Home

Welcome!

Job Market

Career Paths

Explore Types of Careers

Diversity of People

Women in iT

Welcoming New Canadians

Supporting People with Disabilities

Age Is Just a Number

Testimonials

iT is Everywhere!

Featured Organizations

Information & Communications Technology Council of Canada

CompTIA

Pearson Canada

Pearson VUE

Is iT for You

Learn iT

Library


Get a copy of the Guide!



Benoit Fournier
Mentor SME Supervisor

"One thing I like from working in the iT field is that I face different challenges every day and have so many ..."

» Read More
Welcoming New Canadians

The iT sector is home to many newer Canadians, including members of visible minority groups. In fact, internationally educated professionals account for approximately 14% of iT workers.

iT recruiting managers are keen to extend a warm welcome to new Canadians - many of whom have the right blend of technical smarts, business skills and interest. There are countless stories of new Canadians who have successfully integrated into the Canadian workforce through the open doors of iT. 

Foreign credentials become an advantage
While iT executives predict that business and project management knowledge will become increasingly attractive to companies, as a complement to solid technical skills some observers note that international credentials or foreign work experience may soon emerge as a career advantage.

The reasons: many multinational companies are interested in better integrating their overseas operations from a technology perspective in order to gain efficiencies by building common platforms and processes. As well, with the growth of outsourcing of iT activities to other countries, Canadian organizations could require employees with technical, cultural and language skills from markets such as India and China, who can work well with international vendors, foreign partners or offshore project teams.

This is all good news for newcomers to Canada, who historically have found it challenging to attract employer interest in their foreign work history, education or credentials.

Spotlight Features:

» Women in iT

» Welcoming New Canadians 

» Supporting People with Disabilities

» Age Is Just a Number

» Testimonials

The iT Career Guide has been developed through the co-operation of the following sponsors:

Copyright © - All Rights Reserved - Design & Editorial by RJF Communications - Developed By O·S·Dynamics