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ICT Labour Market Outlook 2017-2021 in Canada – Digital talent demand of around 216,000 by 2021

During the period 2011 to 2016, the Canadian digital economy experienced a steady labour growth of around 2.38%, compared to that of 1.17% for the rest of the economy. The overall digital labour force now amounts to around 1,389,000 professionals, and is re ective of the health of this economy and the expanding range of … Continue reading

Talent for ICT in Canada – The immigration stream

The application and adoption of social, mobile, applications, analytics and the cloud (SMAAC) and Internet of Things (IoT) in sectors such as health, manufacturing, natural resources, financial services and government services has created strong demand for highly skilled workers capable of implementing and managing these technologies. However, Canada is experiencing a shortage of skilled ICT … Continue reading

ICT and Work – A tendency to lead to longer working hours, to create an overlap between paid work and personal life

New information and communications technologies (ICT) have revolutionised everyday work and life in the 21st century. They enable people to connect with friends and family – as well as with work colleagues and supervisors – at any point in time; however, they also facilitate the encroachment of paid work into the spaces and times normally … Continue reading

ICT in Europe – 38% of companies reported difficulties in filling vacancies

Technological change alters the skill requirements of the labour market. Computers and advanced machinery, for example, can more easily replace workers employed in jobs which involve very intensive routine tasks, either manual or cognitive. These tasks can be easily programmed and executed by machines. ICT development and digitalisation may therefore favour the highly skilled, and … Continue reading

ICT in EU – Nearly 8 million persons

In the European Union (EU), nearly 8 million persons were employed in 2015 as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specialists, representing 3.5% of total employment. Over recent years, both the number and the share of ICT specialists in total employment have continuously increased to better adapt to an ever digitalised world. This profession continues to … Continue reading

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 qualified 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 … Continue reading

The ICT Skills Gap in Canada – 218,000 tech jobs will be created by 2020

A report released earlier this month by the Information and Communications Technology Council estimates that 218,000 tech jobs will be created in Canada by 2020. It warns that it could cost the economy billions of dollars in lost productivity, tax revenues and GDP if Canada doesn’t address the tech skills gap. “It is imperative that … Continue reading

Tech Worker in US – There is a shortage at the price big tech companies want to pay

You may have noticed that the big tech companies are agitating for an expansion of the H1B visa system whereby foreigners with certain tech skills can come and work in the US. You know, for big tech companies and the like. Easy issuance of green cards for those with those tech skills. It’s not an … Continue reading

Connected to the Workplace – Telepressure

“So the dad constantly texting coworkers from the sideline of a youth soccer game, the multitasking mom firing off work e-mails over Saturday morning breakfast and the steadfast employee sleeping with his company-issued smartphone by his pillow – these behaviours all point to the psychological state of workplace telepressure,” says Northern Illinois University, whose psych … Continue reading

Tech firms in US / Hiring more women than men

Over the last 12 months, the tech industry added 60,000 jobs, and 36,000 — or 60% — of those positions went to women, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Usually, men make up 70% to 80% of the new hires, but according to the BLS, the tide seems to have turned in the last … Continue reading

ICTs Are Expanding Job Opportunities Worldwide says the World Bank

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are transforming the world of work, creating new job opportunities and making labor markets more innovative, inclusive, and global. Three trends are driving this shift: greater connectivity, the ability to telecommute and outsource work, and globalization of skills. According to a new World Bank policy note, “Connecting to Work:  How … Continue reading

Women In Tech

Women-led companies have a higher percentage of women in senior management (24.3%) than the average representation of women in executive roles in peer companies (12.2%), according to a recent report by the Corporate Women Directors International. Think now about a recent study conducted on 1000 female executives reported only one in five women have a … Continue reading

South Africa – The ICT skills gap

South Africa’s ICT industry will face a serious skills crunch in the future unless it focuses on developing its young professionals. Matumane Tshabalala, technology solutions manager of EMC Southern Africa, says the skills are not there for high-end solution provisioning. Depending on who you speak to, the South African ICT industry faces a critical shortfall … Continue reading

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