To be a small business owner or entrepreneur takes courage, dedication, and a lot of hard work.
With its scenic views, mild climate, and friendly people, Vancouver is known around the world as both a popular tourist attraction and one of the best places to live. Vancouver is also one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada with 52 percent of the population speaking a first language other than English.
Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics.
The Green Economy in Vancouver (comprised of local food, green buildings, cleantech, and sustainability services) is thriving and growing faster than all the traditional sectors of the economy. In particular, Vancouver is recognized as a top 10 global cleantech city by the Global Cleantech Cluster Association. Vancouver is at the forefront of global innovation, with particular strengths in advanced-energy solutions as well as waste and wastewater treatment technologies.
Vancouver has one of the most productive tech ecosystems in the world; outstanding talent, an abundance of homegrown success stories, and leading multi-nationals. Vancouver’s strengths include business intelligence, content management, SaaS, e-commerce, security, digital video, fintech, social media and web technologies.
Vancouver is the world’s leading centre for VFX & animation. It is also world-renowned for film & TV, gaming, interactive design, and digital media, with over 1,000 DE&I companies employing over 16,000 people. The city is home to most of the world’s top studios & companies including Sony Pictures Imageworks, Industrial Light & Magic, MPC and Electronic Arts and to many home-grown stars such as Bardel Entertainment, Method and Nerdcorps.
Vancouver is a world leader in social enterprise; a broad, dynamic sector affecting social and environmental change through the power of new business models. Over 750 social enterprises operate in every sector of industry, including non-profits, co-operatives, credit unions, B-Corps and social venture business.
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