tech sector

Employees wearing protective equipment work at a semiconductor production facility during a government organized tour for journalists in Beijing, on May 14, 2020. Canada’s technology industry says flaring tensions between China and Taiwan are reminding companies how important it is to seek a broader range of sources for semiconductors, and to invest in the sector. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mark Schiefelbein

Taiwan-China tensions a reminder to tech: diversify chip manufacturers

Chips power electronics ranging from iPhones to Lockheed-Martin fighter jets

 

The Hootsuite logo is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Hootsuite *MANDATORY CREDIT*

B.C.-based Hootsuite to lay off 30 per cent of staff, begin global restructuring

Social media company the latest to announce cuts as investor interest in tech stocks has faded

 

Companies are looking to suburban markets, including Langford, to find office space. (Black Press Media file photo)

Demand from Greater Victoria’s tech industry filling office supply

Businesses looking to suburban markets to find space

 

aShawn Baron, operations manager at Voltera poses for a photo at the company’s offices in Kitchener, Ont. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. GEOFF ROBINS / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Supply chain snafus hampering Canadian tech companies as COVID-19 continues

Shipping is also experiencing upheaval due to the pandemic

aShawn Baron, operations manager at Voltera poses for a photo at the company’s offices in Kitchener, Ont. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. GEOFF ROBINS / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Software engineer Shaimma Yehia, 40, has been forced to re-skill during the COVID-19 pandemic after more than six years of unsuccessfully applying for jobs in B.C.’s tech industry. (Submitted photo/Shaimma Yehia)

Why skilled immigrant women continue to be shut out of B.C.’s booming tech sector

Experienced software engineer Shaimma Yehia, 40, hasn’t found a job since she migrated to Canada 6 years ago

Software engineer Shaimma Yehia, 40, has been forced to re-skill during the COVID-19 pandemic after more than six years of unsuccessfully applying for jobs in B.C.’s tech industry. (Submitted photo/Shaimma Yehia)
Victoria has ranked seventh in a report scoring tech talent in Canada. (Provided by Tim Teh)

Victoria ranks seventh in Canadian tech talent

Canada’s top tech markets were ‘largely unfazed by the pandemic,’ states report

Victoria has ranked seventh in a report scoring tech talent in Canada. (Provided by Tim Teh)
The Certn team in Victoria used the Innovator Skills Initiative grant program to hire student developers to help build their product, and add and test new features.

Innovation initiative supports BC businesses + students

New Ventures BC grants to businesses support hiring BC students

  • Apr 20, 2020
The Certn team in Victoria used the Innovator Skills Initiative grant program to hire student developers to help build their product, and add and test new features.