By the Digital Technology Supercluster – October 21, 2021
Digital Supercluster Highlights Top 2021 Digital Innovations That Matter to Canadians
Canada can lead the Digital World. The Digital Supercluster was created to make this vision a reality by accelerating Canada’s development and adoption of world-class digital technologies. Here are seven projects in the Supercluster portfolio that clearly demonstrate a positive impact on Canadians, the growth potential of Canadian SMEs and the opportunities for Canada to lead the Digital world.
2) Canadian Tech Talent Accelerator (CTTA)
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered Canada’s economy and labour market. In particular, the rapid increase in online work has widened the digital divide and skills gap, contributing to higher unemployment – especially for Indigenous, Black and other racialized citizens, people with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ youth, women and newcomers to our country. This project supports Canada’s economic recovery by providing technology skills and job opportunities to 3,900 unemployed and underemployed youth from communities underrepresented in the digital economy. To date, more than 70% of CTTA graduates are employed within 4 months of completing the program and graduates have a 98% completion rates.