Wall Centre

Non-Local Services

Information for prospective clients from outside British Columbia:

British Columbia is the third largest province in Canada, by population. The drivers of the provincial economies include the metropolitan areas of Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna and Prince George, and a significant natural resource sector, dominated by tourism, forestry and mining. For further information visit the BC Stats website.

Local government entails regional districts, municipal districts, cities, towns and villages. CivicNet BC provides additional information on each of BC's Municipalities.

Provincial and municipal laws uniquely regulate real property in British Columbia. Lands with an agricultural use history, multiple family residential rental properties and transfers of real property are examples of properties that are subject to special regulations. Provincial regulations require the preparation and submission of site profiles on properties with certain commercial and industrial use histories. Investigation and consideration of land use controls form an integral part of our appraisal and consulting services

Information for prospective clients from outside Canada:

Canada is a constitutional monarchy, with a division of powers between the federal and provincial governments. The country has ten provinces, with three semiautonomous territories in the arctic.

The Government of Canada website can provide more information on each of the provinces and territories.

For maps of the provinces and territories with boundaries for census divisions visit the reference map section of the Statistics Canada website, and for census data visit the Statistics Canada website.

Canada has a Goods and Services Tax that applies to some real property.

A central agency of the federal government, Canada Customs & Revenue Agency handles federal taxation matters.

The provinces also maintain taxation policies for corporate and personal taxation. Municipalities levy property taxes pursuant to provincial and territorial regulation. For more information, the Government of Canada website has links to the provinces and territories.  The Canadian Property Tax Association has additional taxation iformation.