Technology in Vancouver has continued to rule the headlines over the past few years. As 5% of our workforce, there are more people in tech roles than in oil, forestry, gas and mining combined. And it’s easy to see why. Not only is this industry future-proof, but it also garners 85% higher wages than the average B.C. salary.
Despite a lucrative and promising future, technology roles continue to be hard to fill. British Columbia in particular faces a job shortfall. By 2021, it’s predicted that 50,000 jobs in this sector will need to be filled. Of this number, only 17,000 are expected to be employed, leaving a 30% shortfall between supply and demand.
Read more in our latest blog post.