This report serves as an update and addendum to ICTC’s Digital Talent Outlook 2023 report released in 2019. It includes an analysis of the recent economic shocks that have impacted the global and Canadian economy, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the oil price collapse. Given the unprecedented disruption to economic output and employment, and the heightened uncertainty surrounding the global economic outlook, this report also provides updated employment and GDP forecasts for the Canadian economy overall, the digital economy, and six key innovation areas: cleantech, agri-foods and food tech, interactive digital media (IDM), advanced manufacturing, clean resources, and health and biotech. Insights into the volatile nature of the current global economy, employment, and GDP forecasts are provided until the end of 2022.

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To cite this report:

Ivus, M.; Kotak, A.; McLaughlin, R. (August 2020). The Digital-Led New Normal: Revised Labour Market Outlook for 2022. Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC). Ottawa, Canada.

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