The ICT jobs of Canada are on the rise because a lot of foreign investors are finding the country’s ICT industry as one of the world’s best. Here is a short list of the reasons:
- There are about 32,000 firms focusing on ICT. This number includes 2,300 multi-media entities.
- In 2005 alone, there are close to 600,000 workers, with more than 40% of them holding university degrees.
- In 2006, a sum of $5.7B was spent on R&D.
- Since 1997, the ICT industry rose by 109%.
Some developments on Canadian Communication Jobs
A Pennsylvania-based provider of the BPO solutions disclosed of their plans to add up to 100 positions for new agents for Sherbrooke of Quebec. They are doing this to meet enhanced demands for bilingual Customer Care and Technical Support services, all on behalf of a telecom entity. The languages concerned for this kind of service are French and English. This would be good news to unemployed bilingual Canadians, who are waiting for such positions in the communications line. This particular company opened their Sherbrooke headquarters in the first quarter of 2007.
The communication jobs according to the Economist Intelligence unit
The Economist Intelligence unit did a study regarding IT competitiveness of several countries. What were the findings? Canada ranked 6th in the whole world in terms of IT competitiveness. The country got handsome scores in the fields of IT Infrastructure and human capital development.