The Challenges NPower Canada Addresses

NPower Canada recruits unemployed and underemployed job seekers into programs that provide participants with free in-demand digital and professional skills training, and connects them to new and rewarding career opportunities with some of Canada’s largest employers. Through consultation with a wide range of employers, NPower Canada’s comprehensive curriculum ensures participants are equipped with the in-demand technical and professional skills most sought after by industry. The programs are rounded out with corporate mentors, guest speakers and coaching.

Challenge #1

According to the baseline scenario, ICTC forecasts that by the end of 2025, employment in the digital economy will reach 2.26 million or roughly 11% of all employment in Canada. This means that the Canadian digital economy will see a demand for 250,000 additional jobs.”

Source: ICTC Digital Talent Outlook 2025 (page 48)

Challenge #2

There are many organizations across Canada that have unfilled, entry level ICT jobs. Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2019 Canadian companies posted job openings for 135,000 tech positions.

Source: Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Cyberprovinces, 2020

NPower Canada bridges the gap between non-traditional and diverse job seekers and employers hiring IT talent.

NPower Canada Model

NPower Canada Model


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