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5 things you need to know about Canada’s tech talent
In January 2019, the Brookfield Institute released new research on Canada’s tech talent and its growing impact on our economy. Here are five things that you should know about Canada's tech workers.
Who are Canada’s Tech Workers?
Looking at the many faces behind Canada’s tech occupations, with a focus on who are Canada’s tech workers? Where do they work? And what do they earn?
Building inclusion and equity into Canada’s innovation economy
Innovation and technology have tremendous potential to boost the economy and improve quality of life in Canada. However, the benefits are not accruing equally. This article series brings together leading thinkers to explore a variety of pressing topics related to inclusion and equity in Canada’s innovation economy, such as the digital divide, income inequality, and diversity in tech.

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t the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), we’re motivated by the potential of the innovation economy. We believe Canada can build prosperity that will be more widely shared than ever before. To achieve this future, Canada will need far sighted insights and new thinking to advance actionable innovation policy.

 

Our multi-disciplinary teams focus on work streams which we believe are critical to Canada’s future economic success. They build collaborative relationships with our partners to generate rigorous research, propose unconventional approaches and pilot ideas to explore how Canada’s innovation economy can include people of different ages, incomes and backgrounds.

If you could see into the future, which types of skills and jobs would likely be in demand in the next 10–15 years? Learn about our project exploring employment in and around the year 2030 with the aim of future-proofing workers to get ahead of job disruption and job opportunities.
Si vous pouviez prédire l’avenir, quels types de compétences et de rôles seraient vraisemblablement recherchés dans les 10 à 15 prochaines années? Découvrez notre projet d’exploration de l’emploi en 2030 en vue d’outiller les travailleurs pour qu’ils puissent devancer les perturbations et les perspectives d’emploi.
Innovation and technology have tremendous potential to boost the economy and improve quality of life in Canada. However, the benefits are not accruing equally. This article series brings together leading thinkers to explore a variety of pressing topics related to inclusion and equity in Canada’s innovation economy, such as the digital divide, income inequality, and diversity in tech.
We are seeking experienced strategists to work with our Digital Literacy + Coding Pilot team to drive key learnings forward.
This work stream seeks to understand future skill demands across Canada, while helping companies and people gain the skills they need to thrive in an innovation-driven economy.
Beyond the $ Value: Attitudes, behaviours, and aspirations of Ontario entrepreneurs
Produced in partnership with BII+E, the Centre for Innovation Studies (THECIS) and Ryerson University, this report goes beyond conventional measures of entrepreneurial success to focus on entrepreneurs themselves. It presents data that quantifies Ontario’s flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem and compares Ontario to over 20 OECD countries that also participated in the GEM study.
Building Ontario’s advanced manufacturing supercluster from scratch
In conversation with Jay Myers, CEO of Next Generation Manufacturing Canada, the industry-led, not-for-profit organization established to lead Canada's Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster. While in the early stages of its development, Ontario’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster promises to help Ontario’s manufacturing and tech companies and workers alike build the connections and capabilities.