BC`s Technology Professionals

Technologists, technicians and technical specialists achieve professional recognition through the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC). The eighth largest self-regulating association in BC, ASTTBC has registered 10,000 Technology Professionals.

Technologists, technicians and technical specialists work in applied science technology fields such as architecture, bio-medical engineering, building, civil, electrical, electronics, environmental, fire protection, house inspection, information, mechanical, onsite wastewater and other related disciplines tied to the built and natural environment.

These Technology Professionals design, construct, inspect, test, maintain and manage most of the world around us including buildings, computers, electrical power, all manner of equipment, roads, environment, and water and wastewater systems. They work in private enterprise, for consulting engineering and technology companies, in all levels of government and as private consultants.

Technology Professionals enjoy stimulating and rewarding careers often involving a combination of inside work including design and project management as well as on-site field work. They are in high demand, even when the economy is slow. Technology Professionals' compensation varies, ranging from salaries of $60,000 to $125,000 and more, plus benefits. There are great opportunities for under-represented groups including women (currently 10% of the technology work force) and First Nations.

More than 30 Years Serving BC Under the ASTT Act

British Columbia conferred the status of a self-governing professional association on its technologists and technicians when the legislature passed the ASTT Act in 1985. The Act signaled a fundamental step on the journey from society initially formed in 1958 by a few visionaries to the fully-fledged professional association that is the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC. In 2010, the 25th anniversary of the ASTT Act, ASTTBC registered more than 9,500 technologists, technicians and technical specialists working in the vanguard of technology in all corners of BC. As of the 2013 Annual General Meeting this May, our active membership will number more than 10,000.

    NEGM Update

    class= ASTTBC is participating in a month-long celebration of engineering and geoscience across Canada. As ASTTBC technologists, technicians and technical specialists are a vital part of BC’s engineering teams, ASTTBC and its over 10,000 members join our engineering partners across the Province to showcase the application of engineering technology and its...

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    MLA Ralph Sultan, PEng & Friends Connect with ASTTBC CEO

    class= Visits to the BC Legislature is a key part of what our CEO does on our behalf. John Leech is almost a ‘fixture’ in the halls of the Legislative Building, as he and other ASTTBC Reps meet with BC’s Cabinet Ministers and MLAs from all regions of the province. “As...

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    ASTTBC Announces ACCEPT Sponsorship

    class= On March 15th, ASTTBC signed on as the first sponsor for ACCEPT (The Association of Chinese Canadian Engineering Professionals and Technologists) Seen here, Founders (L to R) Peter Li, EIT, Director; Alan Lu, PEng, Director and Ivan Ma, EIT, Director with Jacqueline de Raadt, Manager, Executive Initiatives, receiving a cheque...

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    IEC-BC Employer Access to Global Talent Webinar

    class= You are invited to attend a webinar on  “Facilitating Your Access to Global Talent: Programs and Supports for Employers” on Wednesday March 21, 10:00–11:00am PDT. Please see here for more information and a registration link. Hear from 3 amazing speakers: Heather Michaud, Employer Liaison Network Officer, with the Immigration, Refugees...

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    President Trent Reid and his TSAW ‘Mug Shot’

    class= ASTTBC is celebrated Technology Skills Awareness Week (TSAW) and asked all members and colleagues in other associations and in education to enhance awareness of tech skills. A special mug was created to help draw attention to ASTTBC members’ work and contribution to the BC economy, public health and safety and sustainability...

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ASTTBC e-News January 2018