July 2018

International Talent Key to Advancing B.C.’s Thriving Tech Sector

July 30, 2018
British Columbia’s technology sector is home to over 10,200 exciting and innovative technology companies, including the world’s largest cluster of visual effects (VFX) and animation studios, a gaming industry with a global reputation and leading companies in information and communication technology (ICT),  wireless, life sciences and clean technology. Vancouver has more than 1,000 tech start-ups contributing to a vibrant tech ecosystem that in 2017 was ranked 1st in Canada and 15th globally by Startup Genome. The B.C. technology sector is a major driver of economic growth in the province, with tech employment a... continue reading
Posted by Noor Subeh
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Cycling Infrastructure Generates Growth in BC Tourism

July 20, 2018
Whether you’re looking for a green investment option or the best destination for your next cycling adventure, British Columbia can meet your needs. Cycling and mountain biking are drawing increasing numbers of tourists to the province. A recent economic impact study, conducted by the Mountain Bike Tourism Association (MTBA) and Destination British Columbia, shows an increase of more than 100% in revenues and employment numbers directly related to mountain biking in B.C. over the past decade. Vancouver’s North Shore and the Mountain Bike Park and Whistler Valley Trail Network in Whistler are consistently popular locati... continue reading
Posted by Abby Pollen
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New Tech in B.C. Mining Safety and Rescue Operations

July 12, 2018
British Columbia has a long history in mining and mining safety. The Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia (the Code) has existed since 1909. Under the Code, all mines are required to provide emergency response capabilities. This requirement has made British Columbia’s mining industry a global model for mine rescue practices. The Code is continually updated and improved as technologies and tactics are developed. Among the recent advances in improved safety and risk reduction is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Teck Resources is using AI to monitor and predict equipment performance at thei... continue reading
Posted by Abby Pollen
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Film, Television and VFX in British Columbia

July 5, 2018
Hundreds of feature films and TV series including blockbusters such as Deadpool, Planet of the Apes, Twilight and Mission Impossible 4 and top rated TV series such as Arrow, Riverdale, The Flash and Once Upon a Time have been filmed in British Columbia. Production companies enjoy access to a diverse range of filming locations, support from a highly skilled workforce, and one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the G7. These business advantages have helped British Columbia establish a global reputation as one of North America’s top full service production centres.  A new deal between Canada and streaming giant Netflix... continue reading
Posted by Abby Pollen
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