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In Canada, a shortage of 182,000 IT specialists is expected.

In Canada, a shortage of 182,000 IT specialists is expected.
According to the IT labor market report and the forecast for the future of 5 years, in Canada there is a shortage of 182,000 IT professionals in the labor market of higher technology. A great demand is expected for specialists in information systems, analysts and consultants, computer and network operators, web programmers and developers, software engineers and others.
Canada is moving towards a major shortage of qualified talents from the sphere of higher information technology in the coming years. The main reason for the shortage is the discrepancy between the skills of local specialists, the imbalance of supply and demand, the aging of cadres and other factors.
As you know Immigration to Canada has always been based on Skilled Worker Skilled Skills specialists, so the lack of specialists will positively impact those who wish to immigrate to Canada.
Increased demand for specialists from the below listed professions will definitely increase their chances of immigration to Canada and accelerate the immigration process. All those who are registered under the federal program (Federal Skilled Worker Program) and Express Entry, will find many opportunities to receive a job offer from Canadian employers, which will add an additional 600 points & # 8212; factor that guarantees the status of a permanent resident of Canada.
The highest demand and shortage is expected in the following specialists:
Information systems, analysts and consultants.
Computer and network operators and web programmers and web developers.
Computer programmers and developers.
Software developers.
Graphic designers and illustrators.
Managers of computer and information systems.
Analysts and database administrators.
Average demand includes:
Engineers of electronic technologies.
User support technicians.
Quality control techniques.
Low demand include:
British Columbia (Britsh Colombia) & # 8212; A lack of about 20,900 ICT positions (information and communication technologies) is expected within the next five years. More than 15,500 positions in Vancouver, more than 1,700 in Victoria County, and about 3,600 in the rest of British Columbia.
Ontario (Ontario) & # 8212; A shortage of about 76,300 ICT positions is expected within the next five years. More than 52,700 in the Greater Toronto area, about 9,700 in Ottawa County, more than 3,800 in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge region, and over 9,900 in the rest of Ontario.
Quebec - There is a shortage of about 49,600 ICT positions over the next five years. About 35,600 in Montreal, around 9,900 in Quebec, and more than 3,900 in the rest of Quebec.
Alberta - There is a shortage of about 17,300 ICT positions over the next five years. Over 10,600 positions in Calgary, 4,000 in Edmonton, and more than 2,500 in the rest of Alberta.
Manitoba - A deficit of more than 4,000 ICT positions is expected within the next five years. 3300 in Winnipeg and over 600 in the rest of Manitoba.
Saskatchewan & # 8212; A deficit of about 3,900 ICT positions is expected over the next five years. More than 1,400 in the city of Regina, more than 1,100 in Saskatoon, and more than 1,300 positions in the rest of Saskatchewan.
Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia) & # 8212; A deficit of about 3,200 ICT positions is expected within the next five years. 2,900 in Halifax and over 300 in the rest of Nova Scotia.
New Brunswick - A shortage of about 2,200 ICT positions is expected over the next five years. More than 900 in Moncton, 800 in Fredericton, 300 in St. John, and 100 in the rest of New Brunswick.
Newfoundland and Labrador (Newfoundland and Labrador) & # 8212; A lack of about 3,800 ICT positions is expected for the next five years. 2400 in St. John's and more than 1,200 in the rest of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Prince Edward Island - A shortage of about 1500 ICT positions is expected within the next five years. 900 in Charlottetown and more than 500 in the rest of Prince Edward Island.
The authors of the report also finished off the potential of some social segments of this labor market, including foreign specialists immigrating to Canada. Also, the author of the report expressed the opinion about the need to create programs to integrate immigrants into the labor market of higher technologies. Programs should combine training and practice in the workplace. According to the author, the employment of foreign ITK specialists will open up excellent opportunities for both newly arrived immigrants and Canadian employers.
source: www.digcompass.ca.
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