It’s fair to say 2023 was an improvement on 2022. The pandemic recovery dominated tech – like all else – with many of us spending more time than ever in front of screens.
Not surprisingly, Techtalent.ca had a banner year with site traffic growing every month during 2023.
As we look forward to an even better 2024, let’s take a moment to reflect on what the Canadian tech community read and shared online over the past 12 months.
As the employment landscape undergoes a wave of changes, including a rise in skills-based hiring, expanding one’s toolkit is more possible—and necessary—than ever. According to data from LinkedIn, these are skills companies need most in today’s economy. Master these skills for a stack any company will want to invest in.
Deloitte Canada announced this year’s winners of the Technology Fast 50, Companies-to-Watch, and Enterprise Fast 15 awards, recognizing the world-class achievements of the best in tech companies across Canada.
In the investment and talent attraction world, the word ‘diversity’ has become ubiquitous. It’s true that most global cities have diverse populations – a critical ingredient to an innovative and dynamic economy but the Toronto Region is one of the only places in the world that truly ‘walks the walk.’
A staggering statistic was recently revealed – U.S. tech workers make 46% more than their Canadian counterparts. Amidst a cost of living plight, Canada’s highly-skilled tech talent is flocking south with the promise of higher salaries and opportunities for career advancement.
Great Place to Work, an organization that evaluates companies based on company culture, has released its 2023 list of Canada’s Best Workplaces in Technology. This year’s notable tech companies include Alida, Andgo, Intuit Canada, KUBRA, Pixieset, Thomson Reuters, and VEERUM.
LinkedIn’s Guide to Kickstarting Your Career provides a roadmap for recent graduates, shedding light on the top jobs, industries, and skills for entry-level professionals in Canada. The study includes data for individuals with or without a Bachelor’s degree and those with a recent MBA. It examines hiring patterns, remote or in-person, and hiring trends by degree level.
LinkedIn’s 6th annual Top Startups list is the resource to find the startups to pay attention to right now, featuring 15 Canadian companies that are rising to the challenges of the moment and continuing to innovate and gain attention in 2024.
LinkedIn released a list of the 25 best Canadian workplaces for knowledge economy career growth. The list is based on unique data that measures different elements of career progression, including how employees are advancing both within a company and when they leave, and how they are up-skilling while employed there.
In the world of computer science education there are institutions that stand above the rest for their exceptional programs and sought-after graduates. The QS University Rankings assesses schools worldwide, taking into account factors such as academic reputation and employer perception.
The Returners Program targets people – predominately women – ready to return to the workforce after taking time off work for reasons including childcare, family leave or unemployment, and helps train or re-train them for technology roles.