Talking Data Science with new immigrant IT professionals in Toronto.
The demand for talent in the IT sector in Canada has seen incredible growth over the past 15 years. The current unemployment rate for professionals in this field is the lowest in history at 1.9% (by contrast, the overall unemployment rate in Canada is over 6.5%). Some trends in the workforce include a relatively aging workforce, 11% is over the age of 55 compared with 4% in 2001. The workforce is highly educated with the majority of the workforce having at least a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Finally, the workforce is also increasingly multi-cultural with 37% born outside of Canada.
Information Technology (IT) Connections helps internationally-trained IT professionals pursue their careers in Canada. Participants learn Canadian IT-sector standards, terminology, and tips on how to enhance their job search. IT Connections was designed in close collaboration with key stakeholders – employers, professional associations and an academic institution.
Information Technology Connections is funded by the Government of Ontario and delivered in partnership with Ryerson University. The IT Connections program is sponsored by Accenture. The Project Management component of the program is generously sponsored by PMI-SOC.
To learn more about Information Technology Connections, please click here to email Robert Tortian or call 905.361.2522.