BC’s technology strategy – called Building BC’s economy: British Columbia’s technology strategy – aims to create and support jobs in the province’s technology sector, which is growing faster than any other sector.
The strategy predicts that by 2014 there will be over 100,000 high-tech jobs supporting British Columbian families. The strategy focuses on four key action items:
- Accelerating technology commercialization and adoption;
- Building on regional strengths to create new opportunities;
- Developing talent for a knowledge-based economy; and
- Expanding markets for BC’s technology.
The strategy builds on the competitive advantages and investments in BC’s main technology subsectors, which include: clean technology; information and communication technologies; wireless, digital and screenbased media; and health and life sciences.
Learn about the Commercialization Voucher Program and how it supports BC’s Technology Sector.
|BC Technology Sector Strategy|
|BC Clean Technology Report|
|#BCtechchat: View the BC Technology Industry Twitter Chat on how we can share and promote BC tech successes|
Technology Career Profile
James is a software engineer on EA Sports‘ NHL games, one of the most successful video game franchises, ever. He sees a direct link between all aspects of his BC education – including a co-op position with EA Sports – and his career. BC’s Technology industry is a powerful, dynamic area of growth in which really smart people like James bring the whole of their knowledge to the work that they do. After all, it takes some strong physics knowledge to recreate a massive on-ice hit.
BC’s Technology industry isn’t limited to just the Vancouver Island/Coast or Mainland-Southwest Regions. British Columbians from all over the province pointed out in our recent #BCTechchat that technological innovations are happening in BC communities from Fort St.John to Port Hardy.