The Canadian information and communications technology industry drives employment, inspires innovation and business efficiency and touches the lives of Canadians on a daily basis. Working with government and industry partners, The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) helps ensure Canada is positioned to reap the social and economic rewards of an expanding digital world. ITAC is the voice of the ICT industry in Canada.
Nova Scotia (courtesy Digital Nova Scotia)
Quarterly Monitor of Canada’s ICT Sector
Second Quarter (April 1 – June 30)
Third Quarter 2014 (July 1 – September 30)
National Digital Economy Labour Market Employment
Unprecedented global economic growth, driven primarily by technology advances, will continue to strain Canada’s capacity to meet the demand for workers with ICT skills.
A new report released by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) suggests with the expected growth of smart and hyper connected marketplace will mean there will be 182,000 unfilled jobs in the sector by 2019.
With 31 per cent of surveyed employers indicating they already have difficulty or delays in filling ICT positions due to a lack of suitable talent, the study authors make it clear homegrown ICT talent will not meet the demands of business over the next five years.
Are you interested in helping shape the future of the ICT industry? By joining one of our committees and forums, you can play a leadership role in advancing the sector –and your own career. Or if you are not already a member, JOIN ITAC