With over 50% of BC’s workforce being under the age of 44, a vibrant and growing tech hub, and three world-class universities at our doorstep, the Capital Region truly has a highly educated and innovative labour force able to meet proponent’s needs.
- The technology sector directly employs more than 150,000 people.
- Employment in the tech sector rose 2.9%, surpassing BC’s overall employment growth of 2.5% and national tech sector employment growth of 1.1%.
- BC has seen a 1.9% rise in the number of new technology companies in 2015, growing to over 9,900 businesses.
- The gross domestic product (GDP) of BC’s tech sector expanded 2.4% in 2015, contributing $14.1 billion to BC’s overall economic output.
Tectoria is a brand name, created by VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council) to emphasize the significance of the technology industry in the Capital Region. Established in 1989, VIATEC’s mission is to serve as the one-stop hub that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow and promote the Region’s technology sector, which is the biggest industry in the area.
Through the active recruitment of skilled immigrants from around the world, BC welcomes approximately 20,000 skilled workers every year, enriching the talent pool, international networks, cultural diversity and multi-lingual capabilities.
comparative labour rates
In the Capital Region, the average salary is C$49,381. The most popular occupations are Operations Manager, Software Developer, and Human Resources (HR) Manager which pay between C$59,111 and C$63,924 per year. Some popular industries include Software Development, Software as a Service (SaaS) Development, and Information Technology (IT) Services. The most popular employers are CGI Group Inc., University of Victoria (UVIC), and Paretologic Inc.
The figures are drawn from PayScale, a North American Salary database and are meant to provide an indicator of the actual labour cost you may incur.