About this Report
Breaking Into Tech provides a complete picture of the talent and skills needs of tech companies, as well as the different routes that workers travel to gain entry into the tech sector in Waterloo region.
Robust demand for new talent is a great sign – it means that companies are growing and opportunities are being created. The search for talent can also be one of the most frustrating experiences facing growing tech companies. Finding the right workers with the right skills and matching them to the right job is a challenging process which lacks a clear set of guidelines and formula for success.
Informed by interviews with leaders in Waterloo’s tech community, this report provides a set of key takeaways for employers and aspiring tech workers alike, on the process of finding and retaining top tech talent. Led by Communitech and powered by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (BII+E), this report offers insight into how tech companies recruit, assess and nurture workers to ensure the company has the talent they need to grow.
Read this report to help you:
- Understand the talent and skills components of specific in-demand careers inside Waterloo tech companies.
- Learn more about the different job pathways that workers travel to enter and navigate between companies in the Waterloo region.