Vancouver has ranked first in North America for high-tech software job growth.
According to the 2020 CBRE North America Tech-30 report, Vancouver leads the 30 top tech markets in the US and Canada, with a growth rate of 29.2% over the past two years.
In 2018 and 2019, approximately 14,200 new tech jobs were created to support this, accounting for 69% of all new office jobs in Vancouver. This is a huge contrast with Vancouver’s standing in the previous period, where the city had a growth rate of only 3%.
Toronto follows New York and sits in the sixth spot with a growth rate of 17.1%, slightly down from the growth between the previous period of 2016 to 2017.
The ranking behind each market in the report was generated using employment data from 2019 and does not reflect the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Check out the complete report online.