Software developers are an indispensable part of Canada’s increasingly digital economy. But our knowledge and understanding of the developer community is limited; to date, we have relied on traditional market analysis, which does not capture the full scope of this evolving profession. How many developers are out there? What kind of education do they have, and how much do they earn? Which languages do they use? How easy it is for them to find a job in Canada?
To further our understanding of the future of work, we have partnered with Stack Overflow, the largest and most trusted online knowledge community for developers, to zoom in on this critical component of Canada’s tech talent pool.
Our report, Stacking Up: A Snapshot of Canada’s Developer Talent, offers detailed insights to bring Canada’s developers into focus. With this clearer understanding of our existing talent, we can keep skilled developers in Canada, better attract global tech companies, and continue to open the tech playing field to everyone.
The reason for our focus on developers is simple: as firms across the economy embrace software solutions, developers are not only in demand, but are driving change in industries and fields that reach far beyond what we think of as the traditional tech sector. From startups to large organizations, in industries ranging from finance to healthcare, they can be found all across Canada’s public and private sectors.