British Columbia, Canada's reputation for technology innovation provides a range of investment opportunities. If you want to invest in a thriving technology or media sector, or do business with innovative companies in these sectors, explore the advantages British Columbia offers.

Technology Snapshot

Information and communications, clean technology, digital media and life sciences are established industries in British Columbia. Well-known global companies have built a history here, and new ones open for business every year

Our technology workforce of more than 106,000 people is expanding rapidly. World-class educational institutions, entrepreneurial and regional networks, technology acceleration and commercialization programs, and regional industry clusters combine to support both established and emerging companies. Our attractive natural environment and culturally diverse population are a magnet for highly mobile, high-tech talent. These factors, coupled with a highly developed research infrastructure, competitive business costs, a supportive government and close ties to both the United States and Asia, make British Columbia your home to successfully invest, partner and grow. 


Technology Key Facts

Number of companies 10,200
Revenue $28.9 billion
Workforce 106,000


Watch this short video on British Columbia’s Technology advantages.


Clean Technology

Join companies that are making a mark supplying the global market with technologies for energy-efficient power generation and use, transportation and green industrial processes. 
Learn more about some key advantages of investing in Clean Technology.

Information and Communication Technologies and Wireless

Become part of the rapidly growing community of businesses that use our strong talent base and strategic advantages to develop new communication technologies.
Learn more about the products and services in demand in key markets.

Film, Television and Digital Media

Become part of a dynamic industry with award-winning talent and strong ties to production centres in Asia and North America.

Life Sciences

Join an extensive network of research centres at the leading edge of new pharmaceutical and medical device developments.
Learn more about Life sciences.

Success Stories

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