Hello and a warm welcome to our expat community in Vancouver! As a platform created for expatriates all over the world, InterNations is here to help you to get to grips with the many challenges of moving to a new city or country. Numerous expats in Vancouver have made use of the resources available on this platform while in the process of relocating to Vancouver, adapting to your new neighborhood or both. Join InterNations today to get access to our guide articles and our forums, where you'll find the answers to a wide range of questions, such as which districts offer the best and most affordable housing, using public transit, and the best catchment areas for Vancouver schools. These and other questions will be answered by experienced members who live or have lived in Vancouver, making our community your window to the city's international community. Our goal is to help you to connect with fellow expats and also to develop a greater appreciation for the Vancouver way of life. A clean, friendly and multicultural city, Vancouver can offer a wide range of experiences, from the Christmas markets to the Southland County Fair. Once you've settled in to life in Vancouver, don't hesitate to add to our knowledge store by sharing your own tips and experiences.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Singapore or Brussels.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Vancouver expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Vancouver expat forums.
One of the cleanest, friendliest, and most populous cities in Canada, Vancouver regularly features among studies of "the best cities in the world", not least thanks to a diverse culture and stunning natural landscapes. Expats are drawn by a huge variety of business and employment opportunities, including Canada's largest port and a variety of major biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and information systems concerns. Major companies based in Vancouver include Electronic Arts, QLT Inc., MDA, and Ballard Power Systems, while a thriving tourist trade also offers plenty of job opportunities. The overall picture of Vancouver is one of bustling trade, a high standard of living, widespread multiculturalism, and a strong sense of civic pride, making this city a delight to settle in.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Khobar (Eastern Prov.) or Dubai, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
At InterNations we're proud of our unique community of members, all of whom honor our guiding principles of respect, trust, and a friendly and open demeanor, allowing you to interact with our members both online and offline in a safe and secure environment. Don't hesitate to pose any questions you might have about living in Vancouver. Whether it's practical concerns about West versus East Side living and commuting into downtown Vancouver or questions about the best place to go out to eat. Once you've arrived, you can pursue your special hobbies and interests such as nature spotting, sailing or hiking in the mountains with our InterNations Groups. If you can't find your hobby, you can start your own group! We also offer larger networking events for our InterNations Community, where you can meet fellow members in a lively and informal atmosphere, with delicious food and drinks to cater to all tastes.