Find a job, start a business, or build your career in Lake Country
Entrepreneurs, investors and skilled workers are drawn to Lake Country and the Okanagan Valley because it’s an ideal place to find a job, start a business or build a career while enjoying a high quality lifestyle. Working in Lake Country means eliminating rush hour and a long commute in favour of spectacular scenery, incredible year-round outdoor recreation, affordable homes, and a strong local community that is rich in history and culture.
And we’re poised for economic growth. Lake Country and the Okanagan Valley are quickly being recognized as places of innovation and opportunity. In Lake Country, we’ve made it simple to establish and grow a business with prime, commercially-zoned real estate and a business tax rate that is lower than the provincial average.
Lake Country by the Numbers
Lake Country is part of the fast-growing Okanagan region, population 150,000. The population in the Okanagan is anticipated to exceed 250,000 by 2030. Lake Country residents are a 5 minute drive from the Kelowna International Airport with daily service to Los Angeles, Seattle, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Toronto. A 60-minute flight connects locals to a population of 2.5 million people.
Lake Country is close to spectacular Okanagan golf courses, renowned ski resorts and award-winning BC wineries. It is also close to two major post-secondary institutions: UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College.
Supported by a diverse and entrepreneurial local economy, Lake Country is also poised for growth and presents an excellent investment opportunity for business owners, home buyers and new residents.