The search for high-tech talent

By Joyce Grant
Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/07/2003

The demand for IT professionals, already hot, is about to boil over.

Recruiters thought that once the Y2K problem was over, the need for high-tech workers would diminish. But the opposite is happening. High-tech projects that were delayed because of the bug, are now on the front burner. And everyone is looking for skilled people to do the work.

“The recruitment issue is a huge problem — not a small problem — a huge problem,” says recruiter David Perry, of Perry-Martel International. “In Ottawa in particular, it’s about to become unbearable.”