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49 percent of Canadian it firms say tech companies aren’t equipped to compete globally

49 percent of Canadian it firms say tech companies aren’t equipped to compete globally

Posted by PanamericanWorld on June 01, 2016

As startup ecosystems across Canada mature, we’re reaching a point where continuing that momentum includes continuing to support companies in these ecosystems, and fostering globally competitive talent

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released a report ahead of the Canadian Internet Forum to identify pitfalls with access to internet across the country, and how this affects IT firms when it comes to accessing talent. 

The report surveyed 1,200 Canadian Internet users and 300 leaders in Canadian IT firms. More than half of the IT firms surveyed (55 percent) said that companies rely on “the ability to recruit and retain skilled workers to be competitive internationally”. At the same time, they’re concerned about the challenge of finding this talent in Canada — 40 percent of IT leaders had trouble recruiting IT professionals with the right skills and 46 per cent had difficulty filling a position in the last 12 months.

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Forty-nine percent of the companies surveyed agreed that Canadian technology companies aren’t equipped to compete globally, while 75 per cent cited the importance of “made-in-Canada” solutions for the nation’s major technology challenges

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