Information and Communication Technologies and Wireless

British Columbia, Canada, is home to thousands of dynamic companies at the leading edge of the information and communications technology and wireless (ICT/W) sector. Our researchers and developers are at the forefront of new developments in technology and design.

We offer a highly developed research infrastructure, an established network of experienced communication and software professionals, angel investors, and close ties to both the United States and Asia. These advantages provide strong investment opportunities to open North American branch offices and partner with start-up businesses here.

Key Facts

Information and communication technology companies 2,667
    Total annual revenue in 2014 $9.5 billion
    Total number of jobs 20,550
Digital media and wireless companies 1,150
    Contribute to annual revenue in 2014 $3 billion
    Number of jobs 16,500
Number of engineering and computer science graduates each year More than 3,000

Table source: British Columbia Technology Report Card 2014 Edition - KPMG


Key Advantages

Investors and companies from Asia, Europe, and the United States are discovering the benefits of developing their information and communication technologies (ICT) and wireless projects in British Columbia.

  • An ICT and wireless hub. Thousands of British Columbia companies are involved in design, manufacturing, and engineering of wired and wireless communications.
  • Exceptional talent. British Columbia is home to world-class research facilities, top-ranked universities, and Wavefront, a national centre of excellence that fosters a network of seasoned communications and software professionals.
  • Global players. Industry giants such as IBM and Microsoft, and British Columbia leaders like Sierra Wireless and Telus, have created one of the world’s leading ICT and wireless industry clusters here.
  • A strategic location. Direct access to the United States creates a major market opportunity, while our links to growing markets in China and India create the potential for rapid growth in the future. Streamline your supply chain with direct access from British Columbia to the technology centres on the U.S. west coast and key markets in Europe and Asia.
  • Competitive tax regime. British Columbia is one of North America’s most competitive tax environments, with one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the G7, no provincial payroll taxes or corporate capital tax, and the lowest personal income tax in Canada for individuals earning up to $122,000.


Learn about British Columbia’s range of attractive business incentives.


ICT and Wireless Sector Supports

We have laid a foundation for business success that includes targeted initiatives to support technology companies. In addition to the financial incentives, ICT and wireless technology companies benefit from:

ICT and wireless companies can also tie into our network of innovative communications professionals at Wavefront

Three of the most recent opportunities in Information and Communication Technologies and Wireless for Investments & Partnerships.

Innovative and patent pending time technology about to disrupt time management as we know it.

709-1055 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B0C2
Innovative Time Solutions Inc. is an investment opportunity in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ITS Inc. has developed an innovative and patent pending Software as a Service mobile application that allows businesses and individuals to see who and what is available and simultaneously share their ... continue


Established Information Technology, Digital Surveillance, Wi-Fi, Managed Services business

625 Hillside Ave Unit 4A, Victoria, BC, V8T4R9
An established multi-facetted Information Technology Business, providing Hardware sales, Managed Services, 24/7 support contracts province wide, Digital Surveillance, Hospitality WiFi / more. Also includes a 6 year established Philanthropy focused division, including elaborate events which have giv... continue

Poort iPad Design

Tablet and Fixed CellarPhone Enclosure Manufacturing

Sydney BC and Salt Spring Island, BC
Elevaed Medical Inc. is a design, R&D and consultancy firm now commercializing its products. The company has designed enclosures that can upgrade the more than 250 million iPads in existence to be movie and music devices deployed over kitchen counters. The company also has designs for fixed cellular... continue

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