Media Advisory - Invitation to Attend - Labour Market Day To Probe Depths of Canada's Tech Sector

    TORONTO, April 12 /CNW Telbec/ - A series of reports on the state of
Canada's technology labour force by a group of prominent researchers has
prompted the creation of a national tech labour market information day.
    Labour Market Information Day, organized by the Information
Communications Technology Council (ICTC), will be held in Toronto on
April 18th at the Albany Club, 91 King Street East.

    The research reports will be presented by their authors between 8 AM and
11 AM:


        - Diversity: The Competitive Edge by Wendy Cukier, Ryerson University
          Reviews the Canadian tech sector and the skills shortage that is
          impeding performance in the industry and illustrates the
          competitive advantage of a diverse workforce.

        - Jobs 2.0: How Canada Can Win in the 21st Century Global Marketplace
          by David Ticoll, CEO of Convergent Strategies.
          Examines one potential scenario for national success in an era of
          globalized IT services.

        - Enhancing the Productivity of Small and Medium Enterprises With
          Technology by Roger Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Management,
          University of Toronto and James B. Milway, Executive Director,
          Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity.
          Explores the hypothesis that productivity can be improved if
          information regarding the benefits of IT solutions is provided to
          businesses to enable them to communicate with IT providers and to
          acquire new technologies.

        - Current Snapshot of the Canadian IT Labour Market by Andre Bisson,
          Branham Group.
          Identifies key labour market knowledge needs for supply and demand
          issues including: the types of skills in demand, employment levels
          by occupation, and the role of internationally educated
          professionals in the supply of IT workers.

        - Outlook for the Canadian IT Occupational Employment by John
          O'Grady, Partner, Prism Economics and Analysis.
          Presents a forecast of areas of growth in the Canadian technology
          sector in the next four years.

    About ICTC

    The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a
not-for-profit sector council, funded in part by the Government of Canada's
Sector Council Program. We are dedicated to creating a strong, prepared and
highly educated Canadian ICT industry and workforce. ICTC is a catalyst for
change that will provide labour market intelligence, life-long professional
development and quality education and training for the Canadian ICT industry,
educators, governments and the ICT workforce.

For further information:

For further information: Shaun Markey, (613) 728-9951,

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