Forcing yourself to stop playing the mobile game Candy Crush Saga isn’t easy, but I know at least one person who has recently taken up the challenge. It’s a decision she made in part because the Christian season of Lent has just begun, and you’re supposed to give up things that are bad for you. Candy Crush Saga is one of those apps that seem so addictive, a real time-waster, but what the acquaintance I’m talking about may not realize is that she could be putting thousands of valuable Canadian jobs at risk.
Earlier this week the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) released a report which says more than 64,000 people are somehow employed in creating mobile apps today. That number is projected to reach 110,000 by 2019. The ICTC has been tracking this sort of thing for a while, and its “Application of Everything” report says the overall growth in apps-related jobs is up by more than 25 percent since 2012.
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