Delta provides numerous recreational and work opportunities — while being conveniently close to Vancouver.
"There is a wide range of employment opportunities'
The City of Delta is made unique by the sum of its parts. It’s a city comprising Ladner, Tsawwassen and North Delta, three distinct communities that create a vibrant combination of places to work and raise a family.
“There is something for everybody,” says Sean McGill, Delta’s director of corporate services.
“You have all your essentials and close access to anything you want. There is a wide range of employment opportunities.”
The estimated household average income in Delta is 30-per-cent higher than the Canadian average. A variety of housing options and employment opportunities allow people the choice of living and working in Delta, or commuting to Vancouver.
“Initially some people move here because it is relatively more affordable and then they realize it is a great place to live, raise a family and provides a unique sense of community,” says McGill.
The city of 102,000 offers a hospital, an airport, libraries, schools, sports and recreational facilities. A network of biking and walking trails promote access to the outstanding natural environment around the Fraser River, Boundary Bay and Strait of Georgia.
The community is kept safe by a highly trained independent police and fire services and Delta has one of the lower crime rates in Canada.
Delta is very business friendly with streamlined municipal approval processes and low development cost charges. There is quick access to major marine shipping terminals as well as to the U.S. border.
Delta’s commitment to attracting business was recognized in 2016 when the city received the Small Business Roundtable’s Open for Business Award. A variety of economic incentive and tax revitalization programs have been developed to encourage development in key business areas.
Delta’s proximity to Vancouver makes it easy to attend entertainment and sports events.
“It’s close enough to the big city to commute but far enough away that we retain a great sense of community and quality of life,” says McGill.