Top Job Locations for ICT Talent in Canada
Top Job Locations for ICT Talent in Canada
Top Job Locations for ICT Talent in Canada Technological advances in social, mobile, apps, analytics, and cloud (SMAAC), under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (IOT), have exponentially increased the demand for information communication and technology (ICT) talent across all areas of Canada’s economy. ICTC asserts that by 2019, there will be 182,000 ICT positions that need to be filled in Canada. So, in which provinces and cities are these jobs located? Knowing the geographical breakdown of current and future ICT employment informs decisions regarding recruitment, policy, and economic development. An in-depth analysis of multiple datasets shows the top provinces and cities for digital jobs in Canada. Since technology adoption is spread throughout all sectors of the economy, these numbers include ICT jobs outside the ICT sector (in fact, ICTC’s LMI asserts that the majority of ICT jobs are outside the ICT sector).
Artificial Intelligence in Canada: Where Do We Stand? (2015). Despite these huge strides in Artificial Intelligence, a key question remains with respect to Canada’s readiness to embrace the transformative nature of AI in an increasingly global and competitive environment. ICTC has conducted a research to understand the current ecosystem of AI in Canada and to raise awareness about the potential actions that can support its development and adoption.
Automation & Robotics
Intelligent Industrialization: The Next Wave (2015) explores the opportunities created by industrial automation and robotics in the manufacturing industry. The study explores how industrial automation has helped manufacturing companies in Canada achieve cost-savings while improving quality, flexibility, and speed. It also explores how automation is reshaping the labour needs to higher skilled talent in manufacturing and related processes.
Canada’s Cloud Imperative (2013) explores the global cloud ecosystem; the economics of cloud computing (employment and GDP contribution); projected employment and GDP growth over a five-year period; skills outlook for ‘cloud’ professionals and the Canadian enterprise adoption of cloud computing services.
A Human Resource Situational Analysis for Digital Media in Canada (2011) identifies and assesses critical human resource issues in Digital Media and aims to stimulate the development of strategic plans through critical recommendations.
Canada’s Digital Imperative: Measuring Digital Platforms’ Labour Market and Economic Impact (2013) demonstrates how the emergence and adoption of digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, Instagram, and YouTube have created incremental economic opportunities for Canadian enterprises in all sectors of the economy.
eHealth in Canada: Current Trends and Future Challenges (2009) provides a situational analysis of the important aspects eHealth sector in Canada, such as eHealth technology use, major occupations (Health Informatics and Health Information Management) and critical human resources issues.
A Health Informatics (HI) and Health Information Management (HIM) Human Resources Report (2009) estimates the current supply of and five-year requirements for Health Informatics (HI) and Health Information Management (HIM) professionals in Canada.
ICT in the Financial Services Sector (2012) is the first step in understanding the linkages between technology and finance.
The follow-up report, Talent-Innovation-Investment: ICT in Toronto’s Financial Services Sector (2012), explores the FinTech ecosystem of Canada’s largest financial hub.
Labour Market Outlook 2015-2019 (2015) highlights and provides new insights on conditions affecting Canada’s ICT workforce across all economic sectors from demand- and supply-side perspectives.
The Appification of Everything: Canada’s Apps Economy Value Chain (2014) explores significant opportunities created by mobile applications, or apps. This study is a notable step in understanding Canada’s apps economy value chain and exploring the labour market and economic impact of apps.
Generating Economic Gains for Creative Media Industries in Ontario (2014) measures the mutual labour market and economic impacts of creative media industries and mobile apps industry in Ontario. It demonstrates how the emergence and adoption of mobile applications (apps) have created incremental economic opportunities for Ontario’s mobile apps industry and Ontario’s creative media industries.
Canada’s Mobile Imperative: Leveraging Mobile Technologies To Drive Growth (2013) demonstrates the emergence and adoption of mobile technologies, and the opportunities those have created for incremental efficiency and productivity gains, cost reduction, and revenue generation in all sectors of the Canadian economy.
Nanotechnology Subsector Study: Canada’s Evolving Nanotechnology Industry and Future Implications for the ICT Labour Force (2011) examines the potential impacts of recent and expected developments in nanotechnology on Canada’s ICT labour market.
Wireless Technology Roadmap: 2006-2016 – Mapping the Crucial Skills Required to Make Canada a Global Wireless Leader (2007) defines the current state of wireless technology, provides a vision of future technology developments and forecasts the resulting skills requirements.