Canada’s Engineering and Applied Science Technicians and Technologists: Assessing Their Economic Contribution

The Conference Board of Canada, 78 pages, April 13, 2016
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This study provides an economic portrait of Canada’s engineering and applied science technicians and technologies. It also discussed past employment trends and factors influencing the demand for these professions.

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The engineering and applied science technicians and technologists occupational group includes an array of different occupations found across many segments of the Canadian economy. In this study, The Conference Board of Canada has developed a methodology using wage data at the occupational and industrial levels to obtain an approximation of the amount of GDP (or value-added) to which engineering and applied science technicians and technologists contribute in each industry; it is estimated that the group contributed $54.7 billion to the economy in 2011—3.3 per cent of Canadian GDP.

Canada’s Engineering and Applied Science Technicians and Technologists: Assessing Their Economic Contribution provides an in-depth economic portrait of Canada’s engineering and applied science technicians and technologists. It also analyzes past employment trends, and discusses the main factors that will likely influence demand for such professionals in coming years.

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