Canada’s Growth Currency: Digital Talent Outlook 2023

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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 the full report here 📖

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