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About the ICT Branch

Based on its unique knowledge of the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector, ICT Branch influences policy and decision makers to position Canadian companies for growth and innovation in the global marketplace. ICT Branch is committed to improving the competitiveness of the Canadian ICT industry, by providing sector intelligence and analysis, and policy development advocacy.

  • Business Intelligence and Analysis—Through economic analyses and examination of industry trends and emerging sectors, the Business Intelligence and Analysis Directorate provides detailed information that is critical to federal priority setting and decision making for the ICT sector. The Division undertakes ICT economic and statistical analysis; initiates industry trends and sector analysis; directly consults and engages industry representatives and stakeholders; develops sector specific information products; and provides input into Government of Canada programs and initiatives to support the ICT industry.
  • The Policy and Strategic Planning develops expertise on policy issues facing the ICT sector in support of senior management and the Minister to influence government decision-making and policy development on a wide range of sector specific and horizontal policy issues. The team also develops and oversees strategies and programs for the ICT sector. Its core functions include: prioritizing the ICT branch's policy agenda; analyzing and developing policy on program positions and proposals; representing the ICT branch in policy fora; and liaising with ICT stakeholders and policy advocates.

Find out more about Canadian capabilities and how Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada works to promote the growth of the Canadian ICT industry. Visit the ICT homepage with links to useful resources.

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