Optimism drives tech sector hiring in 2017, but skills shortage remains a challenge – Hays

Technology companies in Canada are optimistic about hiring next year, but some are skittish about investing in new grads, despite a shortage of talent, according to this year's Hays Salary Guide. Now in

Published on: December 7th, 2016 Gary Hilson

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

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

TalentEgg Challenges helps firms find recruitment prospects

Employers looking for a way to recruit the best students coming out of college and university might want to get cracking with TalentEgg Challenges. Toronto-based firm TalentEgg Inc. specializes on connecting post-secondary school

Published on: February 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Bitmaker Labs fiasco indicative of wider friction between startups and government

We're turning our digital innovators into paper pushers. Bitmaker Labs is used to crunching code in excess of eight hours a day and churning out Web applications in a classroom environment. But thanks

Published on: June 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canada’s IT skills shortage likely to get worse, experts say

The perennial shortage of IT talent we've witnessed over the past few years is likely to intensify even further, experts say.A radical mindset shift is required of hiring managers as well new graduates

Published on: March 15th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Canada’s IT skills shortage persists despite recession, layoffs

Despite a cruel economy that's resulted in scores of layoffs across North America, Microsoft's Canadian partners, who specialize in serving small businesses, are still challenged by an IT skills shortage, according to a

Published on: March 31st, 2009 Brian Jackson

Meagre rise in Canadian IT salaries despite “talent shortage” reports

Related article: Hot skills that get you ahead of the game in Canada's IT jobs market Despite persistent reports of an IT talent shortage, salaries in the technology sector, in 2008, posted only

Published on: October 3rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

“Skills shortage? You must be joking,” say ITBusiness.ca readers

Many Canadian companies continue to bemoan what they call the severe shortage of IT talent, and the impact this is having on their business.This was also a common refrain at the recently concluded

Published on: September 29th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Tales of skills shortage untrue say unemployed IT professionals

Terri Morgan could sell her talents to anyone that would listen, but software programs used to screen IT job applicants don't hear so well. Morgan has dealt with more résumé screening programs than

Published on: April 15th, 2008 Denise Dubie

Ontario budget seeks to address IT skills shortage

Ontario's budget, unveiled Tuesday, parcels new spending to the IT industry in the form of provisions for e-health, and spending on skills training.While welcoming these initiatives, IT industry insiders say they aren't enough

Published on: March 27th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Federal budget betrays hands off approach to Canada’s IT sector

There isn't much in the recent Federal budget that Canadian IT professionals and companies can feel really excited about. In part, this is due to finance minister Jim Flaherty's decision to put $10

Published on: March 3rd, 2008 Brian Jackson

CIO Roundtable

CIOs spend a lot of money on their IT infrastructure, but talent is becoming even more expensive.In its recently released Salary Guide, Robert Half Technology said compensation for entry-level staff will jump 3.5

Published on: February 23rd, 2007 Martin Slofstra

IT jobs: English-speaking only need apply

Language and cultural problems are among the barriers blocking foreign-born or -educated workers from being hired by Canadian IT companies, according to a preliminary survey of the industry.The study, which was commissioned by

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki