Digital Media in Canada
Assessing and Addressing the Human Resource Needs
ICTC believes that the engine that drives the Digital Media sector is technology. As such ICT workers are a critical component to the success of the sector.
In Canada we have from approximately 2300 to 2,960 to over 3,200 Digital Media companies (85% of the companies are 100% Canadian owned) that employ more than 52,000 people the digital media industry. Combined they represent a $3.5-billion digital media sector according to Industry Canada. Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP states that digital media has annual revenues of more than $5.1 billion dollars. This young industry (the average that these firms have been in business is almost nine years and almost 15% have been founded between 2006 and 2008) is established across Canada with significant clusters of companies in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax.
Although digital media is best known for its contribution to entertainment (gaming, video/television, internet) it is clear that its impact on sectors such as education (immersive learning environments), health (diagnostic imaging, collaborative care, health IT), financial and insurance services (modeling complex data sets), minerals and mining (seismic exploration), advanced manufacturing and communities of people in general, have been and will be increasingly profound. In a study done by the Canadian Interactive Alliance/alliance interactive canadienne it was reported that 75% of Canada’s interactive Digital Media stems from the following six areas: Game Design & Development, Simulations and Interactive Training, Advertising & Promotional Content, Software Design & Development, Content Management Systems, Web Design & Development.
ICTC is leading the charge to develop a strategic plan that meets the human resource needs of Canada’s Digital Media sector.
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