Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she’s heard from many Ontarians who are frustrated about social media positions at the provincial level.
“The fact is, it’s been frustrating, because I know that we have to do it in a way that’s equitable for all parties and all people,” Wynne said in an interview.
Ontario’s NDP has been calling for an overhaul of the province’s social media system to give workers better job opportunities.
In her new speech, Wynne says Ontario needs a more efficient and effective way of handling jobs on social media.
“There’s a lot of good things that can be done with social media and with digital technology,” she said.
“It’s something that people do, it is an asset and it can be a valuable tool.
But the reality is, we are not going to have all the jobs that we could with social-media workers, because we’re not going into a post-digital world.”
The premier’s office did not respond to CBC News’ request for comment.
But Kathleen Wynne said the government is focused on getting Ontario jobs in the digital economy back on track, which includes increasing employment in sectors like technology, engineering, science and technology.
Ontarians are also working to attract talent back to the province, Wynne said, and are trying to find creative ways to attract the best young talent.
“I think it’s a great thing to see in the workforce that people are doing that,” Wynne told the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.
“We have to be aware of how to make it as appealing to them as possible.”
Ontario is the only province that does not have a fully-fledged online social media program, which requires employers to hire someone from the province to manage their online presence.