IT worker shortage

What SHRC is doing to help close the gap in the tight IT labour market
By Joyce Hampton
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/07/2003

According to the Information Technology Association of Canada, approximately 20,000 jobs for skilled IT workers in Canada go unfilled every year. According to ITAC, that number is likely growing, not decreasing.

U.S. shortage

In the U.S., there are approximately 346,000 unfilled IT positions according to a 1998 study by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), Arlington, Virginia. According to the U.S. Commerce Department’s Office of Technology Policy, between 1996 and 2006 there will be a deficit of more than 1.3 million IT workers.