British Columbia (B.C.) is a hub for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) companies looking to create the future of entertainment, education, healthcare, and more. Vancouver is recognized as a leading VR/AR ecosystem in the world with more than 230 immersive technology companies at work in 2019, second only to the Bay Area/Silicon Valley. Companies are already using mixed reality (MR) – blending the best of their technologies to build practical tools across a wide variety of applications, with opportunities present in nearly every region of the province. AR/VR/MR and virtual gaming in B.C. is a promising investment for many sectors.
There are 260+ immersive technology companies in B.C., second only to Silicon ValleyDigiBC (2021)
B.C. immersive technology companies generated $2.3B in annual revenuesDigiBC (2021)
B.C. accounts for 35% of all AR/VR revenue activity in CanadaBC Business (2020)
An aptitude for innovation, a pool of highly skilled labour, and a West Coast lifestyle that attracts talent from around the world brings countless possibilities to investors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries choosing B.C. as their home base:
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