B.C.’s technology sector is a fast growing part of the province’s economy. Along with the growth in the number of jobs, average wages in this sector are approximately 75% higher than the B.C. industrial average. Business activities in the technology sector are wide in scope. They include interactive and digital media, information and communications, engineering services, clean technology and life sciences, among many others.

The impact of the technology sector is reshaping all aspects of B.C.’s economy. From intelligent resource extraction to financial services innovations to regenerative medicine and personalized healthcare, technology advancements are redefining business models and processes for organizations across the province.


Architectural, engineering and related services
Broadcasting, data processing, and information
Computer systems design and related services
Management, scientific and technical consulting services
Motion picture and sound recording industries
Publishing industries

Sector Labour Market Partnerships Program

The Sector Labour Market Partnerships (SLMP) 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.

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

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