Technology in British Columbia

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. With over 9500 tech companies, BC is Canada's #1 startup ecosystem and #15 globally. As the fastest growing sector in BC, there is no lack of opportunities in technology. We need top-quality talent to continue driving our tech ecosystem forward, and we want you to be part of this success story with us!

Why BC ?

  • British Columbia is the #1 startup ecosystem in Canada and top 15 globally. With over 9500 tech companies, and paying 75% higher than BC average, technology is the fastest growing sector in BC - and will continue booming in the years to come.
  • BC is well represented in all 5 key tech sectors: ICT, CleanTech, IT & Engineering Services, LifeSciences, and Interactive & Digital Media. From innovative startups just getting off the ground, to well-established global Fortune 500 companies, BC has a little bit of everything when it comes to technology.
  • Tech professionals are highly in demand. Tech jobs are forecasted to grow from 149,000 in 2015 to 196,000 in 2021, creating an opportunity of 47,000 new jobs. Up to 30,500 of these could go unfilled if we do not tap into new, key sources of talent. From developers and programmers to systems engineers, senior executives, and sales & marketing, we absolutely need qualified talent in BC.

Why Vancouver?

  • Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with a stunning setting between the North Shore Mountains and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, and the mildest climate in Canada.
  • Vancouver is one of the best cities to live in the world, and is ranked one of the most liveable, most walkable, and most diverse cities in the world. You can ski, golf, bike, sail and kayak in Vancouver – all on the same day.
  • Vancouver is the epicentre of BC's tech industry boom, representing Canada's fastest growing and fastest job-creating economy. It's home to 3 of 5 Canadian unicorns.
  • Vancouver is multicultural, diverse, and green. 40% of Vancouver’s total population is made up of immigrants. Vancouver has the largest LGBTQ+ community in Western Canada, and is on track to become the greenest city in the world by 2020.

Find Tech Jobs

  • BC Tech Jobs. Create a profile and browse through current job opportunities at BC's largest tech job board.
  • Indeed.  Save keyword searches to receive notifications on new job opportunities.
  • Tech Talent Meetup. Stay tuned on upcoming tech hiring events to connect with companies face-to-face.
  • Browse through other technology groups and join the ones that are relevant to you.
  • Tech Industry Events. Attend programs and events to get immersed in the local tech community.