A Year In Perspective And A Look Forward To 2021
Despite a trying year that tested Canada’s resolve, we emerge optimistic about Canada’s prospects and the world we aim to shape for generations to come.
Responsible Innovation in Canada and Beyond: Understanding and Improving the Social Impacts of Technology
Ottawa, January 20, 2021— A new study by ICTC, Responsible Innovation in Canada and Beyond: Understanding and Improving the Social Impacts of Technology, examines the rapidly changing world of technology ethics and features recommendations for improving the social impacts of technology across industry, academia, government, and society.
Upskill With Microsoft And ICTC
Get the digital skills you need to get back to work! COVID-19 has dramatically impacted the global economy, forcing millions of people out of work. In the post-COVID world, people with digital skills will be in demand and will have an advantage in rejoining the workforce. Are you ready for a new role in the digital economy? Microsoft has committed to help 25 million people worldwide who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 reskill for in-demand jobs.
The Rebuild: Going Digital and the Role of Canadian Telecom in a Post-COVID Future
A new ICTC report, The Rebuild: Going Digital and the Role of Canadian Telecom in a Post-COVID Future, considers the essential role of universal and high-quality telecommunications services, including 5G, in supporting the next generation of technologies for a competitive and resilient Canadian economy.
ICTC’s Response to Ontario’s Public Consultation on Privacy Protection: New Report
A new report by ICTC, Renewing Privacy for the Modern Digital Economy, provides a response to the Government of Ontario’s public consultation to improve the province’s privacy protection laws governing how organizations can collect, use, and disclose personal information.
Cargo Drones, Blockchain Culture Tokens, and Recent Smart City Initiatives: New Report
Ottawa, October 19, 2020— Cargo drones delivering medical supplies to remote Canadian Indigenous communities; the world’s first AI-based concrete strength prediction engine to speed construction at the London City Airport; blockchain technology for referendums, government services, and incentivizing positive citizen behaviour to in Seoul, Korea—these are some of the smart city initiatives examined in ICTC’s new report Smart Developments at Home and Abroad: Smart Cities Monitoring Report 2019–20.
Startups Will Be Critical to Canada’s Economic Recovery from COVID—ICTC White Paper, in partnership with ventureLAB
Ottawa, October 15, 2020—Canada’s path to post-COVID economic recovery will be tied to the competitiveness of Canadian startups and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), which are the heart of Canada’s economic engine and growth.
GFIT Wellness Brings in WIL Digital Students to Support its Phenomenal Growth
A collaboration with Winnipeg’s Red Deer College accelerated GFIT’s work on a new app that highlights the company’s eight pillars of wellness: physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, social, environmental, occupational and intellectual. Red Deer College also provides GFIT with an office, access to mentors, research experts, and students to help develop the app.
First-Of-Its-Kind Study Probes Canada’s Immersive Technology Ecosystem: ICTC Report
ICTC’s new report, Spanning the Virtual Frontier: Canada’s Immersive Technology Ecosystem, is a first-of-its-kind analysis that traces the emergence of immersive technology in Canada and provides a detailed picture of Canada’s immersive technology ecosystem.
Economic Resiliency in the Face of Adversity
Over the last few months, we have seen the devastating human toll of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as its impact on Canadian and global financial markets. Lockdowns, remote work, and social distancing have cast the digital economy into the spotlight. eCommerce, telemedicine use, and video game consumption have all gone up, and eLearning platforms, fintech solutions, and telecommunication services also saw a substantial surge in demand. Overnight, these changes have already highlighted the importance of digital adoption for many businesses. They have also tested the limitations of our academic institutions and underlined some of the shortcomings of the gig economy.
A Year In Perspective 2019 – 2020
ICTC's 2019 - 2020 Annual Report is now available.
Work Integrated Learning Program — WIL Digital
ICTC’s national program to develop talent for the emerging ICT sectors, support businesses, and increase digital adoption in Canada.
Artificial Intelligence Promises Exciting Opportunities but also Disruption that Requires Effective Upskilling Strategies: New ICTC study
A new study BY ICTC explores the current state of development of this rapidly evolving technology, identifies Canada’s greatest strengths in AI innovation, its regional development hubs, and discusses the implications of AI in the Canadian labour market.
Canada’s Digitally-Skilled Talent Demand To Reach 305,000 By 2023: ICTC Outlook To 2023
Canada’s demand for digitally-skilled talent is expected to reach 305,000 by 2023, for total employment of over 2 million in the digital economy.
Transformative Technologies For Smart Canadian Cities
This new tech brief builds on and presents an overview of the key technologies that are destined to shape the development of smart cities and municipalities while enhancing civic life.
Over 280 Companies And 1600 Employees Make Up Canada’s Growing Blockchain Ecosystem: New ICTC Study
Canada’s blockchain ecosystem consists of over 280 companies employing 1600 workers, predominantly in the finance, fintech, and information and communications technology (ICT) sectors, according to a comprehensive new blockchain study released today by the ICTC.
How Atlantic Canada is Spearheading a Journey for Sustainable Growth in a Changing Economy
New blogpost, by ICTC's Alexandra Cutean, on how Atlantic is adding a new digital spin on ocean business.
Calgary Skills Map
Using this tool, you can easily map your current career and existing skillset to in-demand opportunities. Have a look to see where you may have skill or knowledge gaps, and learn where you can access training and education programs to fill those gaps in order to transition to an exciting future in tech.
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Talent Insights and Connections for the Digital Economy! Check out NEW features!
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