Economic projections sure have changed.
It has been six months since we released our “Canada’s Growth Currency: Digital Talent Outlook 2023” report, which aimed to project where Canada's top growth opportunities could lead us. Even our most conservative projections didn't project a global pandemic, like the one we're faced with now, but you can expect to receive a thorough update in the coming weeks. Until then, let's remind ourselves of the key growth areas for Canada are so we may keep the eye on the ball and ensure a strong economic recovery.
“The waves of change sweeping our economy are rapidly shaping a new industrial paradigm. Sustainable business is increasingly seen as a strategic advantage, paving the way for growth and increased employment prospects for Canadians. Preparing an innovation ready workforce for tomorrow’s green and hyper-connected economy is a strategic imperative for Canada in the coming years.” - Namir Anani, President & CEO
This study identifies six key innovation growth areas across the country:
- Cleantech - carbon-neutral and climate-positive energy and services;
- Clean Resources - the next generation of natural resource extraction;
- Advanced Manufacturing - kickstarting production with technology;
- Interactive Digital Media - tuning in and experiencing design;
- Health and Biotechnology - innovative well-being; and
- Agri-foods and Food-tech - tech-based nutrition and production.
With the principles of a sustainable economy at the helm, these sectors are all undergoing extensive change as a result of digital disruption. Turning this impending disruption into opportunities will be pivotal. More than ever, as a nation, our path to success in this connected economy remains squarely anchored in our ability to fully embrace digital technologies in the coming years.Read more...