Are you ready for a career in IT? ICTC forecasts 88,000 new jobs in Ontario by 2021

The demand for IT professionals continues to rise, according to the latest report “Navigating the Digital Shift – Outlook 2021” from the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC). Of a potential 216,000 new ICT jobs across Canada by 2021, 88,000 are projected for Ontario.

This new era of industrialization is fuelled by peer-to-peer consumerism and the rise of intelligent and autonomous systems. According to the report, projections show that adoption in areas such as data-fueled artificial intelligence (AI), 5G connectivity and blockchain will herald a new demand for skilled talent.

Read the full report here: https://www.ictc-ctic.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ICTC_Outlook-2021-ENG-Final.pdf

Careers in IT yield some of the highest paying salaries in today’s economy. In 2019, according to Glassdoor, 10 out of the top 25 highest paying jobs in the United States are IT positions. Earning a degree from the School of Information Technology (ITEC) at York University can open doors to high-paying careers including:

  • Enterprise Architect
  • Software Development Manager
  • Applications Development Manager
  • Solutions Architect
  • Data Architect
  • IT Program Manager
  • Systems Architect
  • UX Manager
  • Cloud Engineering
  • Analytics Manager

As technology continues to evolve, the need for talented IT professionals will grow. ITEC is committed to teaching students the skills to understand technologies and the ability to deal with complex organizational and social environments.