Doing Business in Western Canada
When we talk about Western Canada, we refer to the four western provinces of Canada, namely (from west to east):
British Columbia is known as “the Pacifi c province,” while Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are collectively known as “the Prairie provinces.” British Columbia and Alberta are also often jointly known as “the Mountain provinces.” Western Canada comprises almost a third of Canada’s vast landmass and around 2% of the world’s total landmass. If Western Canada were a country, it would be the eighth largest country in the world, after India and displacing Argentina.
Western Canada accounts for 32% of Canada’s GDP with economic growth outstripping the Canadian average. It has highly developed infrastructure with 9 major airports (6 of which are international), comprehensive road, rail and shipping networks and stable, affordable water and electrical utilities.
Western Canada has a highly developed service industry. Creativity and innovation are encouraged. Western Canada is at the forefront of the global knowledge economy, supported by various universities and colleges, and a robust healthcare sector.
Lawson Lundell is a leading full service, business law firm in Western Canada. We were voted #1 Regional Law Firm in British Columbia, Alberta, and the North by Canadian Lawyer magazine (2010-2014). With offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Yellowknife, our lawyers are ideally suited to assist investors who wish to establish or expand their business in Western Canada.
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