Dec 1, 2020
Vancouver and Victoria rank highly in new national tech talent report

B.C. fares well in a new report ranking Canadian cities for their competitive advantage and appeal to tech companies and workers. In the 2020 edition of Scoring Canadian Tech Talent, a study by real estate services firm CBRE Group, Vancouver and Victoria...

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Dec 1, 2020
Nothing Left Behind with West Coast Reduction
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + West Coast Reduction Ltd. Since 1964, West Coast Reduction Ltd. (WCRL) has been quietly going about its vital work on Vancouver’s south shore. From early roots as a butcher to its modern rendering facilities, the company has carried out safe...

Dec 1, 2020
Making It Work: Where the jobs are in the COVID-19 economy
Michael McCullough

Though much improved since April, when new postings on Internet job board Indeed.ca plunged 70 percent compared to last year, hiring is still below pre-COVID levels in Canada. As of September 4, new job listings (on the site one week...

Nov 30, 2020
B.C. company Santevia makes safe water for life its Giving Tuesday goal
Nick Rockel

For small businesses that want to make a social impact, Yvonne Anderson has one piece of advice: Get started. “Everybody waits, thinking, Oh, when I get a bit bigger, when I get this, when I do that, I will start,” says the co-founder and CEO of Santevia Water Systems. “No. Start now, no matter what your budget is.” Anderson and her husband, David, did just that when they founded Delta-based Santevia in 2008...

Nov 27, 2020
Making It Work: It's time to rethink our relationship with our devices
Matt O'Grady

One of the great things about being an entrepreneur is that you don’t have to follow somebody else’s game plan for business success. You can go out and build an enterprise that addresses a meaningful market need, yes—but also one...

Nov 27, 2020
Students First
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + BC Independent Schools March 2020 was likely one of the most challenging times for schools throughout British Columbia. Facing closures and a sudden shift to online learning, leadership teams, teachers, and students had to exercise adaptability and resilience in the...

Nov 26, 2020
It’s a Good Thing: Vancouver nonprofit aims to alleviate seniors’ technological isolation
Matt O'Grady

Living in the Age of COVID has taught us different lessons. For some, it’s been a lesson in how to rethink the way we work; for others, it’s about learning to live in a world of heightened biosecurity. But surely...

Nov 25, 2020
5 Questions: Pender Ventures exec Maria Pacella talks investing in inflection-stage tech companies
Nathan Caddell

Earlier this month, Vancouver’s PenderFund Capital Management announced the creation of Pender Ventures, an investment group centred on disruptive technology companies in B.C. and across Canada. With $25 million from institutional investors Export Development Canada and Vancity, among others, and led...

Nov 25, 2020
B.C. tech sector earns high marks in its latest report card, but there’s still work to do at home and abroad
Nick Rockel

Quick, how many of B.C.’s roughly 11,000 tech companies have 500 or more employees? The answer: just 22. “It’s an astonishing statistic,” says Jill Tipping, president and CEO of the BC Tech Association. That number is a big reason why the province’s technology sector again earned a B compared to its peers across the country in the 2020 edition of the British Columbia Technology Report Card...

Nov 25, 2020
B.C. women have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19: report
By the Editors

Everyone’s been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including those who don’t believe in it. But not everyone has sufferred equally. A study released today by the BC Women’s Health Foundation, in partnership with Pacific Blue Cross, concluded that COVID has disproportionately affected women...

Nov 25, 2020
Two University Initiatives Receive Boost from TD in Support of Entrepreneurs

BCBusiness + TD While such challenges can be attributed to a lack of capital, other factors are usually at play. Entrepreneurs may face barriers to resources such as mentorship support or specialized skills development and training that could make launching or scaling their unique ideas a little easier. Recently, TD announced its commitment...

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