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. In fact, 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.”
- In British Columbia, the tech industry employs 100,000 tech professionals, with approx. 75,000 working in Metro Vancouver
- More than 10,000 tech companies generate more than $23 billion in revenue and $15 billion in GDP, in BC
- 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
- Growing at an average 6% each year, the local 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