IT worker shortage has serious implications for Canada
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Dec 11, 2012

Dan Oysey, Financial Post December 11, 2012 A study by Nordicity released in the spring showed that when asked about how likely they were to hire foreign professionals, 58% of employers said it was unlikely they would do so (...)

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Manitoba's New Media Census and Sector Strategy Published
Posted by Nordicity in Winnipeg on Nov 10, 2012

WINNIPEG – November 2012 – New Media Manitoba (NMM) has published The New Media Census: a groundbreaking three-part initiative for the new media industry in Manitoba, developed by Nordicity.

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Innovation-support organization proves return on taxpayer investment
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Oct 18, 2012

Karen Fournier, Financial Post, Oct 18, 2012 In a time when governments across Canada are exploring the best ways to support business innovation, one government-supported organization has found a way to prove its worth (...)

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Canadian children's cartoons find an international appeal
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Oct 04, 2012

Catherine McLean, ROB Newspaper, Oct 04, 2012 Far away in distant lands, some of Canada’s most beloved cartoon characters such as Franklin the Turtle and Benjamin Bear rule the airwaves (...)

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Nordicity assesses economic impact of the Centre for Commercialization of Research
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Oct 01, 2012

OTTAWA – October 2012– In a keynote presentation in Ottawa, Peter Lyman, Senior Partner of Nordicity, demonstrated an impressive $3.26 return on investment for each dollar the Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR) receives in government funding, as found in the report titled The Economic Impact of the Centre for Commercialization of Research, produced by Nordicity and The Evidence Network.

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Nordicity Corrects Factual Errors in Critique of Advertising Study for CBC/Radio-Canada Television
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Oct 01, 2012

TORONTO – October 2012 – In December of 2011, Nordicity completed an assignment for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Radio-Canada that sought to assess the impact on the CBC/Radio-Canada and on the wider Canadian broadcasting system if the CBC/Radio-Canada were to remove advertising from its television offerings. The report, entitled Why Advertising on CBC/Radio-Canada is Good Public Policy is available on Nordicity’s website under “Reports.” In September of 2012, Barry Kiefl posted a critique of this report on this “Canadian Media Research” blog. Nordicity’s response to Mr. Kiefl’s response follows below.

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Exploring the Potential of Crowdfunding in Canada: Study
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Sep 19, 2012

Andrea Wahbe, CDMN, Sep 19, 2012 Canadian content creators, just like startups and entrepreneurs, face challenges when seeking capital to get projects off the ground (...)

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Canada Media Fund releases Crowdfunding Report penned by Nordicity
Posted by Nordicity in Vancouver on Aug 08, 2012

VANCOUVER – August 2012 – Crowdfunding in a Canadian Context: Exploring the Potential of Crowdfunding in the Creative Content Industries, a study conducted by Nordicity with The Canada Media Fund (CMF) was launched at Vancouver's GROW conference in August.

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OMDC commissions an economic impact study of the Ontario book publishing industry
Posted by Nordicity in Vancouver on May 31, 2012

TORONTO – The OMDC has commissioned Nordicity, in partnership with Castledale, to determine the economic impact of the Canadian-owned, Ontario-based book publishing industry - an update to a similar OMDC-supported report published in 2004.

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Nordicity and Manitoba Music Launch the Third Economic Impact Study of Manitoba's Music Industry
Posted by Nordicity in Winnipeg on May 25, 2012

WINNIPEG – May 2012 – Nordicity and Manitoba Music have launched SoundCheck: An Economic Impact Study of Manitoba's Music Industry, in collaboration with a national study simultaneously led by the Canadian Independent Music Industry Association (CIMA).

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National wireless regulation needed
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Apr 28, 2012

thestar.com, Apr 28, 2012 Re: Cellphone users need a break, Editorial April 16 The government of Ontario has indicated that it plans to introduce legislation that would regulate wireless carriers in the province. We say "good on them" — however, we believe this effort should go even further, with national regulations that would support all consumers wherever they live in Canada (...)

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Study Launched to Examine Manitoba's Music Industry
Posted by Nordicity in London, U,K, on Apr 28, 2012

David Klassen, ChrisD.ca, Apr 28, 2012 Manitoba's music industry is about to be examined under a microscope as part of a study (...)

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Nordicity engaged by CIRA to examine alternative strategies to develop Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) across Canada
Posted by Nordicity in Vancouver on Apr 18, 2012

Ottawa – April 2012 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has initiated a strategic analysis of a potential Canadian IXP Network. Nordicity has been mandated by CIRA to develop a business case for a potential Canadian IXP network that would best service all Canadian Internet stakeholders, including Internet service providers (ISPs) and hosting service providers.

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Let the CBC be
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Apr 13, 2012

The Telegram, Apr 13, 2012 Former "Land and Sea" host Bill Kelly sat with his arms folded, lips pursed, his eyes locked in a steady glare. He was, as he later said, "poisoned." It was 1990, and a senior manager was informing local CBC staff how huge cross-country cuts to the national broadcaster's budget would roll out locally (...)

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Nordicity and The Evidence Network assess the economic impact of the Centre for Commercialization of Research
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Apr 12, 2012

The Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR) at the Ontario Centres of Excellence has engaged Nordicity and The Evidence Network to assess its contribution to the Canadian economy.

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Nordicity develops specialty channel valuation model based on CRTC-suggested parameters
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Apr 03, 2012

Throughout late 2011 and early 2012, Nordicity assisted a Canadian BDU with its wholesale carriage fee negotiations by identifying fair-market-value for specialty channels in a variety of categories using a customized Nordicity valuation methodology.

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Nordicity Awarded Economics Mandate From CIMA To Profile The Canadian Independent Music Industry
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Feb 14, 2012

TORONTO - February 2012 - The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) has launched 'A Study on the Canadian Independent Music Industry', a comprehensive economic profile of the Canadian independent music industry of today. The Nordicity consultancy has been mandated by CIMA to research the Canadian music industry and prepare an economic impact analysis that will take stoke in this era of digital disruption.

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RIM's BlackBerry loses ground to Apple, Android in the U.S. federal government
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Feb 14, 2012

Alyshah Hasham, Toronto Star, Feb 14, 2012 Research In Motion is losing more ground in their Washington stronghold (...)

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Nordicity collaborates with the Documentary Organization of Canada to prepare the fifth edition of Getting Real
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Feb 02, 2012

TORONTO - February 2012 - Nordicity has been engaged by the Documentary Organization of Canada/l'Association des documentaristes du Canada (DOC) to gather information for the fifth edition of its flagship publication, Getting Real 5: An Economic Profile of the Canadian Documentary Production Industry ("Getting Real").

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Nordicity report finds that screen-based production in Canada increased by 9% in 2010/11
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Feb 01, 2012

TORONTO - February 2012 - Statistics found in the latest Profile 2011: An Economic Report on the Screen-based Production Industry in Canada ("Profile 2011") show that the total volume of film and television production increased by 9% during the 2010/11 fiscal year (April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011).

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Film and TV production in Canada grew to new high in 2011: Report
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Feb 01, 2012

The Wire Report, Feb 01, 2012 The volume of all film and television production in Canada hit an "all-time high" in 2011 (...)

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Need to Open Doors, Raise Ceilings in Broadcast, Film and TV Production Industries
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Jan 27, 2012

Mediacaster Magazine, Jan 27, 2012 There's still a glass ceiling on the screen based industry in Canada (...)

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The Canarie Network Effect = Jobs
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Jan 23, 2012

canarie.ca, Jan 23, 2012 CANARIE, Canada's Advanced Research and Innovation Network, today announced further results from an economic benefits analysis conducted by Nordicity Group Ltd (...)

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Women in Film & Television - Toronto releases screen-based workforce study
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Jan 18, 2012

TORONTO - January 2012, Women in Film & Television - Toronto (WIFT-T) has released Frame Work II: Canada's Screen-Based Workforce, a study on the current employment of equity groups in the screen-based industries conducted by Nordicity, with research support from Environics research. The study provides a snapshot of the workforce trends in film and television production, film and television distribution, broadcasting, and digital media in the context of today's business and technological developments. It primarily focuses on the participation and experiences of women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups in the screen-based industries workforce.

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Nordicity and New Media Manitoba launch The New Media Census: a three-phase project to assess and advance Manitoba's new media industry
Posted by Nordicity in Winnipeg on Jan 05, 2012

WINNIPEG – January 2012 – Nordicity and New Media Manitoba (NMM) have launched The New Media Census: a three-phase project to assess and advance Manitoba's flourishing new media industry. Phase 1 A sector-specific census and profile of the Manitoba new media industry to date. Phase 2 An economic impact assessment of the Manitoba new media industry from 2011. Phase 3 A forward-looking strategy for the Manitoba new media industry.

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