Canadian Government’s Future Skills Council to address workforce gaps and trends

During an announcement last week at Ryerson University, Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu and Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the long-awaited announcement that Ryerson University will be the home of

Published on: February 25th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Global Skills Hub wants to use immigrants fleeing U.S. to make Canada’s tech talent great again

A new Toronto-based recruitment firm plans to tap into immigrants in the U.S. that are frustrated with an increasingly hostile environment and bring them up to Canada to help fill the IT skills

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Expect talent, investment, and Canada to be key points in the 2017 federal budget

The 2017 Canadian federal budget will be officially introduced in the House of Commons on Mar. 22, and it is expected to include a special focus on innovation and technology. From attracting and

Published on: March 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Recruiter says Trump’s win could woo Canadian tech talent home from the U.S.

Donald Trump’s electoral victory may lure a small number of American tech workers to Canada but could prove a bigger draw in enticing Canadian tech expats back home from the U.S., a top

Published on: November 10th, 2016 Christine Wong

Canada’s top business technology management students to compete in competition hosted by ITAC, ITWC

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to partner with IT World Canada to host the first National Business Technology Management (BTM) Student Competition between Schools represented by teams of two to

Published on: September 27th, 2016 ITBusiness Staff

The IT skills shortage — fact or myth?

For some years now, I have been seeing a reasonably large number of articles about the "impending skills shortage" in IT. Based partly on my own recent experience and also on that of

Published on: March 8th, 2016 William Turgeon

Canada’s IT labour shortage: Challenges and opportunities

The productivity gap in Canada is widening. At the same time, the Canadian IT market is experiencing increased demand, yet has a serious forecasted labour shortage. In a research note released by IDC

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Brian Clendenin

Canadian IT hiring expectations steady for the rest of the year

IT hiring for the rest of the year will likely be as steady as it was at the beginning of 2014, a new survey of Canadian CIOs suggests. According to Robert Half Technology,

Published on: June 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Canadian high school students groomed by tech companies

Prospective employers say their needs aren’t being met. By helping Canadian students enter and flourish in IT-related careers, private sector companies are making efforts to improve the IT skills crunch – and a

Published on: November 20th, 2008 Jennifer Kavur

You need the “right skills” to land that IT job

Despite high energy prices, the rising cost of living, falling retail sales, and a host of other troubling economic indicators, IT hiring is still showing some signs of life. You just need to

Published on: October 21st, 2008 Todd R. Weiss