Information and Communication Technology

British Columbia, Canada is home to a progressive and dynamic ICT industry of over 5,300 companies and 62,700 experienced professionals. This world-class ICT hub is pursuing advances in software, cloud computing, information technology, Internet of Things (IoT), telecommunications and electronics manufacturing.

Explore British Columbia's ICT sector and discover the range of products and services available to import from Canada.
 
Learn about the key advantages that make British Columbia the best place for buyers to access ICT products and services.

 

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

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

British Columbia'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
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • A wide range of applications for industries such as mining, forestry and health
 

KEY ADVANTAGES

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 hub. Thousands of British Columbia companies are involved in the design, manufacturing and engineering of wired and wireless communications. International tech giants like Samsung, SAP, Fujitsu, and Salesforce.com , and British Columbia leaders like Sierra Wireless and Telus have created one of the world’s top ICT industry clusters.

Prime location. Located on Canada’s west coast, British Columbia offers direct access to U.S. technology centres and to 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 British Columbia’s energy is created directly from renewable resources. Companies that use large amounts of electricity benefit from the reliable, clean, cost-effective power B.C.’s hydro resources provide.

Competitive business environment. British Columbia's business-friendly government and competitive taxes let its technology sector compete effectively for business with other major North American centres.

 

SNAPSHOT

  • British Columbia’s 25 post-secondary institutions work collaboratively with the region’s growing and vibrant tech sector.
  • A large, flexible and educated workforce of 114,000+ 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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