Canada's destination for talent
The key to unlocking long-term economic growth lies in our talent. Also known as human capital, talent is the number of educated, experienced and skilled people available to work. In a fast-changing world, being Canada’s leading destination for talent is critical to Calgary's continued economic prosperity. Calgary has a long history of attracting and employing industry-specific talent. Our talent base has expanded significantly over the last two decades, allowing Calgary’s economy to grow and diversify and provide our highly educated labour force with transferable skills. What we have now is a connected and supportive city rich in technology, entrepreneurialism and visionaries. We have a very skilled and educated workforce that is eager to shift towards new and enterprising economic opportunities.
Digital transformation in talent
With the rapid advancement of technologies and automation disrupting the nature of industries, having skilled workers to support and grow technology-oriented companies is essential in Calgary.
SAIT announces $30 million gift to establish a school of advanced digital technology
27 per cent increase
Employment of Software Developers & Programmers grew 27.5 per cent in 2019
Live Tech, Love Life
Calgary Economic Development ad campaign positioning Calgary as Canada's Most Adventurous Tech City to support companies in recruiting and attracting high-demand tech talent