Economic Development

With a vibrant urban economy and a central location, Burnaby is the place to conduct business in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.

Burnaby’s strong and diversified industry clusters include information technology, wireless, biotechnology, life science, film, new media, education, environmental technology/services, professional services, and light industry.

Surrounded by some of the most beautiful parks and naturals settings in Canada, Burnaby is a great place to live, learn, work, invest and play.

City Hall

Economic Plans and Strategies
View the City of Burnaby’s award-winning Economic Development Strategy and its complementing Social Sustainability Strategy, as well as information about its forthcoming Environmental Sustainability Strategy.

Central Boulevard Night

Doing Business in Burnaby
Find useful information on licences and permits, where to do business, working with the City, commercial and industrial space, and more.

SFU Courtyard

Education & Training
Learn about education and sector-specific training opportunities in Burnaby, home to Canada’s recently ranked #1 comprehensive university, and one of the country’s leading technical institutions.

Bob Prittie Library

Labour Force & Demographics
Burnaby is the 3rd largest city in British Columbia representing only 3% of the land area in Metro Vancouver, but nearly 10% of the population.

Skytrain Platform

Location & Access
Located in the geographical centre of Metro Vancouver, Burnaby has excellent highway and transit infrastructure, and easy access to Vancouver International Airport (YVR), numerous ports, the U.S border, and downtown Vancouver.

Metrotown Kingsway

Key Sectors
Burnaby’s diverse economy is driven by sectors including technology, biotech, life sciences, film & television, alternative energy, and more.


Burnaby offers an outstanding quality of life, with a strong economy, excellent schools and post-secondary institutions, transit, easy access to all amenities, numerous parks and green spaces, and a beautiful natural setting.

Contact the Burnaby Board of Trade

BBOTlogo_tagline_GIn our role as the economic development agency for the City of Burnaby, the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) works to attract and retain new business and create a favourable business environment to stimulate economic growth in the community.

If you are thinking about moving your business to Burnaby, or if you are already located in Burnaby and need assistance, please call us at 604.412.0100, email, or visit


*Photos used with the permission of the City of Burnaby.