Synthesis report: skills shortages and labour migration in the field of information and communication technology in Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand

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Author: Goel, Shreya


Digitalization is a key driver of change. As information and communication technology (ICT) continues to advance and digital technologies are further integrated into sectors across our economies, the skills that are needed the most also continue to change and are increasingly in demand. To better understand the implications for the world of work, the ILO's 'Future of Work in Information and Communication Technology (ICT)' project has for the past two-and-a-half years conducted in-depth research on anticipated needs for skilled ICT workers and formulating strategies to address labour...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Labour market; Industry; Technology; Migration; Gender; Qualifications; Policy

Keywords: Trend; Digital skills; Skill shortage; Skills mismatch; Skilled migration; Employment pattern; Working conditions; Employment opportunity; Recruitment; Employee retention; Personnel management; Skill development; Education and training opportunity; Older worker; Training policy; Labour mobility; Barrier; Regulation; Skill certification; Policy implications; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Canada; India; Thailand; Singapore; China; Indonesia; Germany; North America; Asia; Europe

Published: Geneva, Switzerland: ILO, 2020

Physical description: 43 p.

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ISBN: 9789220330203 (print); 9789220330197 (web PDF)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 141.1219

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