Waterloo Region has fastest-growing tech market in Canada: report

WATERLOO REGION — A new report on Canada's 10 leading tech markets says Waterloo Region is the fastest-growing, with the largest increase in new tech jobs over the past five years.

The 2016 Scoring Tech Talent Report, issued Monday by commercial real estate and investment firm CBRE Canada, found that Waterloo Region recorded an increase of 74.4 per cent in new tech jobs, followed by Winnipeg at 58.5 per cent and Halifax at 50 per cent.

Total tech employment in Canada has increased about 24 per cent in the past five years.

Citing Statistics Canada data, the inaugural report said that 10,409 people were employed in the region's tech sector in 2015. That represents about 2.9 per cent of total jobs in the region.

Read the full story at southwesternontario.ca.

Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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