Vancouver gets Canada’s first virtual reality hub

The Cube is a new tech incubator in Vancouver’s Railtown, focusing solely on companies involved in VR and augmented reality.

Founders of a new virtual reality hub are hoping to turn Vancouver into a VR powerhouse.

Co-founder David Gratton says the goal is to facilitate the growth of augmented reality, which is becoming a cornerstone of B.C.’s booming tech industry.

The challenges are that the sector is currently experiencing a major labour shortage that’s expected to swell over the next five years.

As many as 35,000 jobs will need to be filled by 2021.

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, B.C. Jobs Minister Bruce Ralston and Canada’s minister of innovation, Navdeep Bains, cut the ribbon at the grand opening of The Cube.

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