Competitive Advantages

The City of North Vancouver offers some compelling competitive advantages for both large and small businesses. If you are considering a business opportunity in the City, we encourage you to get to know us better.

Demographic Appeal
The City is among the most desired residential locations in British Columbia, particularly for younger working adults who provide the market for multi-family residential development. For more information, view our Community Profile.

A 10 minute seabus ride from downtown Vancouver, the City is recognized as a vital commercial centre and popular urban destination with one of the most beautiful and natural environments in Canada.

Skilled Labour
The City's labour force is driven by international immigration and a talented, hard-working, highly educated population.

We are a key transportation hub that effectively transports goods and connects people on a regional, provincial, national and global scale.

Balanced Taxation
The City has one of the most competitive tax rates for the business and light industrial classes as well as a Long Term Property Tax Strategy that supports business growth and long-term economic sustainability.

Quality of Life
The City offers a high quality of life for those who live and work in our community by providing numerous cultural, educational, recreational and entertainment opportunities.


  • One of the most pedestrian and cyclist friendly communities in Metro Vancouver with numerous pathways, trails and multi-use greenways, such as the North Shore Spirit Trail and the Green Necklace.
  • Close proximity to parks, trails, natural areas and the stunning North Shore mountains mean countless recreational opportunities.
  • Strong post-secondary education system helps to provide a highly skilled labour force for employers to draw upon.
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