Welcome to Prince George
Prince George - A Knowledge-Based Resource Economy Connected to the World.
In 2010, KPMG released the results of a detailed analysis of international business location costs for 112 cities in 10 countries. Prince George ranked Number 1 for cities profiled in the Pacific US/Canada!
In addition to cost competitiveness, Prince George is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, green energy, and ideally situated geographically connecting Asia with heartland US. Prince George is on the shortest sea/land route connecting North America with Asia. Prince George's airport has the third longest runway in Canada and is ideally situated as an alternate option for Air cargo trans-pacific flights.
Prince George also is home to Canada's Green University, recently sharing an International award for campus sustainability with Harvard, further positioning Prince George to be a centre for the "Green" economy.
In Prince George YOU decide how to find perfect balance in your life! Choose Northern British Columbia’s centre of recreation and wilderness adventure, where you can enjoy year-round outdoor activities and still be within minutes of first-rate city amenities, in fact over 14 lakes are within a 30-40 minute drive, makign living on lakefront property very easy. If you prefer a more urban lifestyle, live in one of the city’s established family neighborhoods and enjoy festivals, exceptional organized sports programs, great shopping and restaurants and more. This is a city where residents plan to stay two years and end up staying twenty. Why? It’s simple…quality of life!
Cost of Living
Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for Northern British Columbia. The region’s economic growth and diversification strategies are creating outstanding opportunities for investors, employers and employees, students - everyone! Affordable housing, land prices and transportation costs - due to short and quick commutes - result in one of the lowest costs of living for a city of its size in the province. Additionally, wage rates fall above provincial averages, providing residents of Prince George with a high standard of living in one of BC’s most beautiful regions.
Prince George is home to the regional hospital and referral centre for Northern BC, most recently ground was broke for the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North. Also located in the city, the Northern Health Authority employs 6000 physicians, nurses, administrators and other health care professionals and manages the care of 300,000 people within its territories. Advances in technology, new equipment and the launch of the Northern Medical Program at UNBC for training a local supply of physicians has put Prince George on the leading edge of northern and rural health care excellence.
As a learning centre of excellence in BC, Prince George offers a variety of life-long learning options ranging from childrens’ public and private schools to trades and technical training institutes to world-class medical training programs and facilities. With a large multi-ethnic population, English language training is also widely available along with upgrading, career preparation and continuing education programs. From pre-schoolers to seniors, there’s something for everyone in Prince George!