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ICTC Digital Pulse — March 25

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The Chronicle Herald: IBM helps hardwire Nova Scotia high schoolers for jobs of the future

While new jobs will be created, existing jobs will change and will require new skills. To prepare the workforce of the future, there is a critical need to reinvent our approach to education, training, re-skilling, and recruiting. We must act now to help ensure Canada’s continued economic growth and that no one is left behind.

CTV News: Smartphone app connects immigrants to Canada with key services

Arrival Advisor links immigrants to banking services, explains how to get a driver’s license and helps sort out childcare enrollment. It can also help them look for a place to rent or find a job. The app is free and runs even if the phone is not connected to WiFi. It provides services in languages including English, Arabic and French. Estey said that it will soon operate in Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Punjabi and Tagalog. Canada is becoming a tech hub. Thanks, Donald Trump!

US companies are going to keep hiring foreign tech workers, even as the Trump administration makes doing so more difficult. For a number of US companies that means expanding their operations in Canada, where hiring foreign nationals is much easier. Demand for international workers remained high this year, according to a new Envoy Global survey of more than 400 US hiring professionals, who represent big and small US companies and have all had experience hiring foreign employees.

Financial Post: Canada's cybersecurity firms keep turning to the U.S. for funding, leaving us without a homegrown leader

The Waterloo, Ont.-based firm was growing by 15 per cent a year, but it wasn’t enough to compensate him for the endless hours he was spending to get it off the ground. He was faced with a dilemma. To get there, Sprickerhoff followed a path that is becoming the norm in the domestic cybersecurity space and for many other high-tech startups: He sold a majority stake to a New York-based private-equity firm, specifically Warburg Pincus LLC, reportedly for upwards of $100 million.

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