Canada is expected to create just over 180,000 IT jobs by 2019, as per the latest research paper. However, the issue is, it’s not producing the high number of technology graduates to fill the upcoming vacancies. This whole disclosure has come from ICTC (Information and Communications Technology Council) that revealed a research paper, i.e. Digital Talent: Road to 2020 on March 9, 2016. The ICTC is an entity that performs research on the technology trends in the country. It has accomplished this research in coordination with Microsoft Corporation and several other organizations and public entities.
Is Canada ready to combat the upcoming skill shortage?
Well, Canada doesn’t seem ready for the upcoming challenge that is for sure. As per the research report, Canada’s educational institutions are not producing enough number of tech graduates on an annual basis, which can hit Canada in a long term. As per the research, depending on the expansion of industries, i.e. Cyber Security, advanced manufacturing, and robotics minimum 182,000 jobs to be precise, will be available by 2019 and another 32,000 can be there in 2020. All these ICT jobs are high paying but still are not able to lure more Canadians to take up ICT as their career or main course of study.
A Few Key Steps Suggested by ICTC-
The ICTC has advised the federal government to review the Digital Talent Strategy that has the objective to encourage and promote the youngsters in Canada to take up ICT studies. It also emphasizes on giving more prominence to Computer science studies and courses right from the preliminary education in the country.
It is something that can grab Attention of Overseas ICT workers-
In 2015, a total of 12,800 students graduated with ICT related courses. Talking about the post-graduate institutions only 6 percent of the students are enrolled in ICT programs. If it remains this way, it’s more likely that Canadian provinces, territories, and employers will look for foreign talent in ICT sector. The current situation indicates that ICT is going to be the highly in-demand occupation across Canada in coming few years, which will surely make the overseas immigrants with IT skills interested in immigration to Canada.
What there for you as an IT Professional in India?
Well, if you are an IT professional looking to migrate to Canada, it is advised that you get your file best prepared in coordination with the local immigration consultant with Canada.
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