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BC is a great place to live and work in tech.

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Technology in British Columbia

From innovative startups just getting off the ground to well-established anchor companies, BC is a fertile ground for tech companies to grow and scale.

Why BC?

  • British Columbia has a thriving technology sector. With over 11,000 tech companies, and employing 220,000 British Columbians, technology is the fastest growing sector in BC.
  • In 2021, BC has seen more Unicorns in the last year than anywhere else in Canada, with valuations over $1Bil in the past year, including AbCellera, Galvanize, GeoComply, Dapper Labs, Thinkific, Clio, Trulioo, Visier, Nexii, SemiosBio, Copperleaf and more!

Tech Ecosystem

  • Tech is everywhere, from Vancouver to Nanaimo and from Kamloops to Prince George, innovative tech companies and tech employees reside throughout the Province. Many enjoy the beauty of the Province in harmony with their daily work hours – balancing work and life.
  • BC is well represented in key tech sectors: AI, AR/VR/MR, Blockchain, Cleantech, Cloud/SaaS, Digital Health, Digital Media, FinTech, Gaming, Healthtech, Lifesciences, Quantum, Security, Smart Cities, Software and emerging tech.

Find Tech Jobs

  • Tech professionals are highly in demand. The tech sector created over 30,000 jobs in the last year! From developers and programmers to systems engineers, senior executives, and sales & marketing, we are creating well-paying careers here in BC.
  • BC Tech Job Board – Create a profile and post your open roles to attract top talent!
  • Careers in Tech – Learn about some of the local companies and careers in tech, through our Aspire to Tech directory.

Did You Know?

  • Over the past decade, the technology sector has been one of the fastest growing sectors in BC. BC’s tech sector is expected to create more new jobs than any other industrial sector in BC in the next decade.
  • BC’s tech sector is growing fast and there aren’t enough qualified people to fill all the open roles. This increase in demand for talent has caused the wages to increase; currently, the wages for tech workers in BC exceed the provincial average by 75%.


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