British Columbia actively encourages investment including investment by non-Canadians and places few restrictions on foreign investors. Currently, there are nearly 1000 international companies operating in British Columbia. The links below will provide you with information on investing in BC.
Investing in B.C.’s Forestry Industry
- Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd. – Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) is the B.C. Government’s market development agency for forest products. FII works to enhance the value of B.C.’s forest resource and strengthen rural economies and employment by delivering programming that responds to the questions: “Why use wood?” and “Why buy wood from BC?”
- Investing in Our Forests – An overview of B.C.’s forests and investment opportunities.
- Ministry of Environment – Locate needed information on government programs, services, policies and forms.
- Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – Locate needed information on government programs, services, research and policies on Canada’s natural resources.
- Naturally Wood – naturally:wood is a comprehensive information resource that brings together the latest, most reliable data about wood performance, green building and life cycle assessment, as well as British Columbia’s wide variety of forest products, manufacturers, sustainable forest practices, certification of forests, wood products and more.
- Buyer's Guide to British Columbia Wood Products – A one-stop source of information about British Columbia's wood industry - with information on everything from the diversity of the province's forests and their sustainable management to the sophisticated grading system that guarantees uniform standards for all Canadian wood products.
Investing in B.C. in General
- Canada: Trade Negotiations and Agreements – Locate needed information on government programs or services, Canada's foreign and trade policies, and involvement in international organizations.
- Canada’s Pacific Gateway – British Columbia’s modern transportation network of seaports, railways, highways, and airports efficiently moves goods to market and people to destinations. A unique alliance of government and the private sector ensures seamless and reliable movement of containers, bulk and breakbulk, and air cargo.
- Guide to Doing Business in British Columbia – This Guide to Doing Business in British Columbia is aimed at non-Canadian companies and entrepreneurs looking for general information about laws, regulations and taxes that apply to starting and operating a business in the Province of British Columbia, Canada.
- InvestBC – British Columbia is one of North America’s most competitive and dynamic places to do business. Strategically located at the commercial crossroads between the Asia-Pacific region and North America, British Columbia is Canada's Pacific Rim province. Companies in British Columbia benefit from low taxes, competitive operating costs, stable labour conditions and an exceptional multicultural work force that is well educated, highly skilled and productive.
- New West Partnership – Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan have launched the New West Partnership, creating an economic powerhouse of nine million people with a combined GDP of about $500 billion. This ambitious agreement creates Canada's largest interprovincial barrier-free trade and investment market.
- Pacific Carbon Trust – A Crown corporation of the Government of BC, created to deliver quality made-in-BC greenhouse gas offsets to help clients reduce their carbon footprint and drive the growth of BC's low-carbon economy.
- Western Climate Initiative – The WCI is a collaboration of independent jurisdictions working together to identify, evaluate, and implement emissions trading policies to tackle climate change at a regional level.
- Buy British Columbia – B.C. manufacturers and service providers are innovative, competitive and responsive to the market.