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ICT Skills Gap in Canada – There won’t be enough qualified people to fill more than 218,000 new jobs

Canada’s tech companies are in stiff competition for retaining top prospects. There won’t be enough information and communications technology  ICTqualified people to fill more than 218,000 new information and communications technology jobs in the country by 2020, according to a report published by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) earlier this month.

That may be years away, but organizations already struggle to find qualified applicants.

One of the top challenges for many is attracting and recruiting employees, according to an ICTC survey where more than 53 per cent of respondents identified it as a problem.

Tech companies must have an expansive recruitment strategy to bring in the best employees.

The skills needed to be a successful software developer change very rapidly, he said.

This makes it remarkably hard to teach modern, relevant software development practice. There are many techniques that will be obsolete by the time a curriculum for them is finalized, taught and used by its graduates.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  Tech talent shortage means post-secondary education no longer required


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