Immigration to Vancouver, British Columbia

Last updated: 2 September 2020

Considering Vancouver as your Canadian Immigration Destination?

Deciding where to live in Canada is one of the most important decisions that future Canadian immigrants make. It's important that the lifestyle suits you and your family, and that you will be able to settle in well and establish yourselves.

What is the job market like? The community? The school system? What immigrant settlement services are available? Take time to do some research on your potential destinations in Canada.

Here’s a brief description of Vancouver, British Columbia, a very popular immigration destination:

Vancouver, British Columbia

Located on the Pacific West coast, Vancouver is surrounded by water. The city is known for its natural beauty — large and plentiful trees, mountain ranges, and coastal views across the city’s skyline. Vancouver has one of the most temperate climates in the country. It is consistently voted one of the most livable cities in the world.

Vancouver is British Columbia’s largest city and the third-largest in Canada. A very multicultural city, Vancouver is home to large Chinese and South Asian communities. The economy is growing quickly, especially in the high-tech sector, financial services, film production, education, and natural resources.

By some estimates, over 200 movie and television productions are filmed in Vancouver every year. It is the third-largest film production location in North America, with film spending as high as $1 billion annually.

There are two International Finance Centres in Canada, one of which is in Vancouver (the other is in Toronto). Vancouver has branches of the TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange) and holds offices of 30 different major international banks.

Vancouver is a major destination for those who enjoy the outdoors, whether it’s biking, hiking, walking, running, skiing and snowboarding, or lounging on the beach. It is also known for its wide range of art galleries and its socialite hotspots including bars, lounges, clubs, and the like.

Vancouver’s peaceful and calm demeanor, outdoor lifestyle, and fairly warm climate, make it a nice place to live all year round. Vancouver is an important immigration destination.