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A Multicultural Magnet for Top Talent

From some of the world’s top scientists to thousands of computer science and engineering graduates each year, British Columbia (B.C.) offers a highly skilled workforce and strong talent pipeline.

Vancouver ranks in the top ten best markets for tech talent in North America (CBRE), ahead of Ottawa and Montreal. Employment in B.C.’s professional, technical and scientific services industries grew by 26% in the past five years – a faster rate than the national average.

Graduates from top-ranked universities, highly specialized workers, and the ability to bring in new employees makes B.C. a natural talent magnet.     

Uvic life sciences students in lab


Talent Pipeline

Talent Through Immigration

B.C. and Canada offer progressive and robust immigration programs, such as the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program which offers a pathway to permanent residency in B.C. to high-demand international workers and experienced entrepreneurs.

International students in BC at Royal Roads
International Post Secondary in BC Infographic

Universities and Colleges

B.C. boasts 25 universities and colleges, including the University of British Columbia, which consistently ranks among the top five percent of universities in the world; Simon Fraser University, which ranks among the top 10 universities in Canada; and British Columbia Institute of Technology, which offers a range of career credentials in a variety of industries and trades.

B.C. is a hotspot for students worldwide, with the second-largest concentration of international students in Canada.

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