Best cities in Canada for Overseas Workers
Posted on December 3, 2018
A recent study shows that cities across Canada are emerging to be the best tech talent markets. Toronto is no doubt the best among all. Other cities like Hamilton, Halifax and Quebec City have found their places in the top 10 tech talent markets list. Ottawa and Waterloo are among the top 5. The country is hence a preferable choice for Overseas Workers.
The report further shows that cities in Canada are striving to become the tech hub. The rankings are based on 13 metrics categorized under three indicators –
- Tech talent employment
- High-tech industry
- Educational attainment
Major tech firms like Uber, Etsy, LG and Samsung are investing in Toronto. Also, office deals by Microsoft, Google and TouchBistro were signed earlier this year. Ottawa comes right after Toronto. It is home to Shopify. According to CIC News, these cities possess the highest concentration of tech employment.
Let’s have a brief look at the 2018 Scoring Canadian Tech Talent Report.
- In Toronto, 82,100 jobs were created from 2012 to 2017
- Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa are responsible for 63.1 percent of the country’s job growth
- In 2017 alone Canada has added 178,800 tech job opportunities that Overseas Workers can avail of
- Mid-sized Canadian cities have shown a job growth rate of 64.8 percent
- Oshawa and Ontario are the fastest growing tech talent markets with a growth rate of 71.4
- Quebec city and Victoria also have secured places in the top 10
Ottawa leads the country with 11.2 percent tech labour concentration. This only indicates how tech-centric the Canadian job market is. The technologies that are currently trending in Canada are –
- Artificial intelligence
- Autonomous vehicles
- Software development
- Financial technology
The report also suggests that Canada is attracting investments from global tech leaders. It is boasting tech opportunities that can open doors for Overseas Workers. With increasing jobs in the market, the country will need more and more techies.
Canada is about to launch a $950 million innovation initiative for that. It will provide the funding for the development of super clusters in 5 regions of the country. The initiative will no doubt attract more Overseas Workers specialized in technology. These super clusters will comprise 450 businesses and 60 institutions. Also, it will include 180 participants in various sectors that cover 78 percent of the country’s economy.
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