SAS CEO Jim Goodnight on the importance of education, STEM, and ending the skills gap

TORONTO - SAS CEO Jim Goodnight is no stranger to education initiatives, and during a recent trip earlier in the year to Toronto, ITWC got a chance to sit down with him to

Published on: March 29th, 2018 Alex Radu

The tech jobs employers are hiring for the most and where to find them: Indeed.com report

Canada’s vast IT skills gap is no secret, with the Information and Communications Technology Council reporting that more than 216,000 tech-related jobs in the country will need to be filled by 2021. Job

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Leadership symposium highlights the need for more women in management positions and how to get there

It’s no secret that gender parity in most industries still has a long way to go. While women make up half or almost half of all professionals in the accounting, medicine, and law

Published on: July 7th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Avanade CEO on how businesses can tackle the skills gap and accrue talent

TORONTO - Every business dipping its toe into the digital age is worrying about the skills gap. So what can they do to tackle that gap and accrue talent? As a senior leader  of

Published on: June 23rd, 2017 Alex Radu

Canada’s tech industry needs more women, ITAC says

Canada has an ICT skills shortage problem, and more women joining the industry is the answer, according to a report released today by the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC). The organization reports

Published on: December 6th, 2016 Alex Radu

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

Toronto Canada’s top city for IT skills, Calgary most expensive, CBRE says

Canada's tech sector employment has surged by almost 25 per cent in the past five years and some of its biggest urban cities and their surrounding areas are the best places to find

Published on: November 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

ITAC tells government how to close its digital skills gap

If Canada wants to remain competitive on the world stage, its government must adapt to the digital age - and that includes closing the skills gap, according to a report released today by

Published on: October 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Ladies Learning Code aims to close IT skills gap by bringing tech education to 10M Canadians

A new initiative by Ladies Learning Code aims to hit the organization's largest audience yet. The Toronto-based not-for-profit, which its organizers formed in 2011 to bring tech education to as many children, teachers

Published on: October 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How online training increases employee engagement

You have to go a long way to find any employee truly engaged with their work these days. According to Gallup's State of the Workplace report released in 2014, only 13 percent of workers

Published on: July 16th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

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

Employee training: Is this as good as it gets?

A recent Conference Board of Canada release, Learning and Development Outlook, indicates that Canadian organizations have increased their spending on employee training by $17 per employee, modestly reversing a downward trend of the

Published on: March 27th, 2014 Marylka Empey

To narrow your skills gap, hire your interns and co-ops – and train them well

Although the threat of a skills gap continues to loom large in the IT industry in Canada, hiring young people and certifying their skills might be the best way to build a more

Published on: May 16th, 2013 Candice So