Technology

B.C.’s vibrant technology is a key driver of economic prosperity and diversity. This sector creates jobs across the province in areas such as life sciences, clean tech and digital media. B.C.’s tech sector is a catalyst for economic growth, helping B.C. companies put technology to work to develop their competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

B.C.’s tech sector continues to experience steady growth and contributes significantly to the province’s economic success. With an increasing number of technology companies choosing to call B.C. their home, the sector has grown into a vibrant, diverse community.

In 2013, there were over 9,700 technology companies in B.C., supporting more than 86,000 jobs.

Sub-industries

Architectural, engineering and related services
Computer systems design and related services
Management, scientific and technical consulting services
Motion picture and video industries
Publishing industries
Telecommunications
Other Information and Culture

Sector Labour Market Partnerships Program

The Sector Labour Market Partnerships (LMP) Program helps industry and employers understand and respond to changing labour market demands. Under the program, partnership-led projects can apply for funding to address broader sector and regional labour market issues.

Technology – BC Water & Wastewater Sector Workforce Profile – December 2015
Technology – Vancouver Economic Commission Final Engagement Report – January 2016
Technology – BC Water and Waste Association Workforce Strategy – March 2017 
Technology – Vancouver Economic Commission Talent Strategy Development – March 2017 
Technology – BCTech Association 2016 TechTalentBC Report – April 2017
Technology – BCTech Association Diversity and Inclusion Report – November 2017

Additional Information

WorkBC Labour Market Outlook Profile – Technology and Science Occupations

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