Securing the Future: Cybersecurity Skill Trends

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Securing the Future: Cybersecurity Skill Trends

Education & Skills
Pages:21 pages30 min read

Author: The Conference Board of Canada


This research examines the increasing hiring demand for cybersecurity skills by Canadian employers and how post-secondary institutions can increase the pool of available talent by offering cybersecurity training programs.

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In this research, we use job posting data from Vicinity Jobs and projections from The Conference Board of Canada’s Model of Occupations, Skills and Technology to examine the hiring demand for cybersecurity skills by Canadian employers, and provide recommendations for ways post-secondary institutions can play a role in filling that demand by creating and implementing effective cybersecurity training programs.

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Key findings and recommendations
Demand for cybersecurity skills on the rise
Employer demand for cybersecurity skills: Data insights
Role of post-secondary institutions in training cybersecurity talent
Appendix A—Methodology
Appendix B—Bibliography

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