BC's Creative Technology Industry
The creative technology industry is one of the most dynamic economic engines in BC’s economy, generating $2.3B in global sales annually while employing more than 16,000 British Columbians across 250+ companies.
Many of us have enjoyed firsthand the work of DigiBC’s renowned members which includes Electronic Arts, The Coalition (Microsoft), Sony Imageworks, Industrial Light & Magic, Disney, Relic Entertainment, Unity, Klei Entertainment (Tencent), Scanline VFX (Netflix), as well as independent Canadian owned Eastside Games Group, Hyper Hippo Entertainment, WildBrain Studios, Atomic Cartoons (Thunderbird), Cloudhead Games, Doberman Pictures and many, many more! Each of these companies bolster BC’s creative tech industry by combining innovative storytelling and cutting-edge technology to produce fantastic experiences for audiences around the world.
As part of Creative Industries Week, DigiBC is presenting Creative Technology Day to showcase some of the incredible work from studios across the province, spanning animation, visual effects (VFX), video games, virtual production, and virtual/extended/augmented reality (VR/AR/XR). In addition, we are sharing some of the key education programs and EDI initiatives that the creative tech industry is developing in partnership with educators and the provincial government to ensure that BC continues to train and retain 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 and see British Columbia’s Creative Industries Ecosystem in this interactive map.
Sector Labour Market Partnership Project
Thank you to Invest Vancouver for their support as the founding sponsor of the Signals creative technology
showcase, and for this story highlighting our sector as a key economic driver in the region.
Presented by DigiBC and the Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society, Signals is a unique interactive
exhibition that celebrates the creative power, playfulness, and storytelling potential of new technologies. In its first edition,
Signals spotlighted BC’s wealth of talent in a multi-day showcase of Canadian and Indigenous works.
DigiBC is the creative technology industry association of British Columbia. It is a member-supported, non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC. Members include animation, VFX, video game, VR/AR/XR, and virtual production organizations ranging from local startups to multinational brands located across the province.
DigiBC’s mission is to make BC the world’s leading centre for creative technology. Through its advocacy and government relations work, education & EDI programming, and networking and social events, DigiBC works to strengthen the creative technology community in British Columbia and accelerate the growth of the industry to the benefit of current and future generations.
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