$90 – $680

UnTapped Tech Breakfast

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Hawksworth Restaurant

801 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC V6C 1P7

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With a fast-growing tech sector in BC, finding talent to fill all those job openings is top of mind for many BC employers. British Columbia is quickly becoming a desired destination for a number of tech companies and is already home to some of the top tech companies in the world. According to the CEO of the BC Tech Asociation Bill Tam, “since 2008 the BC tech sector has been an engine of growth for the province, growing twice the rate of the overall provincial economy”. And the recently published 2016 B.C. Technology Report Card showed that the tech sector grew by more than 14 per cent in the past two years, far outpacing the growth rates in Ontario and Quebec and even the entire U.S. market. With a combination of a large labour pool of university-educated, tech-ready employees, reasonably priced office space, and Canada’s immigration policies which has enabled Vancouver to have a diverse international population to tap into, it seems there is no end to the growth in this sector.

While B.C.’s tech industry is definitely growing, tech companies from small to large, across all regions of the province are clamoring for more people, with a diverse range of job opportunities including sales, marketing, operations, customer service, product management, technology development and finance. Statistics in the British Columbia technology report card note the simultaneous slowing of job growth and escalation in wage levels, as well as BC post-secondary institutions graduating fewer engineering and technology related degrees on a per capita basis leading to a growing challenge in finding senior, experienced growth talent. Unless companies can find sufficient numbers of qualified personnel – both specialized tech talent and senior level executive talent, there is a risk that the BC tech sector could lose growth opportunity to other regions outside of BC.

Join us on June 22nd as we explore creative recruitment and retention tactics for accessing and engaging with traditionally untapped talent pools at this solution-focused power breakfast. Top business leaders in the tech industry will share their successes and challenges in attracting and engaging diverse talent as a way of addressing present and future talent needs.

A rare opportunity to network with fellow business leaders in an intimate group.

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801 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC V6C 1P7

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