and open your own location in Burnaby, BC
Burnaby is a city in the Greater Vancouver Area (GVA), located immediately to the east of Vancouver. It is the third-largest city in British Columbia by population, surpassed only by nearby Surrey and Vancouver.
According to the 2016 Census, Statistics Canada reported that Burnaby had a population of 232,755 who resided in 92,201 of its 98,030 total dwellings, a 4.3% change from the 2011 census.] The median age is 39.8 years old, slightly younger than the British Columbia median of 41.9 years old.
BURNABY is one of seven (7) exclusive marketing areas (franchise territories) identified by TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® for the Greater Vancouver Area, with a population base of 479,858 which includes the areas of Burnaby, New Westminister, Killarney, Willington Heights, West Central Valley, North Hastings Sunrise, South Hastings Sunrise, South Grandview-Woodland and Victoria Fraserview . For franchise candidates looking for multiple territory development opportunities consider aligning this opportunity with Coquitlam.
Major technology firms such as Electronic Arts, Creo (now part of Eastman Kodak), Ballard Power Systems and Telus base their operations in Burnaby; heavy industry includes Chevron Corporation and Petro-Canada petroleum refineries on the shores of Burrard Inlet. Other companies such as Future Shop, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Pacific Blue Cross and Nokia have significant facilities in Burnaby as well. Other firms with operations based in Burnaby include Canada Wide Media, Doteasy, Teradici, AFCC, Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell, HSBC Group Systems Development Center, and TransLink. The city features high density residential areas, major commercial town centres, rapid transit, high technology research and business parks, film production studios such as The Bridge Studios, TV stations such as Global TV and comprehensive industrial estates.
The real estate industry is a key economic driver in British Columbia. In 2017 the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) recorded 35,993 homes sales generating $2.4 billion in economic spin-off activity and an estimated 17,600 jobs. The total dollar value of residential sales transacted through the MLS® system in Greater Vancouver totalled $37 billion in 2017. . Year to date residential home sales were 18,378 as at August 2018. Based on the sheer number of homes being listed and sold, the number of people moving from apartment to apartment and condo to condo there is a wealth of opportunity for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® in North Vancouver and other GVA municipalities.