recently quantum day 2023 panel that discovered the inner workings Expert Panel on Quantum TechnologiesAfter it was completed, viewers were sent a series of poll questions that all revolved around the areas in which Canada is the fastest growing when it comes to wage compensation.
In terms of early adopters, respondents indicated that the top four would be scientific research, defence/space, chemical and materials science, and telecommunications.
The compensation question, which asked for a true/false answer, read: “In Canada, but outside of academia, compensation for jobs requiring quantum expertise is keeping pace with other countries.” More than 56 percent of respondents said the statement was false, with the remainder saying it was true.
An associate professor at Memorial University, expert panel member Dr. Jacqueline Bartlett described the response as “an early wake-up call”. More than half do not think we are keeping up with the compensation offered by other countries. I think it’s an important indicator of things to come if we don’t change it.
“You want to avoid brain drain at all costs, so it’s really important to stay competitive,” warned Stanford Law School visiting scholar and panel member Moritz Kopp.
And Professor Raymond Laflamme, a prominent Canadian theoretical physicist who currently teaches at the University of Waterloo and chair of the panel, cautioned that “Canada is not the only country with a national strategy.
“It has become very difficult in the last six or seven years, even in academia, to recruit people. For start-ups and the whole industry, it will be the same thing. As Jacqueline said, it is a red flag and This is something we need to think carefully about and plan for the future to ensure that ‘false’ answers do not increase.