May 16, 2014
The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has begun a three-year project in partnership with the industry and associations, academic institutions, and policy makers, which it says will ensure the availability of timely, relevant and specific labour market information and forecasts for the digital economy.
The initiative from the independent policy advisor is designed to assist Canadians find and prepare for skilled jobs in the ICT sector. Nearly 60,000 jobs will be created in the next several years in emerging fields such as mobile, apps, cloud, and automation and robotics, adding to the 106,000 jobs that were expected to have been created between 2011 and 2016 in traditional ICT sectors.
ICTC’s new web tool will provide accurate forecasts and make finding those jobs – and preparing for them with training – accessible to everyone.
“Employer demand for workers in the ICT sector outweighs the supply of workers with the right skills,” it said in a release.
“Industry is challenged to understand precisely where the talent clusters are across the country, and educational institutions are challenged to design programs that meet the labour and skills market needs of the future.”
Further information is available at www.ictc-ctic.ca.