Canada lacks IT talent

With the acceleration of digitalization during the pandemic, skilled information technology (IT) labor remains hard to find in Canada.

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In its “Global Future In-Demand Skills” report released on Tuesday, Randstad Sourceright reveals that IT talent is mainly concentrated in the United States, India, China and the United Kingdom, while Canada is experiencing a shortage in this area. domain. “The productivity of Canadian IT companies is challenged by the scarcity of talent and the skills gap,” said Jean-François Vézina, executive vice president and head of Randstad Sourceright in Canada.

As the pandemic has caused demand to explode, employers are finding it increasingly difficult to find IT talent. “The balance between supply and demand in these markets over the past 18 months has been very dynamic, with wage inflation impacting all categories,” a statement read.

This report has enabled Randstad Sourceright to identify the nine most in-demand skills in Canada.

At the top of this list is cloud computing, which has the most job postings and only 15 candidates. Also, certain areas, such as cybersecurity and data science, have proven to have a large pool of junior talent.

“Through this market analysis, [les dirigeants du capital humain] will be able to better understand where they stand and how to attract candidates who will help their company improve its performance and, ultimately, stand out from the competition,” explained Jean-François Vézina.

The nine most in-demand IT skills in Canada:

1. Cloud Computing

2. Cybersecurity

3. Data Science

4. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (AA)

5. User Interface (UI)/EU Design

6. Internet of Things (IOD)

7. Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtual Reality (VR)

8. Blockchain

9. Automation of robotic processes

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