The Canadian province of British Columbia.

British Columbia (B.C.) is the westernmost province of Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. With an estimated population of 4.8 million as of 2018, it is Canada's third-most populous province the other two being Ontario and Quebec. It's area has been calculated at 922,503 km² square kilometers as of the 2016 Canadian Census. The Premier of British Columbia is John Horgan.

  • Inception: 1871
  • *Population: 4,648,055
  • *Area: 922,503.01 km²
  • *Density: 5.0/km²
  • **Official Languages Spoken: English 71.1%, French 1.6%,
  • **Aboriginal Languages (Top 5): Carrier <0.1% , Gitxsan (Gitksan) < 0.1%, Cree, n.o.s. < 0.1%, Chilcotin < 0.1%, Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) < 0.1%
  • **Non-Official/ Immigrant Languages (Top 5): Punjabi (Panjabi) 4.7%, Cantonese 4.4%, Mandarin 4.2%, Tagalog (Pilipino, Filipino) 2.0%, German 1.5%
  • ***Employment / Unemployment Rate: 62% / 4.8%
  • Official Website: Government Of British Columbia
  • Individual Federal Income Tax Rates - 2018
    15% on the first $46,605 of taxable income, +
    20.5% on the next $46,603 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income over 46,605 up to $93,208), +
    26% on the next $51,281 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income over $93,208 up to $144,489), +
    29% on the next $61,353 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income over 144,489 up to $205,842), +
    33% of taxable income over $205,842.
  • British Columbia Individual Income Tax Rates - 2018
    5.06% on the first $39,676 of taxable income
    7.7% on the next $39,677,
    10.5% on the next $11,754
    12.29% on the next $19,523,
    14.7% on the next $39,370,
    16.8% on the amount over $150,000
  • British Columbia Sales Tax Rates - 2018
    GST/HST 5%, PST 7.5% (for more tax info visit BC Sales Taxes )
  • Cost of Living:
    Welcome to BC, Choose B.C.
    B.C. Cost of Living Calculator
    Bank Of Canada Inflation Calculator
  • Healthcare:
    British Columbia Ministry of Health
    WelcomeBC Get Health Care
    BC Provincial Health Services Authority
  • Education: K-12 (Click on the link to visit the website for more information)
  • Justice System:
    British Columbia Law, Crime & Justice
    Law Society of British Columbia
*Information is based on 2016 census data
**Language data is based on the percentage of total population
***Employment/Unemployment data is current as of August 2018

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Population Data: 2016 Census
Language Data: Statcan Mother Tongue Responses For British Columbia
Employment/Unemployment Rate Data:Statcan British Columbia Labour Force Characteristics

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Education in Canada: Key results from the 2016 Census
Does education pay? A comparison of earnings by level of education in Canada and its provinces and territories

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