Information and Communication Technology and Wireless

British Columbia, Canada, is home to a progressive and dynamic ICT and wireless industry consisting of over 2,650 companies and 20,500+ jobs focused on software-as-a-service (saas) and enterprise-level solutions, Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile technologies, cloud computing, big data and machine learning, e-commerce and quickly growing fintech and security clusters. Explore British Columbia's ICT and wireless sector and discover the range of products and services to import from Canada.

B.C. offers highly developed research infrastructure, an established network of experienced communication and software professionals and close ties to the U.S., Europe and Asia. These advantages provide buyers with opportunities to access the most advanced technology and communications products and services.

If you are in the market for information, communications, or wireless solutions, B.C.’s strategic location, low energy costs and experienced personnel can help you.




Service-oriented company offerings range from software publishing and computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing, to computer systems design and services, engineering services, and wired telecommunications.

B.C.'s innovative business community is working with local, leading scientists to develop industry-leading ICT hardware and software solutions including:

  • Internet of Things
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • Digital security
  • A wide range of applications for industries such as mining, forestry and health
  • Artificial Intelligence


Buyers looking at British Columbia’s information, communications and wireless technologies can take advantage of its talented people, advanced facilities, and convenient access to the world’s markets.

A global ICT innovation hubThousands of British Columbia companies are involved in design, manufacturing and engineering of wired and wireless communications. Global 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.

Prime location
Located on Canada’s West Coast, British Columbia offers direct access to U.S. technology centres, as well as key markets in Europe and Asia. From the commercial crossroads of the Asia-Pacific region and North America, buyers can manage and service contracts or ship goods globally with British Columbia’s national and international communications and transportation networks and time zone advantages.

Exceptional talent
British Columbia is home to world-class research facilities and top-ranked universities. B.C. has the knowledge to offer innovative tech services and products that are in demand around the world.

Low power pricing
Over 98% of B.C.’s electricity comes from hydroelectric plants. Companies that use large amounts of electricity, can benefit from the reliable, clean, cost-effective electricity B.C.’s hydro resources provide.

Competitive business environmentB.C.’s business-friendly government and competitive taxes let its technology sector compete effectively for your business with other major North American centres.



  • British Columbia’s 25 post-secondary institutions work collaboratively with the region’s growing and vibrant tech sector. .
  • B.C.’s large, flexible and educated workforce of 106,000+ across the broader tech ecosystem is well represented by young, diverse and energetic talent.
  • ICT companies from around the world call on British Columbia companies to purchase next-generation technologies and innovative products, as well as wired, wireless and mobile services

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