Technology

Multi-faceted and dynamic, Vancouver’s Tech sector is rapidly evolving while drawing global attention, increased investment and top talent from around the world

Today, companies of all shapes and sizes — including some of the industry’s biggest players — are choosing Vancouver as the place to do technology business.

Vancouver is now on the industry map such that Bloomberg Businessweek has called it “the new tech hub,” a place offering “world-class talent and few immigration headaches” as well as “great views in a convenient time zone.”

Notable Highlights

  • The industry includes:
    • 100,000 tech professionals across British Columbia (BC), with approx. 75,000 working in Metro Vancouver
    • more than 10,000 companies across BC
  • The industry generates more than $23 billion in revenue and $15 billion in GDP
  • BC’s tech hub is located in Vancouver, a major draw — and a proven factor in increasing overall productivity given our “21st century city” advantages
  • The sector includes: AI, Software as a Service (SaaS), social media, business intelligence, security and fintech, e-commerce, and web technologies.
  • A Startup Visa program, championed federally by passionate Vancouverites, dedicated solely to attracting the sector’s top global entrepreneurial talent has helped the city become a true talent magnet
  • Most of the world’s largest tech companies, including Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Cisco Systems, Samsung, SAP, Intel, Salesforce, Eventbrite, as well as Absolute Software, ACL Service, TELUS, Hootsuite , Dwave, 1Qbit and Slack