technology industry

Industry Profile The Information and communications technology (ICT) sector's contribution to the Canadian GDP was $57.0 billion in 2004, slightly less than 5% of the country's output. The sector employs 565,9001 workers. Trade and competitive position. Overall the ICT sector is relatively weak in Canada, with a trade deficit of 17 Billion in 2003. Canada is a net exporter of Telephone Apparatus (Wired Communications Equipment) and Software and Computer Services, with about 5 billion in net exports between the two. Implications for Public Policy Governments around the world have created policies to promote the development of high tech industries. The two major policy thrusts are

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