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Travel | 18 May 2021

Canada's third-most populated province, British Columbia - where Vancouver is located - is known as one of the country's most beautiful provinces with lush rainforests, clear lakes, clean coastal waters and impressive mountains.

Besides being heaven for nature lovers, British Columbia also stands out with better wages, a high standard of living, excellent healthcare, cultural diversity and low crime rates.

The minimum hourly wage in BC is C$14.60 (HK$93), ranking third among the country's provinces and against C$14.25 in Ontario and C$13.50 in Quebec.

BC is also the most diverse province in Canada, with almost 30 percent of British Columbians having immigrated there from another country.

Apart from Vancouver - among top destinations for Hongkongers - there are plenty of other places in BC suitable for people from all walks of life.

For example, Kelowna on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake is a perfect destination for newcomers as it has a dynamic employment market with many jobs available from its rapidly growing tech sector and a stable service sector supported by its many tourists.

For those with kids, Saanich on Vancouver Island and Kamloops may be good options as they have fine schools as well as great career prospects.

Meanwhile, retirees could consider Whistler, Surrey and Nelson. Nelson in particular has affordable real estate thanks to its low property taxes, and the small town is surrounded by abundant resources and breathtaking scenery.

Beautiful British Columbia awaits your arrival!

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