Measuring digital economic activities in Canada: initial estimates - ARCHIVED

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As technological advancement continues and digitalization rapidly expands to affect more segments of the economy, there is an increasing need to accurately measure and assess its impacts. Statistics Canada is responding to this challenge by working towards defining and measuring the economic value of the digital economic activities in Canada, the provinces and territories. This paper presents Statistics Canada’s working definition of the digital economy as well as initial estimates on the output, gross domestic product (GDP) and jobs associated with those activities.

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  • Correction: May 8, 2019

    The breakdown of digital economy jobs by domain (found in Tables 2.1 to 2.14) were incorrectly ordered. The issue did not affect the estimates of total jobs nor did it affect any of the estimates for output and gross domestic product (GDP).