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Q1 to COVID-19
The demand for skilled talent has captured the nation’s attention. With the arrival of COVID-19, we've sharpened our focus. This report explores the live state of talent demand at Canadian startups and the growing impact of COVID-19 on job creation.
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Using job posting, job seeker, and survey data collected by Prospect from January to April 2020, this report reveals important details about the most recent state of talent demand, and loss, in Canada's tech sector. Through these multi-annual reports, our goal is to use live data to better inform the efforts of founders, people managers, policymakers, educators, and innovation leaders, as they adapt their efforts to meet the demands of a globally competitive market.
Read this report to learn about:
What type of skilled workers are most in-demand at Canadian startups?
Where are Canadian companies hiring, within the country and around the world?
How has COVID-19 impacted hiring and fundraising plans for Canadian startups and new job creation in the innovation sector?
What are the most recent trends in demand for software engineering, by job function and language?
New job creation for Canadian startups dropped by 60.9% in April 2020, a signal of COVID-19’s impact.
of Canadian startups have conducted layoffs in the wake of COVID-19, making up 5.5% of the overall workforce.
of job located outside of Canada (with CDN startups) are in the United States.
of Canada’s startup talent demand is in the province of Ontario.
Software Engineers and Sales & Biz Dev. professionals are the most in-demand groups of talent for Canadian startups.
This report was made possible thanks to the generous contribution of time and support from our Founding Partner, BDC Capital, as well as the in-kind design work contributed by You X Ventures, one of our valued National Partners.
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