Signposts for Change in ICTC’s Labor Market Outlook

Long-time CIO Association partner ICTC recently released their Outlook Report for 2015-2019 "Smart Economy Reshaping Canada’s Workforce".  Our highlights* of this Report have been published, and the full report is available. Association President Gary Davenport offers reflections and predictions based on his reading of the report through four points listed below.
Click here to read Gary's comments.  Association members can join in further discussion 
in our LinkedIn group.

The Balance of Contribution in Innovation will shift outside the ICT Sector

2. The more IT is integrated into other industries and professions, the more IT will be attractive to women and youth.  

3. The ICT  (or STEM) Background is now a Key Ingredient in "The Secret Sauce for Success"

4. The ICTC Outlook Report reinforces the need for the Digital Adoption Campaign

CIO Success in Edmonton 

Three members of CIOCAN’s Edmonton Chapter Board have achieved public recognition for excellence recently. Join us in celebrating their success!*

Click here to see more details about each of these success stories
* If you have similar CIOCAN Member success stories in your region, please send a note to, subject line Editor, CIO Digest.

 ICTC Labour Market Outlook 2015 - 2019

The 2015 edition of Labour Market Outlook is the fourth in a series of ICTC analytics that began with the first edition published in 2006.  latest edition in this series of studies was released today. The study tracks and projects the evolution of 15 ICT occupations in 18 municipalities, 10 provinces, and Canada as a whole.
The latest innovations in ICTs – in particular the internet of things (IOT) as well as Social, Mobile, Analytics, Apps, and Cloud (SMAAC) – have become key drivers of innovation, productivity, and growth. These enabling technologies have changed the ways Canadians communicate and live their daily lives, as well are creating new business and employment opportunities. Social and economic transformations have changed the demand for skills, and changing skill needs are reshaping the entire labour market across all sectors.
The results and findings of this study cover key aspects of the technological renaissance and economic, demographic, and educational outlooks from the viewpoint of their impacts on the demand and supply of ICT talent and skills. This study updates the forecasts carried out in 2011 by applying improved data and methods and forecasts for the ICT skills demand and supply in Canada up to and including 2019.
Read the full report here
Posted March 3, 2015

CIO Association in the News

Further coverage of Toronto Chapter SR&ED event

Posted July 18, 2014

The ITWorldCanada website has published an article by Shane Schick, Editor of CanadianCIO, that reviews more of the information presented at the Toronto Chapter June event where representatives of the Canada Revenue Agency had opportunity to meet with CIOs to explain, and to receive feedback on the SR&ED application process.  If you weren't able to attend the event, this article may provide some helpful insight into the program.  Read Shane's article here

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