Move to Hope
Hope, B.C. is conveniently located at the hub of 4 major highways:
Hope is about one hour away from the Abbotsford-Huntingdon USA Border Crossing and Abbotsford International airport, and only two hours away from the Vancouver International Airport. Hope also has a public transit service that transports residents to Aggasiz, Yale, Chawathil First Nations, and Silver Creek via stops stationed at downtown Hope and Kawkawa Lake. When travelling to Hope, the ebus picks up and drops off riders at the Hope Visitor Centre, and there are numerous Electric Vehicle Stations available in the community to recharge electric vehicles
Hope, B.C.’s biggest economic contributor is tourism. A large majority of Hope businesses are tourism and hospitality based, as well as retail, health care, and trades. A few of Hope’s biggest employers include Triton Canada, Canna Farms, Enbridge, and Emil Anderson Construction.
WorkBC Centre – Hope helps new residents find employment. Individuals can access job search resources, employment planning, skills assessment, training, work experience opportunities and more.
British Columbia’s economic growth depends on having enough skilled and qualified workers to meet labour market needs. The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a way for high-demand foreign workers and experienced entrepreneurs to gain permanent residency in B.C. Currently, Hope’s priority sectors are accommodation services, amusement and recreation industries, and professional, scientific and technical services.
Please note the Hope Business and Development Society is not currently accepting applications due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hope, B.C. has two elementary schools, one secondary school, the Two Rivers Educations Center (which offers the TREC program), and one post-secondary school. Our community is also home to the Fraser Valley Regional Library, as well as the Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning – a registered charity that aims to strengthen our connection with nature.
Health & Safety
Hope, B.C. is home to a variety of first responders. Hope Search and Rescue is one of the oldest search and rescue groups in British Columbia, responding to calls such as but not limited to, motor vehicle accidents, ground search and rescue, swift water rescue, avalanche response, road & low to steep slope rope rescue. The District of Hope is served by a volunteer Fire Department and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The Fraser Canyon Hospital provides 24/7 emergency stabilization and care, general medicine, and ambulatory care services, residential and hospice care and is greatly supported by an integrated network of community-based programs and services. One of those services being the Hope and Area Transition Society which is a non-profit organization that provides client-centered programs for individuals and families experiencing domestic violence, substance use and/or homelessness, as well as individuals that require mental health services.
Hope is also fortunate to have a Crime Prevention Society, made entirely of local volunteers patrolling the streets to help stop petty theft and street crime.
The Hope Business and Development Society is an advocate for the community’s health & safety and always strives to put residents first. In past and current emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, AdvantageHOPE ensured to distribute clear and concise messaging to residents to demonstrate efforts that were being made to keep them safe.
In addition to the Fraser Canyon Hospital, Hope B.C also houses many other health-centered organizations.