, infrastructure and the environment, British Columbia residents enjoy an excellent quality of life.

  • Location, location, location

    We know that time to market is critical. That's why we've identified sites that are ideal locations for getting connected, taking the guesswork out of where to establish your operations. If you want to:

    • Save time

    • Reduce costs

    • Understand your options

    We have a team that's ready to talk about your business needs.