In centres like Vancouver, Surrey, Victoria, and Kelowna, B.C.’s tech sector is vibrant.
Last year, tech contributed $14.1 billion to our economy. More than 9,900 companies have created more than 100,000 jobs, with wages 75 per cent higher than average.
In five years, your government has supported tech through the BC Tech Strategy, including a $100 million tech fund, and worked with B.C.’s teachers to introduce the basics of coding to all students in the sixth grade.
Your government recently established a new provincial innovation network, with UBC President Santa Ono as chief advisor. And this spring, Vancouver will once again welcome people from all over the world for the second annual BC Tech Summit.
We will welcome them to call B.C. their home: a place to invest and create jobs for British Columbians.