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Business Landscape

Greater Victoria and the South Island is a beautiful lifestyle
destination with a bustling tourism industry.
But how do you grow a business here?

The secret is, we’re entrepreneurial. Our tech sector has twice the economic impact of tourism, which is the industry that put us on the map!

Talent from across North America flocks here for lifestyle, cost of living, and careers in sectors ranging from aerospace to ocean sciences. So if you love being an entrepreneur, you’ll love it here.

Our workforce is one of the most educated in North America. And because we’re home to government, a large healthcare industry and Canada’s Pacific Navy, our economy has built-in stability.

The South Island is one of Canada’s most entrepreneurial regions.

We have a thriving tech sector – most people are surprised to hear it’s nearly double the size of our tourism industry.

Our workforce is one of the most educated in North America; and because we’re home to government, a large healthcare industry and Canada’s Pacific Navy, our economy has built-in stability.

Finally, our quality of life is unbeatable – 365 days of mild weather, incredible recreation, affordable living, and just the sort of work/life balance that attracts professionals.

Don’t take our word for it…

  • Victoria was declared “cool” by VOGUE Magazine in 2016. Read Article.

    VOGUE Magazine
  • Victoria has gone from “frumpy to funky”. Read article.

    The Globe & Mail
  • Jam-packed with innovation, creativity and entrepreneurs, Victoria’s human capital has the potential to make a significant contribution to the knowledge-based 21st century economy."

     London’s Financial Times
  • Fun teaser about Prince William and Princess Kate’s visit to the area in 2016

    The Globe & Mail

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