Skills shortages and labour migration in the field of information and communication technology in Canada, China, Germany and Singapore

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Author: Duell, Nicola


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industries have seen impressive growth over the past few years. As ICT becomes integral to other sectors, transforming the way they work, the ICT sector itself is experiencing rapid change. Digitalization is reshaping economies across the world, including those of Canada, China, Germany and Singapore, and it is a significant driver of increasing demand for ICT specialists - both in the ICT sector and across many other sectors of the economy. However, a shortage of skilled ICT workers is becoming a major concern for governments, and employers...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; 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; China; Germany; Singapore; North America; Asia; Europe

Published: Geneva, Switzerland: ILO, 2020

Physical description: 115 p.

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ISBN: 9789220328576 (print); 9789220328569 (web PDF)

Statement of responsibility: Nicola Dull

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 141.1217

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