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Canadian IT Employers Use Contract Work to Circumvent Skill Shortage

In a recent Hays Canada survey, 67% of IT employers reported moderate-to-extreme skill shortages, a problem tempering many corporate hiring strategies in 2015. Although permanent staffing will likely rise this year—half of respondents intend to expand their workforces—a lack of specialized … Continue reading

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Market Watch: Hot IT Jobs in 2015

Results from the 2015 ComputerWorld Forecast Survey are in. Of the 194 IT executives questioned, a quarter intends to increase IT staff in the New Year, particularly in areas associated with infrastructure expansion. The chart below summarizes the results, ranking … Continue reading

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RBC Joins TD and CIBC in Backing CanWIT

Recently announced, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) became the third financial institution to sponsor the non-profit Canadian Women in Information Technology (CanWIT), an organization dedicated to promoting young women in tech-based roles. Through this agreement, each organization will contribute … Continue reading

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2014 IT Skill Shortage

In 2013, Canada ranked ninth on a global workplace survey that measured skill shortages across the world. Although Japan, Germany, the US, and other front-running countries reported worse conditions, it seems Canadian employers still struggle to fill high-end positions in … Continue reading

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Is Canada’s Job Market In a Bad Place?

For those who follow the Financial Post, you may have stumbled upon a recent article addressing the Canadian job market, particularly its lack of growth. Though 20,000 some-odd jobs were created in August, this year contends for title of “‘weakest annual payroll … Continue reading

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Canadian Market Update: 95,000 New Jobs Created in the Month of May 2013

According to Statistics Canada, the month of May marked the country’s largest employment spike of the last decade, providing a total of 95,000 new jobs for Canadians. As a result of this increase, Canada’s unemployment rate dropped marginally by 0.1%, … Continue reading

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Canadian Business Market — 200,000 Job Vacancies 2013

Statistics Canada has launched their Quarterly Job Vacancy Report. In this report, it has been estimated that there are currently 200,000 full-time positions available with Canadian businesses — a number significantly below last year’s average. Although this may seem like … Continue reading

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