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Four of LinkedIn’s top 12 technology-skilled cities are Canadian

Written by Sissi Wang
Published in Canadian Business

LinkedIn and CivicAction, in partnership with the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario have unveiled LinkedIn’s economic research on the tech sector in the Greater Toronto Area. The release of Toronto data is part of LinkedIn’s world wide economic graph initiatives.

The social networking company looked at the profiles of its 1.9 million members located in the GTA, and extracted information such as their listed skills and the region’s companies, jobs and schools. What they found was that 11%, or 214,000 of LinkedIn’s GTA members have technology skills, making it the city with the fifth highest proportion of technology-skilled members around the world (San Francisco is number one at 14.9%; Montreal is seventh at 10.6%; Calgary is 11th at 10.2%; and Vancouver is 12th at 10.2%).

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