Calgary technology industry
Over half of Alberta's fastest growing companies are in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. This growth has been felt in the Calgary Region as well, as Calgary is home to the largest number of technology start-ups per capita in Canada. According to industry and employment data from Statistics Canada, in 2012 the ICT sector in Calgary Economic Region had 632 business establishments with 25,700 employed in the sector .
Calgary’s complex and rapidly evolving ICT sector is made up of five main sub-sectors, which include Information Technologies, Electronics, Wireless and Telecommunications, Geomatics, and Digital Media. The sub-sectors’ contribution to Calgary’s economy extends to all parts of our society and our economy making the continued growth and development of these industries vital to the city.
Calgary’s ICT companies have several valuable assets and initiatives to assist in their growth and development and to support them in the dynamic and rapidly changing business environment that typifies the industry and the economy in general.
Innovate Calgary is one such resource for Calgary-based ICT companies. A partnership between Calgary Technologies Inc. and University Technologies International, Innovate Calgary provides a variety of services, from business incubation, investment opportunities and office and lab space.
You can learn more about Calgary’s Information and Communications Technology sector by reading the ICT sector profile.