B.C.’s tech sector is growing revenues and GDP faster than other provinces’ tech sectors, but is struggling with a tech talent shortage and not enough companies scaling up beyond startup stage.
Topic: BCTECH Strategy
Canada is maintaining strong growth and innovation in the clean technology sector, despite a recent decline in investment – Alberta being the notable exception – in clean energy projects.
Tech skills development and a previously announced innovation commissioner were the sole STI highlights of the British Columbia Budget, which was announced February 20 and stands in stark contrast to the research and innovation-heavy federal Budget delivered a week later.
British Columbia is updating its BC Jobs Plan and will launch a renewed BCTECH Strategy this year as part of the province’s efforts to further strengthen and diversify its economy.