Ottawa, February 23, 2021— To respond to Canada’s rapidly changing economy and labour market, ICTC will be beta releasing, in the next few weeks, a comprehensive Skill-to-Job Matching Tool. This tool will assist job seekers better gauge their skills against in demand occupations, and chart pathways to upskill or reskill for another industry vertical.

Job seekers currently face an unprecedented period of accelerated digitization and economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic amid Canada’s aspirations to enable an inclusive, and smart economy.

In the initial beta release of the Skill-to-Job Matching Tool, jobseekers who have a degree of technical expertise will be able to select from a list of relevant skills (ICTC research-driven) to provide a percentage score assessing their fit for the most in-demand Canadian smart economy jobs.

Subsequent releases of the tool will broaden the database of jobs to include less technical roles and provide verified and vetted course and program guidance tailored to the individual jobseeker needs.

Key features of the ICTC Skill-to-Job Matching Tool include the following:

  • Multi-factor skill-to-job matching system
  • Identifies in-demand skills suitable for each job and identifies the skills they need to develop
  • Over 40 in-demand jobs included initially
  • Anonymous participation—registration not required
  • Available in both French and English
  • Streamlined and intuitive jobseeker’s experience
  • Free to use

“We are delighted to release this critical tool at a time when job seekers face unprecedented labour market shifts and accelerated industrial digitalization. This tool is a critical first step for job seekers to map their career journey while opening the prospects for unemployed and underemployed Canadians to transition to growth sectors of the economy,” said Namir Anani, ICTC President and CEO.

Watch for the news release of ICTC’s  Skill-to-Job Matching Tool in the coming weeks.

The Information and Communications Technology Council is a not-for-profit, national centre of expertise for strengthening Canada’s digital advantage in a global economy. Through trusted research, practical policy advice, and creative capacity-building programs, ICTC fosters globally competitive Canadian industries enabled by innovative and diverse digital talent. In partnership with an expansive network of industry leaders, academic partners, and policy makers from across Canada, ICTC has empowered a robust and inclusive digital economy for over 25 years.

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