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Canada’s IT Spending Projected to Soar High in 2019

According to thestar.com, in 2015, the technology sector of Canada generated $117 billion of the country’s total $1.65 trillion GDP. The tech firms went all in — private-sector investment in research and development — investing $9.1 billion in innovation. Although 69 per cent of Canadian tech firms have only one to four employees, the sector is still responsible for generating 7.1 per cent of total output.

In fact, when the numbers and trends are put together, the technology industry emerges as Canada’s fastest-growing economic sector.

A Rise in Salary for IT Professionals

A big component that validates the flourishing condition of Canada’s tech scene is the annual salary of IT professionals, who enjoy much higher pay compared to the national average.

The average salary for IT professionals in the country is $67,000, while the national average salary is approximately $48,000 (that’s a whopping $19,000 difference!). Because the tech industry is evolving rapidly, IT professionals who have in-demand skills and certifications are expected to make even more.

Many Job Opportunities for Individuals with IT Certifications

Employers in the IT field are finding it difficult to hire for technical roles because of the widening skills gap in the job market. IT certifications are essential for candidates to land their dream job, climb the ladder within their company and enjoy higher pay.

If you are looking to boost your IT career, certifications are the way to go. The need for skilled professionals in domains such as robotics, smart machines and cloud computing is at an all-time high and will only surge higher in the coming years.

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