Computer-design and related jobs rose 26 per cent in Ontario over the past five years to 162,000 in 2016, driving a 13 per cent increase in technology-services employment, as manufacturing fell 2.9 per cent over the same period, according to Statistics Canada. Job growth in computer-design was even faster than the 16 per cent increase in finance, insurance and real estate, which has been fueled by a housing frenzy. Ontario’s economy will grow 2.3 per cent this year, outpacing all other provinces. That hasn’t happened since 2000.
Source: Toronto Star
Date: April 4th, 2017
1) “Things are looking bright for Dan Leibu and League Inc., a digital health and benefits platform he founded with three friends two years ago in Toronto. League plans to triple staff to as many as 200 by the end of the year and start offering services in the U.S. The company provides an alternative to traditional benefit plans offered by insurers, targeting small and medium-sized businesses that appreciate its flexibility and easy access.” What ideas do you have that are technology enabled?
2) Is the tech boom a possible bubble, or is it here to stay?