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.

    ASTTBC Invites YOU to Support Science World at ‘Cocktails for Cause’

    class= Get your tickets today for Vancouver’s hottest cocktail event of the year and support a wonderful cause. Join us at Science World on February 8 for Science of Cocktails and explore the physics, chemistry and biology behind cocktails, under the iconic geodesic dome, knowing that the proceeds from your ticket will help kids from...

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    BC Chamber Cabinet Ministers Breakfast Series: Honourable Bruce Ralston

    class= ASTTBC encourages all members to join us the upcoming Cabinet Minister Breakfast Series with the Honourable Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology. This event, in partnership with the BC Chamber of Commerce and the Surrey Board of Trade,  invites you to gain insight and share your feedback on how the business...

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    Innovation isn’t a magic bullet…

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    ASTTBC Building Designer Conference a Success!

    class= ASTTBC Building Designers gathered at the Pinnacle Hotel in North Vancouver on October 13th for their annual conference and educational session. Attendees enjoyed presentations on numerous subjects such as the new BC Building Act, the revised structure of the Building Officials Association of BC, common BC Building Code questions, Errors and...

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    Minister Shane Simpson meets ASTTBC on TechABILITY Initiatives

    class= Engaging those who are under-represented in the work force was the focus of the discussion with Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Shane Simpson. In 2016-17, ASTTBC worked with the Ministry to complete a study of the current state of employment of people with diversabilities in the engineering and...

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