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Jobs in BC tech sector take province to 'an all time high'

Chandler Walter Mar 22, 2017 10:04 am 1,221

Technology is the new way of the world, and BC has been quick to plunge head first into this thriving industry.

The number of tech jobs in this province is at an all time high according to a press release from the BC government. And those numbers are astounding.

There are approximately 106,000 direct tech jobs today, and projections suggest at least 16,000 more will be created over the next four years — at salaries 75% higher than the provincial average,” the release read. 

An accomplishment that was surely touted at the recent BC Tech Summit, which was held by the provincial government and the BC Innovation Council, and brought out more than 5,000 industry professionals.

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One issue is the need to expand the pool of tech professionals, which the government aims to do by increasing the number of tech graduates in rural and urban areas, as well as making it easier for professionals from other countries to move to — and work in — BC.

“If we are to meet current and future workforce supply and demand, we must seize the moment,” the release reads. “We can build on our tech sector’s growing momentum, taking the sector to even greater levels of provincial, national and global success.”

Chandler Walter
Staff Writer with Daily Hive. Langara Journalism Graduate, subpar photographer, and extremely mediocre tweeter. He wishes he knew how to whistle (even just a little bit) or type with all ten fingers. And yes, like from 'Friends.' Email your story to [email protected]

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