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By 11 December 2018 No Comments

Ottawa — December 11, 2018

Today, the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is delighted to announce the addition of 125 Work Integrated Learning placements especially for Cybersecurity jobs (64) and Artificial Intelligence jobs (61) this year.

Forecasting the growth of cybersecurity-related occupations in Canada, ICTC estimates that by 2023, Canada will see a demand for approximately 40,000- 53,000 cybersecurity practitioners (such as certified information systems security professionals, security architects, security engineers, security specialists, etc.), and in total there will be over 100,000 cybersecurity-related jobs created (including occupations like ethical hacker, virus technician, vulnerability assessor, etc.) across a variety of industries.

“We are delighted to work with the industry and academic partners from across Canada.  WIL Digital is a significant milestone in addressing the skills and labour shortages while strengthening Canada’s digital advantage in a global economy,” said Namir Anani, ICTC President & CEO.

In addition to the new placements for cybersecurity and AI jobs, there are a limited number of more general ICT/Digital placements.  ICTC is now accepting applications for fall, winter and early-spring terms.  For more information on this pivotal program, visit:


Funded by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program