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ICT in British Columbia

One of North America’s Fastest-Growing Tech Ecosystems

Due north of Silicon Valley and Seattle, British Columbia (B.C.) has quickly grown into a thriving innovation hotspot, with more than 11,000 tech companies, including Microsoft, Hootsuite, Intel, Samsung, Slack and Salesforce.

Technology clusters in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna attract major global companies and start-ups alike. With a focus on collaboration, innovation and growth, B.C.’s dynamic information and communications technology (ICT) organizations are building tomorrow’s innovations today.

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Over 11,000 Tech companies are based in B.C.

BC Stats (2021)

Vancouver’s tech startup ecosystem was ranked 2nd best in Canada

Startup Genome (2023)

Vancouver ranked 1st for high-tech job growth in North America

CBRE (2023)

We are home to one of the fastest-growing tech eco-systems.

We offer:

  • Exceptional talent – B.C.’s post-secondary institutions are working collaboratively with the tech sector to attract, train, and graduate skilled workers to meet the needs of the technology sector.
  • Prime location – As Canada’s gateway to the Pacific, British Columbia’s business day conveniently overlaps with afternoon working hours in Europe and morning work schedules in Asia, and perfectly synchronizes with the full working days of California and Washington state.
  • Incubators and accelerators – The Venture Acceleration Program, funded by Innovate BC, is in place to develop, coach, and expand early-stage entrepreneurs as they take the first steps towards their technology venture.

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