Imagine waking up to misty green valleys, giant stands of cedar, spectacular ocean views, and rolling farmland.
Close to major population centres in Victoria, Nanaimo and the Lower Mainland, the region enjoys an inviting network of unique communities and landscapes combined with easy access to urban markets and cultural amenities. Cowichan is shaped by a vibrant, well-balanced economy, a strong labour force, a strategic location and progressive business and community organizations. Economic Development Cowichan blazes a new trail in Cowichan, with a bold entrepreneurial spirit that embraces new possibilities.
As the overall cost of living continues to rise and the housing crisis and labour shortage worsen, Cowichan’s regional living wage has climbed to $25.20 per hour for 2023. This marks an increase of 7.1 per cent from last year, when the living wage was set at $23.53...
meet our cowichan changemakers
Expand your horizons
Changemakers see the potential that others miss and they connect the dots between people and ideas. Join us in celebrating and learning about the people who are shaping the future of the Cowichan Region.
Cowichan is best for business
Make your mark
Top five reasons to locate your business to Cowichan
- Central location that is easy to access and connected by air and sea.
- Growing population that is pushing demand for new services and products.
- Diversified workforce with access to skills development programs.
- Competitive property options for industrial and commercial land.
- The warmest year-round climate in Canada.
Discover living in Cowichan
Community by design
We invite you to make it yours by discovering our unique towns and villages, learn about Indigenous communities, get to know talented artisans and explore health, wellness, and education opportunities Cowichan has to offer.