British Columbia or B.C. is the westernmost province of Canada located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky mountains. Its capital is Victoria, named after the British Queen who created the original European colonies.
B.C.’s educational system is considered one of the most respected in the world. In fact, the province welcomes over 130,000 international students every year, making it a top study destination for parents and students from around the world. B.C. is also home to a world-acclaimed transfer system, allowing students to move easily from one qualification level to the next and from one post-secondary institution to another. This gives them the flexibility to choose the study path that best suits their educational goals.
Check out the British Columbia 2025 Labour Market Outlook document that shows which industries are hiring, and the volume in which they will be hiring. For top 100 in demand jobs over the next 7 years, go to pages 24 and 25. The High Demand Occupations List is helpful because it provides details about an occupation: job requirements, earnings and outlooks, etc.
People & Places
B.C. also has a vibrant economy and a diverse young population. Communities are culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse, with immigrants making up approximately 27 per cent of the local population.
Given the astounding variety of its local landscape, British Columbia allows the opportunity for one to explore its mountainous terrains, and its many coasts, lakes, rivers and forests. Amongst the main activities you can enjoy here are hiking, camping, rock climbing and mountaineering, hunting and fishing as well as kayaking, rafting and skiing.
Capital city: Victoria
Motto: Splendor sine occasu
“Splendour without Diminishment”