Intuit Canada has launched their 2021 Tech Talent Report, capturing findings from more than 500 English and French speaking Canadians working in the tech industry.
The report shines a light on the attitudes and perceptions of tech workers, particularly in the areas of, work-from-home culture, diversity and inclusion, innovation, and contribution to the betterment of society.
As Canada focuses on strengthening the economy; tech is continuing to grow in prominence and is emerging as an industry that can make a significant impact. Technology organizations will be critical to charting the country’s path to recovery but it starts with knowing what tech talent are thinking – this report aims to do just that.
Key findings include:
Working from home is working for tech:
- Once social distancing measures are lifted, 86% of Canadian tech workers prefer working from home at least once a week.
- 74% feel the tech industry is doing well at enabling innovation and creativity among employees working from home.
- 67% say that virtual training and education programs can better foster innovation and creativity while working from home.
Diversity and inclusion continues to be a priority for Canadian tech workers:
- 83% believe the Canadian tech industry supports diversity and inclusion, with 70% noting that organizations should continue to increase diversity in applicant hiring, screening and interview practices.
- 57% state that organizations should donate financially or mentor youth of different backgrounds to pursue tech.
Canadians are optimistic about Canada’s role as a global innovator:
- 80% believe the Canadian tech industry contributes to global tech innovation.
- Tech talent places Canada in the top 4 of 22 most technologically innovative countries.
- 73% believe that partnerships and knowledge transfer with other tech organizations will be critical in driving global innovation from Canada.
Check out the complete report here.