A Tech Hub in the heart of Canada's Digital Supercluster

and a founding member of Global EPIC's Soft-Landing Program

The Global EPIC Soft-Landing Program offers companies and entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to 'soft land' for a trial period in the market of one of Global EPIC ecosystems, including Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. It provides a low-risk entry trial to companies and entrepreneurs entering a new international market, accessing the resources they need to more readily tap into commercial opportunities.

Surrey's Strategic Global Location

We are Canada's Asia-Pacific gateway and centrally located between British Columbia's two largest economic regions. This places us:

  • Less than an hour from 3 international airports
  • Efficient highway access across Canada and the United States
  • Locally and regionally connected by SkyTrain, express transit service, and planned Light Rail Transit

Plus, our fibre optic highway not only connects 90% of Surrey businesses and residents, but also provides breakneck internet speeds down the Cascadian Innovation Corridor to California.

Regional Talent Hub

We have a young, diverse, and growing population of over 550,000. 25% of us are 19 years of age or less and we speak over 100 languages.

This investment, along with our strong industry and academic partnerships, has created a hub of innovation that has attracted financial institutions, professional services, tech companies, academia, and government organizations.

SFU Girl with Tech Glove
Innovation is in our DNA

We have invested $300 million in our innovation ecosystem over the last 5 years and we're just getting started.

This investment, along with our strong industry and academic partnerships, has created a growing health and technology district that is attracting large and small tech companies alike.

Supporting Your Success

Not only do we have the 2nd lowest municipal tax for business in Metro Vancouver, you'll also find access to a wealth of support services, including:

  • Business and growth advisory services
  • Grants, loans, & tax credits that can help with start-up costs, research & development, and employment

It's no wonder that over 2,000 new businesses choose to call Surrey home each year.

Fresh Air, Exciting Events, Good Eats - We've Got It

Set in one of British Columbia's fastest growing urban centres, you can find:

  • Award-winning, world-class recreation facilities, including pools, gyms, and ice rinks
  • Over 250 parks, with over 100km of nature trails collectively
  • Concerts, festivals, and events, such as Surrey Fusion Festival, Cloverdale Rodeo, and Surrey Children's Festival

Your inner foodie will also celebrate, as Surrey's diverse ethnic origins has produced a wide selection of authentic and delicious cuisine genres to choose from.

Fusion Festival 2017 Surrey

Join our Innovation Ecosystem

Make your move to Surrey, British Columbia, Canada and join the hundreds of tech companies call the region home, including Microsoft, Vision Critical, Safe Software, Frozen Mountain, and Absolute.

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