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 Exports Study

In 2015 the Premier’s Technology Council (PTC) conducted a tech exports study. The goal was to address a theory that the official count of the value of BC’s tech exports was under represented.  As a result, the survey was designed to get a better idea of what percentage of BC tech companies exported, what their...

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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 BCIC

BC Innovation Corporation (BCIC) is a Crown Agency dedicated to encouraging the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. BCIC supports start-ups and entrepreneurs while accelerating the commercialization of technology.  Where the PTC provides strategic policy advice and recommendations, BCIC works to implement initiatives and provides...

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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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