Go North Canada

Go North Canada is a partnership of tech-focused organizations across the country that believe Canada is the best place in the world to build and run a tech company, and the BC Tech Association is Go North Canada's partner in British Columbia. We want to make sure Canadians everywhere are aware of the booming tech scene in BC and the thousands of opportunities available for tech professionals - and we want to make it easy for Canadians everywhere to come back home to join our tech success story.

Why BC ?

  • British Columbia is ranked #1 in Canada for startup ecosystems and in the top 15 globally. Long considered a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts and tech professionals alike, BC offers some of the most dynamic live, work, and play environments in the world.
  • Technology is BC's fastest growing sector. There are currently over 9500 tech companies in BC, employing 92,700 professionals, with wages 75% higher than BC average. Technology brings to the province $15 million in GDP, $26 billion in revenue, $5 billion in exports, and $500+ million in capital investment.
  • Tech professionals are highly in demand. From developers and programmers to systems engineers, senior executives, sales and marketing. By 2021, up to 30,000 tech-related jobs are forecasted to be unmet by the expected supply.
  • BC is well represented in all 5 key tech sectors: ICT, CleanTech, IT & Engineering Services, LifeSciences, and Interactive & Digital Media.
  • Vancouver is one of the best cities in the world. Ranked as one of the most liveable, most walkable, and most diverse cities in the world, and representing Canada's fastest growing and job-creating economy, Vancouver is the epicentre of BC's tech industry boom. 

Tech Jobs in BC

  • Do you know what the 5 most in-demand tech jobs in BC are? Learn more about BC tech industry's current and forecasted demand through the 2016 TechTalentBC Report.
  • Ready to land your dream job in BC? Browse through current opportunities and find the right role for you at BCTechJobs.ca.
  • There is no better way to find the perfect place for you than connecting with companies in real life. Join Tech Talent Meetup to stay tuned on Hiring and ProDev events where you can meet BC companies face-to-face.
  • Make sure to attend as many Tech Industry Events as you can to grow your network among other tech professionals and to be part of the local tech community.

Resources

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