Assessing the Demand for and Supply of
Research and Innovation Jobs in the Toronto Region
Leading economic regions worldwide are implementing fiscal, educational and economic initiatives to capitalize on the opportunities being created by the new knowledge economy. The global demand for research and innovation jobs will create significant competition for talent. Regions will vie for leadership in both established and emerging industrial sectors including life sciences, information and communication technology, agri-food, cleantech and alternative energy, and the environment.
This poses critical questions for the Toronto Region economy:
1. What types of new economy jobs are likely to be created here?
2. Will the current educational system meet requirements for these jobs?
3. Is the region prepared to compete globally to attract new economy jobs?