Artist's rendering of the Post, future home of Amazon's Vancouver Development Centre. (Courtesy property firm QuadReal.)

Published: April 30th, 2018


Borealis AI expands lab network into Vancouver

Vancouver will be home to a new artificial intelligence (AI) research centre focusing on computer vision, Borealis AI announced this morning. Building off its recent investments in the Canadian AI ecosystem, the new

Published on: April 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Google employees don’t want to be in the war business, 2B Facebook accounts compromised, top 3 most high-tech cities in Canada

Google employees petition to pull the company out of a Pentagon AI project, Facebook increases its estimation of the number of users exposed to data harvesting, and three Canadian cities make the list

Published on: April 6th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

The tech jobs employers are hiring for the most and where to find them: Indeed.com report

Canada’s vast IT skills gap is no secret, with the Information and Communications Technology Council reporting that more than 216,000 tech-related jobs in the country will need to be filled by 2021. Job

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Vancouver and Surrey join forces for Smart Cities Challenge

The City of Vancouver and its neighbour Surrey are collaborating on a joint application for Infrastructure Canada's Smart Cities Challenge. Like the City of Toronto, both municipalities are seeking input from residents, entrepreneurs,

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Vancouver cryptocoin mining company enters into $26 million deal, adds 5,000 mining rigs to arsenal

Less than a month after entering the Canadian stock exchange and a $26 million bought deal with Eight Capital, a Vancouver-based cryptocurrency mining company will soon be on the receiving end of 5,000

Published on: January 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

Deloitte unveils its top 50 Canadian tech companies to watch

Deloitte is celebrating its 20th anniversary of its Technology Fast 50 program, which recognizes technology companies for their entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, rapid revenue growth, and world-class achievements. This year’s Canadian top 50 accomplished

Published on: November 9th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Amazon to open second office in Vancouver that will create 1,000 jobs

While we wait for Amazon to make its decision on where it will locate its second global headquarters, the company is continuing to expand its presence in Canada. Seattle-based Amazon announced today at

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Microsoft hiring for mixed-reality, launching two education partnerships in BC

The Canadian technology ecosystem has been growing in recent years, and international corporations are cashing in. Microsoft president Brad Smith has announced that the company will be creating 50 new jobs in the

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs


Vancouver’s chief technology officer keeping the city ahead of the digital curve

Jessie Adcock is in the midst of preparing Vancouver’s application for the Canadian Smart City Challenge, which is yet another step for one of Canada’s first municipal chief technology officers (CTO) in digitally

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Toronto, Vancouver two of best cities in the world for women entrepreneurs: Dell research

When impediments to female entrepreneurship are removed, there is a dramatic uplift in a city’s economic prospects, according to Dell in its 2017 Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index, which was completed in

Published on: July 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Infographic: Canada’s most dense ICT hubs

Creative Capital is IT World Canada's series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. We're doing deep dives looking at the major tech hubs

Published on: June 2nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Vancouver airport launches self-serve kiosks to meet new border clearance program

The Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) Primary Inspection Kiosk program will be expanding in Vancouver this spring. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has announced that it will be increasing the number of self-serve border

Published on: April 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

New Tech Sector Growth Map of Canada – Updated with PwC MoneyTree report for Q4 2017

We've updated our Tech Sector Growth Map of Canada and it looks better than ever. Not only is Canada's Tech Sector booming, but thanks to Toronto-based Esri and its ArcGIS mapping software, we

Published on: February 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson