BC’s High Technology sector

BC Stats has just released a profile of this province’s technology sector. Those interested may want to check out the 92 page pdf document for the whole profile but some of the highlights are excerpted below:
High tech comprises about 5.9% of British Columbia’s GDP

  • High tech employment in the province climbed 4.8% in 2007 to 81,140
  • Those people working in high technology jobs are paid far more than the average employee in the province. High tech workersearned an average of $1,100 per week, compared to an overall average of only $760 for employees in all industries
  • BC’s high technology sector continued to experience employment growth, adding 3,700 net new jobs in 2007, an increase of 4.8% from 2006

Source: PROFILE OF THE BRITISH COLUMBIA HIGH TECHNOLOGY SECTOR (2008 EDITION)

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