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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, Intel, Samsung, Slack and Salesforce.

More unicorn companies (with valuations over $1 billion) have come out of B.C. in the past year than anywhere else in Canada, and B.C. boasts some of the highest technology sector growth rates in Canada.

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Over 10,000 Tech companies are based in B.C.

BC Stats (2019)

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

Startup Genome (2019)

Vancouver ranked 11th best market for Tech Talent in North America

CBRE (2021)

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

We offer:

  • Government support – The BC Tech Fund, a $100-million technology endowment, brings venture capital to innovative technology companies in B.C. And InBC, a $500 million strategic investment fund created by the Government of British Columbia helps companies grow.
  • Exceptional talent – B.C.’s post-secondary institutions are working collaboratively with the tech sector to acquire, train, and graduate right-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.
  • Publicly funded development – 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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