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
- 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,
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.
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,