Mississauga, ON (Feb.15, 2019) – The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) welcomes today’s announcement by The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance regarding the launch of the Future Skills Council and the Future Skills Centre. Future Skills will help Canadians prepare for, get and keep jobs as technology and business innovations continue to transform the labour market.
ITAC has been a strong advocate for investment in skills development in the face of growing demand for technology professionals, as well as changes across the Canadian economy. The Association has called for a near doubling of the growth rate of the highly qualified professional information, communications and technology (ICT) workforce, to expand it from 550,000 in 2018 to 750,000 by 2025. ITAC also projects accelerating demand for mid-skilled technicians and related professionals – currently 300,000 strong..Read More