Member Benefits

Membership has its benefits

The BC tech ecosystem is one of the fastest growing in the world. As the association that represents this incredible community of companies, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, and visionaries, BC Tech is dedicated to providing opportunities for collaboration, learning, and growth. When you join BC Tech, you become part of a community of more than 500 local companies who love tech and are passionate about making BC the best place to grow a tech company.

If you have questions about membership and what it means for you and your company, email hello@wearebctech.com.

BC Tech Programs

Are you looking to grow your company? We offer a variety of programs to support growth-stage tech companies. Regardless of which tech sector you’re in, we have resources and programs designed to help you scale your business. If you’re ready for growth, our programs can help you get started.

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Talent Support

We offer a variety of support to help tech companies attract, train, and retrain top talent, including highly-skilled foreign talent, and we have partnered with BCjobs.ca to offer a 15% discount on all regular price plans, including Talent Day. For employees, we offer professional development opportunities to support your career growth.

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C-Councils

BC Tech C-Councils are an exclusive member benefit and bring CEOs and C-level executives together for roundtables to share insights, best practices, and challenges—all with the goal of building better businesses. Participants of each industry vertical and functional C-Council group are in similar but non-competitive businesses.

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Policy

The BC Tech Association is a trusted and respected voice for the tech sector in BC. Together, we affect positive change and advocate on behalf of all tech companies, in all sectors, offering support for access to capital, talent growth and development, market access, and growth acceleration.

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Events

BC Tech members receive exclusive invitations, early access, and special pricing on all kinds of events. Want to promote your event? Post it to our events calendar, visited by thousands of across the tech community each month.

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Member Discounts

BC Tech members get to benefit from the collective purchasing power of our community. Receive special discounts through exclusive offers available only to members, including the BC Tech Health Plan, Member Marketplace, and more! View all of our member discounts below.

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Member Opportunities

Spotlight

We want to put your company in the spotlight and showcase what makes your team amazing! We will feature your company in a blog post, promote your Spotlight in emails (Membership, Events), on social media, and on our website.

Join Our Email List

Stay up-to-date with BC Tech and be the first to know about what’s happening in the industry!

Add Your Event to Our Calendar

If your’e looking to promote an event, post it to our events calendar, visited by thousands of tech professionals each month.

Submit Your News Releases

BC Tech Members can submit media releases to our website for free.

Amplify Your Message on Social Media

BC Tech is on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. We can promote your news and events on social media to help amplify your message.

BC Tech Event Discounts

Members get to enjoy special discounts off regular priced tickets for BC Tech Events. We pride ourselves on hosting high-quality events that bring the community together to learn, make connections, build relationships, and help tech companies grow.

Community Event Discounts

Being a BC Tech member allows you to reap the benefits of our connections. Many of our partnerships include discounts on events in the community. Sign up for our events email list to keep up to date on discounts. 

Access Legal & Accounting Experts

Want to leverage an expert?

Email hello@wearebctech.com with a brief description of your company and question(s), and we will connect you with an expert.

Legal Experts 

Paul Armitage
Superpower: Technology Law and Contracts
Title: Partner
Current: Gowling WLG

Ron Chin
Superpower: Technology Related Transactions and Environmental Matters
Title: Associate
Current: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

Roger Kuypers
Superpower: Practices – IP, IT, Licensing, M&A, Corporate and Commercial; Industries – Life Sciences and IT
Title: Partner
Current: Fasken

Hector MacKay-Dunn
Superpower: Corporate and General Matters
Title: Partner
Current: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

Allan McGavin
Superpower: Corporate Commercial and Securities
Title: Associate
Current: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

Shahrooz Nabavi
Superpower: Practices – Corporate Finance, M&A, and Technology; Industries – Information Technology, Digital Health, and Clean Technology
Title: Partner
Current: Fasken

Roch Ripley
Superpower: Intellectual Property and Patents
Title: Partner, Co-chair Vancouver Technology Group
Current: Gowling WLG

Denis Silva
Superpower: Crowdfunding/Venture Financing, P2P and Consigliere
Title: Partner
Current: Gowling WLG

Kareen Zimmer
Superpower: Practices – FinTech and Financial Industry Regulation
Title: Partner
Current: Fasken

Accounting Experts 

Brendan Cooper
Superpower: Expert Facilitator – your connection to SMEs at Deloitte
Current: Senior Manager Global Investments & Innovation Incentives

Partnership Opportunities

Share in our values: Be of Service, Succeed Together, and Pay it Forward.

Get more out of your membership by supporting the tech community through a variety of partnership and sponsorship opportunities. Deepen your engagement and share your expertise with growing tech entrepreneurs through speaking opportunities, brand recognition, and more.

Interested in learning more about BC Tech Partnership Opportunities? Email hello@wearebctech.com.

Member Discounts

BC Tech Members benefit from the collective purchasing power of our community. Leverage your membership to gain access to high-value benefits, programs, and special offers designed to suit a wide range of budgets and offered exclusively to BC Tech Members.

Here is a listing of discounts currently available to BC Tech Members.

If you have questions about these discounts, please email hello@wearebctech.com.

BC Tech Health Plan (Extended Health Benefits by Morneau Shepell)

Whether you’re a company of 2 or 1,000+, the Tech Health Plan can meet the unique needs of your company, saving you money and giving you a competitive advantage to attract and retain top talent.

Contact BCTech@MorneauShepell.com to learn more. 

Job Board by BCjobs.ca

Connect with top local tech talent both online and in real life. BC Tech members receive a 15% discount on all BCjobs.ca services, including job postings and events like Talent Days.

If you have questions about BCtechjobs.ca and Tech Talent Events, contact community@bcjobs.ca.

Business & Employment Insurance by BFL Canada

Designed for tech and exclusive for BC Tech Members, BFL offers solutions for companies of varying needs such as:

  1. General Office Insurance Package – $800 basic coverage premium.
  2. Technology – Small Business Policy – $2,000 minimum premium (savings of up to $3,000 on the minimum premium).
  3. CORE-TECH Package (including Network and Information Security liability and Communications and Media liability).

To learn more, contact Robin Messenger at rmessenger@bflcanada.ca or phone 604-807-6800.

Home, Condo and Renter's Insurance by TD Insurance

Save more with TD Insurance.

BC Tech is pleased to announce a new agreement with TD Insurance. As a member of the BC Tech Association, your benefits now include privileged access to the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex program, which provides savings through lower preferred insurance rates. Take full advantage of that chance to save, and youíll also enjoy the outstanding customer service you deserve, with knowledgeable representatives who are always ready to help!

Get preferred group rates on your home and tenant insurance and save.

We have been serving thousands of members from organizations like yours for more than 65 years. We would be pleased to count you among our many satisfied customers.

Click here for more information and find out how much you can save.

Preferred Pricing on Canon Products

The Canon Ambassador Program is your online portal to preferred pricing on Canon products.

As part of the BC Tech community, you can receive exclusive access to the Canon Ambassador Program which includes: preferred pricing, seasonal ambassador sales, free shipping over $49.99, and access to new product offerings. This is a members-only website, no coupons required.

Ready to get started? Email ambassador@canada.canon.com.

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FAQ

That’s wonderful news! You’ll be hearing from us shortly (if you haven’t already)! In the meantime, be in the know about events, announcements, and BC Tech Association updates by subscribing to our emails (you can change your preferences or unsubscribe at any time). Welcome to BC Tech!

Yes. All active BCTIA members have been seamlessly transitioned into BC Tech. You’ll continue to receive all of the Member Benefits you’re used to, and be the first to know about new things we have to offer. To learn more about your membership, and the transition to BC Tech, email hello@wearebctech.com.

All active BC Tech members receive a complimentary listing on the BC Tech Member Directory. If you notice that your listing is out of date, please email hello@wearebctech.com and include the information that you would like to have updated.

Get more out of your membership by supporting the tech community through a variety of partnership opportunities. Deepen your engagement and share your expertise with growing tech entrepreneurs through speaking opportunities, brand recognition, and more. To learn more about BC Tech partnership opportunities, email hello@wearebctech.com.

Yes, non-members are welcome to attend most BC Tech events, using the General Admission fee. Occasionally, we host events that are invite-only or member-only, so if you’d like to ensure you’re invited to these special events, become a BC Tech member today!

We do offer student memberships for full-time, post-secondary students studying in technology-related disciplines at BC-based universities. These memberships require proof of enrolment and are limited in quantity

The BC Tech Association has always advocated on behalf of the entire tech industry, member or not, and we’ll continue to do so. If you don’t want to join, that’s okay, but the only way to access our experts, receive discounted tickets and invitations to exclusive events, and to enjoy our member benefits is to join us as a member.

Most of our communications are sent  via email. To ensure you’re receiving emails from us, sign up now or manage your preferences. We are also active on social media, so please connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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