British Columbia has so much to offer on so many levels. From breathtaking vistas filled with forests and beautiful ocean views to exciting urban life and culture. We can’t say enough about British Columbia! So many come to enjoy the great outdoors, including Hiking; Skiing; Boating; River Rafting; Surfing; Biking; Golfing and more.
- Population: 4.841 million (2017)
- Area: 944,700 km²
- Capital: Victoria; Tourism Victoria
- Colleges and universities: University of British Columbia · University of Victoria · Royal Roads University · Simon Fraser University · University of Northern British Columbia · Vancouver Island University · University of the Fraser Valley · Thompson Rivers University · Trinity Western University · Quest University
Many foreign students come to Vancouver and Victoria, in particular, to study because of the great reputation of the schools.
The University of British Columbia is quite an impressive campus. It is surrounded by ocean on 3 sides and is over 400 hectares in size, making it Canada’s largest university. The University of Victoria is 403 acres and Royal Roads University is 260 hectares of gorgeous grounds surrounding Hatley Castle. These are all world-class institutions and are worth the look if you are interested in studying in Canada. The British Columbia Institute of Technology in downtown Vancouver and other urban areas, is another very popular destination, turning out well-educated grads to join the provinces thriving Tech Industry. Vancouver, in particular, has an exciting Tech Industry growing and we are here to help anyone applying to the BC PNP Tech Pilot. We also help employers trying to get skilled labour workers to fulfill their needs. LMIA’s are a major step in many application processes if you want to work in BC and we can advise you and your potential employer in this area.
Another huge industry in British Columbia is the Service Industry. This is a stunningly beautiful province and visitors come here from all over the world, all year round to take in the forests, lakes, rivers, ocean, entertainment, and culture. Since the weather is milder here than other parts of Canada, the growing season is longer and allows farming to be a productive industry that hires thousands of workers each year. BC’s huge coastline and many lakes in the interior make fishing an industry that many are employed in, albeit often seasonally.
Vancouver is a port city. You will often see huge ships loaded with cargo coming and going from its shores, providing many jobs and a gateway for all of Canada to trade internationally. There is also an impressive ferry system, linking the beautiful islands off the coast.
Contact us at 001 604-362-1969 for a free assessment from Migrating Bird Immigration Services Inc. or visit 325-2030 Marine Drive North Vancouver, BC Canada. We know all about British Columbia and its many immigration and temporary resident programs.