Statistics

2,184

The Canadian video game industry will be looking to fill approximately 2,184 positions within the next 12-24 months. Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) White Paper (January 2014)


93%

of workers in creative/artistic positions in the games industry have a post-secondary degree or training from a technical or professional institution. Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) White Paper (January 2014)


86%

of workers in technical positions in the games industry have a college, university or graduate degree. Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) White Paper (January 2014)


$72,500

The average salary in the video game industry is significantly higher than the Canadian average of approximately $45,000. Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) White Paper (January 2014)


44%

of employees in ICT have a university degree, compared with the national average of 25%. Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) White Paper (January 2014)


52%

In ICT, the average wage is 52% higher than the national average. Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) White Paper (January 2014)


2%-3%

The unemployment rate in the ICT and Digital Media industries, statistically viewed as full employment. Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) White Paper (January 2014)


16,500

Full time workers are employed by the Canadian entertainment software industry, up 5% from 2011. Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) White Paper (January 2014)


3rd

Canada has the third largest video game industry in the world, and first on a per capita basis. Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) White Paper (January 2014)


52,000

Professionals are employed by the Canadian digital media industry, with annual revenues estimated between $3.5 and $5.1 billion. Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) White Paper (January 2014)


800,000

Approximate total information technology workforce in Canada. Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) White Paper (January 2014)


520,000

Canadians are employed in the information and communications technology ICT) sector. Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) White Paper (January 2014)


$72,500

average video game salary in 2012. Average age of workers in the video game industry is 31. Entertainment Software Association of Canada


16,500

people are employed in Canada’s video game industry which is now valued at $2.3 billion. Entertainment Software Association of Canada


58%

of Canadians play video games and 46% of those players are women. Entertainment Software Association of Canada


329

video game companies currently operating in Canada. Entertainment Software Association of Canada


90%

of Canadian firms surveyed said they have some form of IT skills gap. CompTIA survey


55%

of Canadian Chief Information Officers (CIOs) say it’s difficult to find skilled tech professionals today. Robert Half Technology


2.8%

the unemployment rate in the Canadian digital economy, compared to 13.6% youth unemployment. Information and Communications Technology Council, Statistics Canada Labor Force Survey (May 2013)


4.4 million

the expected number of big data jobs to be created globally by 2015 but only one-third will be filled. Gartner Research


$10 billion

the expected value of wearable smart electronics industry by 2016. Gartner Research


77.6

million video games downloaded by Canadians in six months ending February 2012 - a 46% increase over last yearNPD Group's Video Games Acquisition in Canada report


$62,000

average annual salary in Canada’s video game industry which is third largest in the world. Entertainment Software Association of Canada


12%

of the video game development workforce in the UK are women - a percentage reflected by similar surveys in Canada and the U.S. Tiga


106,000

the number of ICT jobs expected to go unfilled over the next four years. Information and Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) Report


83%

of Ontario college graduates found work within six months of graduation. Colleges Ontario


#2

Engineering roles are the second hardest for Canadian employers to fill after skilled trades. ManPower Group 2012 Talent Shortage Survey


45%

of Canadians will do part of all of their holiday shopping online this year on a computer or a mobile device. eBay Canada


1 million

people employed by Canada's digital economy (combined employment of ICT professionals in all sectors and other workers in the ICT sector.) Information and Communications Council (ICTC) Report, August 2012


52,000

people are employed by Canada's clean tech industry and employment grew 17% from 2009 to 2011. Canadian Clean Tech Industry Report 2013


51,000

employed by Canada's fast growing app industry with 47% in Ontario. Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)


700,000

increase in new jobs for university graduates from July 2008 to July 2012. Association of Universities and Colleges Canada


72%

increase in cloud-related job postings over the last year - one of the fastest growing skill segments on job board Dice.com. Dice


31%

increase in cloud-related job postings in August 2012 compared to August 2011. Dice


2 in 5

UK children say they want to work in technology and almost 10% say they want to "invent gadgets" when they grow up. Survey by Hotels.com


54%

of wireless customers in Canada currently own a smartphone, up from 36 percent in 2011. J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Canadian Wireless Total Ownership Experience Study


702,000

total ICT labor force in first quarter 2012, up from 675,000 in fourth quarter 2011. Information and Communications Technology Council’s (ICTC) Labour Force Quarterly Monitor


87,000

Canadians work in the aerospace industry at more than 500 companies across the country. Aerospace Industries Association of Canada Statistics


46.9%

of young workers aged 15 to 24 are only employed part-time. Statistics Canada July, 2012


2.9%

jobless rate among Canadian ICT workers in first quarter 2012. Information and Communications Technology Council’s (ICTC) Labour Force Quarterly Monitor


56%

of Canadians think that mobile phones are an invaluable tool for students. Mobilicity Mobile Student 2.0 Survey


49%

of Canada's total financial ICT workers are located in Toronto. ICTC


14 million

new jobs are expected to be created now through 2015 by cloud technology. IDC


44%

estimated annual global growth of the mobile health technology market. Global Data


93%

of job recruiters use LinkedIn to find qualified candidates. Jobvite


59%

of young people say the Internet is shaping who they are. Atlantic Magazine


54%

of young people surveyed in 25 countries are concerned they will be bullied online. Microsoft's Safety & Security Center


77.6

million video games downloaded by Canadians in six months ending February 2012 - a 46% increase over last year. NPD Group's Video Games Acquisition in Canada report


48%

of CEOs say it was more difficult to hire technology workers in their industry in the past two years. Pricewaterhouse Coopers Global CEO Survey


800

Waterloo Region tech companies say their biggest challenge is attracting the specialized talent needed to grow their businesses. Karen Gallant, Senior Director of Talent Networks at Communitech via exchangemagazine.com


92.8%

of employers surveyed said they are satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of the Ontario community college graduates they hired. - Colleges Ontario


83%

of Ontario college graduates found jobs within six months of graduation.

- Colleges Ontario


2.7 million

Canadians are self-employed entrepreneurs or 8% of the total population.

Statistics Canada


100

of Canada's 250 largest information and communications technology (ICT) companies are located in the Toronto Region.

Toronto Region Research Alliance Reports


40%

Expected worldwide growth of the Big Data technology and services market from $3.2 billion in 2010 to $16.9 billion in 2015.

International Data Corporation (IDC)


82%

increase over one year in U.S. hiring demand for tech talent with mobile skills.

WANTED Analytics


90%

of consumer devices like smartphones and tablets will use cloud computing services by 2015

- Gartner. Personal clouds will be on 90% of devices by '15


15%

of Canadian CIOs plan to add IT department staff in the third quarter of 2012.

- Robert Half Technology Survey, IT Hiring in Canada to rise by 15%


14

million new jobs will be created worldwide by 2015 by spending on IT cloud services, with 70,000 created in Canada.

- Microsoft IDC Report, Cloud Computing's Role in Job Creation


43%

of Canadian firms plan to increase IT department staff in 2012 with 80% committed to hiring full-time positions.

- Hays Compensation, Benefits Recruitment and Retention Guide

Canadian IT Hiring Study Suggest Career Paths Unclear


47%

of all Canadian workers in ICT occupations are in Ontario.

- Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC).

Outlook for Human Resources in the ICT Labour Market, 2011-2016


 

$7 billion

The amount companies will be spending by 2015 on contracting out development of mobile apps.

- Frost and Sullivan

Mobile Apps Moving Into The Office


 

1 trillion

The number of YouTube hits in 2011, equal to 140 views for every person on the earth!

- YouTube

Let's Rewind 2011


 

22,984

The number of U.S. patents granted to women in 2010 - a 35% increase over the previous year. - National Women's Business Council

Increase In Patent Applications By Women Entrepreneurs


 

1.2

billion apps were downloaded for mobile phones and tablets over Christmas week - a record for one week. - Flurry Mobile Stats

Record 1.2bn app downloads over Christmas


 

30,000

scientists, 1500 companies and 100 research institutes make Canada one of the largest life sciences industries in the world. - ExportWise.ca

Promoting Life-Saving Devices and Services


 

25.1%

of Canadian undergraduate students in mathematics, computer in information sciences are women - Enrolment Statistics in Canada

Women in Engineering and Science


450,000

 

IT industry postings in August on the jobs site Indeed.com, 25% more than August 2010 with similar results recorded on other IT job boards and search engines.

Network World

Career Watch: The IT jobs outlook


1 million

shortage of skilled workers forecasted by 2020 while an estimated 40% of all new jobs will be created in the skilled trades and technology industries.

Conference Board of Canada

Impending shortage of skilled trade and technology workers and the growing career opportunities available to youth


1.8

trillion gigabytes of information will be created and replicated globally in 2011, nine times more than five years ago.

IDC Digital Universe


$840

million in direct financial losses from Cybercrime in Canada last year, according to a Norton study.

Norton Study Calculates Cost of Global Cybercrime


47

million kms - the amount of car travel eliminated each year in Canada by using telehealth to connect doctors with distant patients remotely.


39%

of ICT businesses in Quebec worry a shortage of skilled labor might hurt their ability to grow their business, according to a Quebec Technology Association survey.


45%

of tech professionals don't work in the tech sector. They work in every other industry - including entertainment, construction, manufacturing, banking and government.


3%

Unemployment rate among IT professionals in June 2011, vs. 7.4% for the entire Canadian workforce. Experts see 3% as nearly full employment.