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A Digital Future for Alberta




A Digital Future for Alberta An Analysis of Digital Occupations in Alberta’s High-Growth Sectors Research by The Information and Communications Technology Council The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services. [...] The opinions and interpretations in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada or Government of Alberta. [...] In fact, in the early months of 2008, oil prices were surging in the province, with employment and production continuing to expand and grow1. [...] This was the most substantial job loss seen since 19826, causing the unemployment rate to rise to record highs – over 9% in the fall of 2016, the highest seen in the province in more than 20 years7. [...] The Labour Force and Increasing Impact of Technology Across the Alberta Economy While there are some sectors of the economy that are expected to see lower than average growth in the coming years21, overall, employment driven by high-growth sectors will see substantial gain in Alberta.


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