Visit WelcomeBC to Discover Why Immigrants Choose British Columbia, Canada


If you’re thinking about immigrating, discover what makes British Columbia (B.C.) a great place to live, work and study. Our clean environment and healthy lifestyle are ideal for raising a family. Our schools and universities are known around the world. Our strong, growing economy creates diverse opportunities for individuals and businesses.

Go to the new WelcomeBC website to discover why people from around the world choose our welcoming and beautiful province.

Why choose B.C.? – Learn about our economy and how newcomers fit in.
  • Find out what makes B.C. an attractive place to settle and build a life, from our high standard of living and excellent health care to our rich and diverse communities.
  • Learn about immigration trends and newcomer groups.
  • View profiles of B.C. communities, including population trends, income levels and labour force information.
  • Learn about wages and career prospects in B.C.’s labour market.
  • Learn about Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the B.C. Human Rights Code.
Explore B.C. – The province of B.C. is very diverse, with regions ranging from west coast rainforest to interior deserts and mountains. Each region has a unique geography, climate and cultural background. Learn about B.C.’s regions and their peoples, history and government.

Success Stories – From around the world, people have chosen to settle in B.C. Learn how WelcomeBC, the B.C. Newcomers’ Guide and government programs helped them adapt to their new home.
WelcomeBC offers useful information for anyone who is thinking about immigrating to B.C. Check it out with your family, your advisors and your friends. Find out why B.C. is a great place to live, work and study.
Go to WelcomeBC’s information page on Why Choose B.C.? to start planning your future.