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BC's Creative Technology Industry

The creative technology sector stands as a pivotal component of British Columbia's economy, boasting an annual global sales figure of $2.3 billion. This vibrant industry employs over 16,000 people and is spread across more than 250 companies throughout the region.

Millions of people have enjoyed firsthand the work of DigiBC’s renowned members, which includes Electronic Arts, The Coalition (Microsoft), Sony Pictures Imageworks, Industrial Light & Magic, Disney Animation, Relic Entertainment, Unity Technologies, Klei Entertainment (Tencent) and Scanline VFX (Netflix), as well as independent Canadian owned East Side Games Group, Hyper Hippo Entertainment, WildBrain Studios, Atomic Cartoons (Thunderbird), Cloudhead Games, Doberman Pictures and many more! These companies bolster BC’s creative tech industry by combining groundbreaking technology with innovative storytelling to produce engaging experiences that captivate audiences around the world.

As part of Creative Industries Week, DigiBC is presenting Creative Technology Day to feature the exceptional work being done by studios in the video games, animation, visual effects (VFX), virtual/augmented/extended reality (VR/AR/XR), and virtual production sectors across the province. We are also highlighting some of the key programs and initiatives that have been developed with industry partners, educators, and the provincial government to ensure that BC continues to cultivate and maintain world-class talent while enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion across the sector.

To learn more about BC’s thriving creative tech sector, check out Creative BC’s recent Impact Report, see British Columbia’s interactive + digital media ecosystem in this interactive map, and discover BC video games here!



Signals Creative Tech Expo


Creative Technology Gallery


Games From BC Steam Page


CDM Micro-Credentials


Work Placement Pilot Project


DigiBC Member Achievements

About DigiBC
Founded in 1997, DigiBC (formerly New Media BC) is a not-for-profit association that represents and is the voice of British Columbia's creative technology industry. Its membership includes animation, visual effects, video game, VR/AR/XR, and virtual production companies ranging from local startups to multinational brands located across the province. 

DigiBC’s mission is to accelerate the growth of the sector to the benefit of current and future generations, and to make BC the world’s leading centre for creative technology. The association’s work is focused on the four pillars of Jobs, Talent, Diversity and Community, bringing value to its members through government relations, education programming for future talent, community events and professional development training.


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