PTC and Investment Capital

Since its inception, the Premier’s Technology Council has emphasized the need for a healthy investment capital ecosystem to grow the high tech sector in BC. Previous recommendations have largely focused on the role of venture capital and angel investors as well as how BC can support these areas.

Recommendations have addressed a variety of topics including:

  • To support, expand and make improvements to the SBVC Act
  • SR&ED Tax Credits to encourage investment
  • Improve legislation around stock options as employee incentives
  • Prevent double taxation of workers
  • Provide incentives for VC and Angel investment
  • Encourage creation of attraction of VC firms to BC
  • Work with Federal government to remove administrative and fiscal constraints that hinder foreign capital investment into BC companies and VC pools