PTC and Skills Training

As a result of the PTC’s work in the area of skills needs for BC’s high tech sector, we have discovered that some companies believe that new graduates tend to have excellent technical skills, but would benefit from hands-on work experience and additional development of soft skills such (as communication, teamwork, and time management). We...

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PTC and Tech Jobs Outlook

The PTC has a strong interest in the areas of job creation and job demand in BC’s knowledge economy. As a result, the organization has done surveys and market research in this area since 2014.  A study of a cross-section of companies of various sizes and subsectors revealed that there were a significant number of...

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PTC and the PNP Program

The Premier’s Technology Council has been a supporter of the Provincial Nominee Program for many years since our 10th Report (released in 2007). It has been an excellent program for allowing BC tech companies to access international talent to help fill the high demand of the growing sector. It is well-received by industry and participants. The...

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PTC Participation in the Technology Labour Market Partnership Program

The PTC is currently participating in the Technology Sector Labour Market Partnership (LMP) that is led by the Vancouver Economic Commission, with support from the province of British Columbia and other partners including BCTECH and the BC Innovation Council. The LMP has an excellent model for bringing industry and government together to find solutions to...

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