TechTalentBC Labour Study 2007
The British Columbia (BC) technology industry is expecting significant growth over the next five to ten years, continuing the steady growth it has experienced since the collapse of the technology bubble in 2001. The recently published Provincial Technology Strategy states a goal to be ranked as the number one technology industry in Canada by the year 2015 – Generating revenues of over $40 billion and employing over 150,000 people. To make this goal a reality and to enable continued sustainable growth for the province and its technology industry we must take action today.
The purpose of the TechTalentBC labour demand study was to gather research into the technical and non-technical labour demands of the technology sector to provide input for public policy initiatives. Led by the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) and supported by the Integrated Technology Initiative (ITI) Leadership Group, the TechTalentBC project sourced input from the technology industry through two main avenues:
- Focus groups with senior executives at BC-based technology companies.
- Labour Demand Profile completed online by BC-based technology companies.