Fast Growing Cybersecurity Sector Driving Economic Growth 

News release

May 29, 2019 – Fredericton, NB – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Innovation is a Canadian value that helps to create jobs, drive growth and improve the lives of all Canadians. Thanks to support from the Government of Canada, the third international CyberSmart Summit is taking place May 29-30, 2019 in Fredericton.

The CyberSmart Summit is North America's only cybersecurity skills and workforce development summit. The event brings together representatives of industry, academia and government to discuss the global shortage of cybersecurity professionals; to foster talent and innovation; and to develop strategies to mitigate labour shortages in the digital age.

The Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), is providing a non-repayable contribution of more than $93,000 towards the summit.

Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, made the announcement today.

The Government of Canada is making smart investments that help create good, middle-class jobs in our country. It is helping small and medium-sized businesses to start-up, expand or modernize and supporting not-for-profit organizations to fuel business growth. Support for this project is one way the Government of Canada is working to achieve its Atlantic Growth Strategy outcome of long-term economic prosperity in the region. 

Quotes

“Innovation is critical to Atlantic Canada’s economic success. That’s why the Government of Canada is investing in innovative and emerging sectors, such as cybersecurity, to strengthen and grow the middle class, to make Canada a better place now, and to build a sustainable economy for future generations.”

-       The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA

“Cybersecurity is an area of huge economic potential. That’s why gatherings such as CyberSmart 2019 are vitally important, convening leaders from industry, academia and government to advance national and international collaborations on this subject.”

-       Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Fredericton 

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Contacts

Jennifer Houle
Senior Communications Officer
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
506-261-5534


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