To slow the spread of COVID-19 variants, residents of British Columbia must now show their provincial vaccine card to prove their vaccination status before accessing non-essential events, services, and businesses. This month, Prime Minister Trudeau also announced that a federal vaccine passport will soon come into effect. Once again, cyber criminals are capitalizing on current events […]
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If someone asked you to guess which city in North America has the fastest growing technology market, you might guess San Francisco or Austin. But you’d be looking too far south. According to a recent Tech Talent Report, Toronto is actually North America’s fastest-growing technology market, and Vancouver isn’t far behind. Vancouver is currently one […]
A rarely remarked upon truism of the digital age is that the constant process of creative destruction produces opportunities to start and grow businesses that capitalize on the ensuing disruption. It’s often thought that successful companies are the initial technical disrupters but, as often as not, it’s the next set of companies that are able […]
SR&ED stands for the Scientific Research and Experimental Development. The SR&ED tax credit program is available to companies operating in Canada who invest and engage in experimental development in Canada. Every year, the CRA issues in excess of $4 Billion through the SR&ED tax credit program. Will my company receive a tax refund or tax […]
Throughout my career in HR, I’ve had the unique opportunity to observe how individuals handle changes in the workplace firsthand. In my current role overseeing Human Resources at PressReader, a group of technology companies providing digital publishing solutions and services, I’ve seen just how much the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted women in tech this last year. A […]
For over a year and a half now, Canadians have adjusted to a different way of life characterized by social distancing guidelines, virtual work, mask mandates, and, most recently, vaccination requirements. Since vaccine administration began last December, Canada has risen to become a nation with one of the leading Covid-19 vaccination rates in the world, […]
Each month, Kathleen Reid (Founder + Managing Director at Switchboard Public Relations) connects the dots between the trends, headlines and narratives that are informing the BC tech sector. With record-breaking heat waves and wildfires in the province, and the calling of a federal election on September 20, it comes as no surprise that BC’s recent […]
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms that human behaviour, and particularly greenhouse gas emissions, are the main driver of climate change. As the world looks for solutions around waste mitigation and reducing carbon emissions, we have come up with game changing technology that will create significant impact. We have developed […]
After years of industries like food, healthcare and home decor successfully transitioning to an e-commerce model, it was without question that cars were next. If we can order a rideshare, pizza or prescription at the tap of a button, why can’t we buy a car from a trusted and reliable platform in the same way? […]
The British Columbia technology sector has grown to become a significant driver of economic growth in Canada. The path to its success has required significant investment, and increasingly private equity firms are deploying capital to promising small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in recognition of the compelling investment opportunities. According to the Canadian Venture Capital & […]