ICTC announces ICT jobs outpace all others combined in 2014 led by business system analysts, multimedia designers, graphic illustrators

Quoting: Job growth in ICTs exceeded the overall Canadian labour market considerably in 2014 with three quarters of notable gains and the last quarter remaining unchanged. The ICT unemployment rate has remained steady at 2.2%. Informatics / business systems analysts saw the highest employment growth in November, followed by multimedia designers / graphic illustrators. The…


The quest for global e-talent

While in Geneva at the ITU World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), I talked with Namir Anani, President and CEO of the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) and invited him to provide his views since they impact ICT executives and professionals. Here are his thoughts: We have witnessed in recent decades unprecedented global…


Chat: Namir Anani, President & CEO Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

Namir Anani, President and CEO of the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), is the chief strategist and driving force in bringing ICTC’s world-class centre of expertise and services to industry, education and government; enabling Canada’s advancement as a leader in innovation and productivity in the global economy. Before joining ICTC, Namir previously led Policy…

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Tech Skillz Crunch – Coming to a Business near You

A study was just released this week by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), in partnership with the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), which paints a pretty alarming picture for businesses across Canada. It shows that there is a major skills and labour shortage looming in the technology sector. With tech being such…

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Dr. Catherine Boivie, CEO Inventure Solutions, Senior VP Vancity, Founding Chair CIO Association of Canada: Deep Insights from Renowned Innovator, “Most Powerful” Senior Executive

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Dr. Catherine Boivie, CEO Inventure Solutions, Senior Vice President Vancity, Founding Chair CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN), Board Director Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), Board Director Simon Fraser University Dean’s External Advisory Board,…


ICTC and CIPS Announce Partnership To Advance Workforce and Professionalism in Canada

OTTAWA – November 2010 – The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) and CIPS announced a strategic partnership to enhance workforce development and professionalism for the ICT sector across Canada. ICTC is drawing from its ICT Competency Profiles framework to develop a national professional ICT career pathway program, I-ADVANCE¬©. This program will enable the ICT…