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Report: The Need to Replace Retiring ICT Workers Will be “Critical” in Toronto

Written by Jessica Galang
Published in BetaKit

Working with LinkedIn Canada, CivicAction, a coalition of civic leaders in the Toronto region working to address social and economic challenges in the area, has released a report examining the gaps between tech skills and opportunities in the area.

The researchers consulted potential technology employers, coding schools, and postsecondary institutions to evaluate its results; these included the City of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, and the Information and Communications Technology Council.

It was noted that a 2015-2019 labour market outlook report by the Information and Communications Technology Council projects a cumulative hiring requirement of over 50,000 information and communications technology (ICT) workers in the Toronto region. However, currently, only 19,000 ICT workers are aged 25 or younger, while 50,000 are nearing retirement.

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