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Technology Talent Insights - Canada                                       2011                                            ...
SCOPE This report is intended to provide location and talent pool insights for Canada’s software sector More specificall...
AGENDA                       1               Overview                       2               Key Canadian Clusters         ...
Overview Canada is a leading player in the G7 to do business and has some of the worlds prominent MNCs, majority of which ...
OverviewThe country is able to attract leading software investors largely due to its world renownedwork force & a culture ...
OverviewAdditionally, it has a built an edge over competitors in software product development due toits advanced telecom i...
OverviewAs a result, Canada’s software excellence has grown in established domains like EnterpriseSoftware & Web Solutions...
AGENDA                       1               Overview                       2               Key Canadian Clusters         ...
Key Canadian ClustersNearly ~85% of the total talent pool is concentrated in the key regional clusters of Ontario,Quebec a...
Key Canadian ClustersOver a third of the total talent pool is associated with R&D; Ontario again leads the pack withthe ma...
Additional Information  The full report focuses on providing in-depth coverage on location and talent pool in Canada with...
Zinnov LLC4701 Patrick Henry Dr.Building 7Santa ClaraCA – 95054Phone: +1-408-716-843221, Waterway Ave,                    ...
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Canada has emerged as a new hub for global software industry. In 2007, valued at USD 32.2 billion, Canada is home to 52,926 firms that employ approximately 262,100 professionals. Supportive government policies, world best technology infrastructure and workforce are the key factors driving software excellence in Canada.

The Canadian government has played a key role in driving investments to the region. The federal government and many of the provincial-level governments have policies in place supporting software and applications development in the form of research and development tax credits. As per some estimates, the total value of these tax credits was approximately USD 4.5 billion in 2010. Additionally, to support business investment, the region has one of the lowest marginal effective tax rates amongst the G7 countries.

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  1. 1. Technology Talent Insights - Canada 2011 Zinnov LLCZinnov LLC CONFIDENTIALThis report is solely for the use of Zinnov and Zinnov Clients.No part of it may be circulated, quoted, or reproduced for distribution without prior written permission
  2. 2. SCOPE This report is intended to provide location and talent pool insights for Canada’s software sector More specifically, the report looks at following key dimensions for analysis  Location insights  Current business landscape  Government Initiatives  Talent landscape  Education system  Infrastructure & Connectivity  Market access  Quality of life  Key capabilities  Recent investments in the country  Key services delivered  Main regional clusters  Competitive landscape  Talent ecosystem  Overall talent pool availability (at a country level) with splits for the largest regional clusters  Overall R&D talent pool (at a country level) with splits for the largest regional clusters  Hiring trends at a country level and by the 2 largest regional clusters  Fresher talent pool availability  Operating cost comparison including by compensation and other R&D expenditure PREVIEW REPORT  The current document is a preview to the complete study and provides a brief overview of the location insights with some information on the talent pool numbers 1
  3. 3. AGENDA 1 Overview 2 Key Canadian Clusters 3 Hiring Trends 4 Fresher Talent Pool 5 Cost Involved 6 Leading R&D Companies PREVIEW REPORT  The current document is a preview to the complete study and provides a brief overview of the location insights with some information on the talent pool numbers
  4. 4. Overview Canada is a leading player in the G7 to do business and has some of the worlds prominent MNCs, majority of which are US-based, investing in Canadian ICT expertise Overview of Canadian Software Sector • Valued at $32.2 billion in 2007, Canada’s software sector consists of 52,926 firms and employs approximately 262,100 people • 20 of Software Magazine’s Top 500 global software companies originate from Canada • Major Global Investors: Adobe, SAP AG, Oracle Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, IBM Corporation, Corel Corporation, Fujitsu Corporation The Citco Group announced a California based Paragon Global large IT investment in Nova Resources Inc. expanded its Scotia for 325 new jobs in operations in Nova Scotia by 150 Application Development in 2008 jobs in 2007 Recent Investments in Canada Software Sector Microsoft Corporation of Sage Software Inc. of California, Washington opened a new created 130 new jobs in Ontario Greenfield facility in British with its 2007 Greenfield Columbia with 200 new jobs in investment 2007 SAP AG of Germany opened a new Greenfield facility in Quebec with 750 new jobs created in 2007 Software Strengths: Enterprise Application, e-Security, Health, Imaging, Financial ServicesSource: Zinnov Research and Analysis 3
  5. 5. OverviewThe country is able to attract leading software investors largely due to its world renownedwork force & a culture of innovation fostered through rich R&D tax credits & industry clusters • 25000 companies in software and computer services Business • Canadian Software Excellence: Enterprise Application, Web Solutions, E-security ,Digital Media, E-Health Landscape • Canadas 30 000 information and communications technology firms make over $140 billion in revenues annually • ICT is Canadas largest private investor in R&D - $5.7 billion annually, $650 million in software alone • R&D Advantage: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa and Waterloo are particular hotbeds of software innovations Government • The total value of federal R&D tax credit expenditure is estimated to reach $4.5 billion by 2010 Initiatives • Various provinces have their own additional tax incentive programs for R&D activities carried out • Canadian federal government and many of the Canadian provincial-level governments have policies in place supporting software and applications development in the form of research and development tax credits • Canada, with several universities offering a variety of advanced program, boasts a large pool of new engineering graduates who can become successful participants in the workforce, helping companies stay Talent Landscape innovative through new ideas and knowledge. • Canada has the world’s highest percentage of college or university graduates and is ranked third globally for secondary school enrolment, well ahead of the United States (26th place) • 92 universities in Canada together produce 50,000 math, computer science and engineering graduates • Canada has some of the best engineering schools in North America and is home to 18 top engineering schools Education System • Engineers Canada is an umbrella organization for Canada’s provinces and territories, responsible for licensing over 160,000 engineers in the country. It has 239 accredited engineering undergraduate programs offered at 40 universities across the countrySource: Zinnov Research and Analysis 4
  6. 6. OverviewAdditionally, it has a built an edge over competitors in software product development due toits advanced telecom infrastructure that provides the backbone for all technology businesses  Canada has boasted federal budget surpluses for the past 10 years and aims to have the G7s lowest Competitive Economy marginal effective tax rate on business investment by 2012  Business solutions abound in Canada, where Canadian software firms turn raw data into strategic information that profits their customers. Canadian pioneers like Cognos and Open Text set the standard. • Canadas CANARIE Inc. is an advanced, high–speed backbone network that provides research infrastructure, First–class linking 80 universities and 50 colleges, over 2000 schools, 60 hospitals, 40 research centers, 40 government ICT Infrastructure departments, 10 cultural institutions and more than 40 countries • Approximately 20,000 researchers in the Government of Canada and 35 000 faculty at Canadian universities are active users • Canada and the United States have the worlds largest trading partnership under the North American Free Trade Easy Access to Agreement Worldwide Markets • IBM, Ericsson, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, SAP, EDS, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Intuit, Convergys and many others are either operating in Canada or working closely with Canadian partners through direct investment, partnerships, strategic alliances and joint ventures, subcontracting, and R&D collaborations. • Among OECD countries, Canada has the highest percentage of individuals with college or university Superior Workforce & education. The universities produce 45 000 graduates a year in mathematics, engineering, and pure and Quality of Life applied sciences • Canada tops the G7 as the safest place to live. With its spectacular environment, a vast array of cultural amenities and universal health care, Canadas quality of life is unparalleled.Source: Zinnov Research and Analysis 5
  7. 7. OverviewAs a result, Canada’s software excellence has grown in established domains like EnterpriseSoftware & Web Solutions, as well as emerging ones like E-security & Green IT Canadian Software Excellence Enterprise Application Web Solutions E- Security Green IT Software (EAS) Four of the country’s top 10 Canada is home to 3,200 firms Tackling tough problems like Canadian companies and fastest growing technology in all market segments in the technology security is an area universities such as Bell Canada, companies provide business web solutions space. 51,000 where Canada excels – from Nortel Networks, RIM, McGill applications and 57% of people are directly employed in anti-virus software to University and University of emerging Canadian software the digital interactive media cryptography and encryption, to Toronto are part of $50 million companies have their primary market mobile authentication and research consortium for carbon- area of business in the EAS intrusion detection neutral Next Generation space Internet R&D Advantage Research consortia and industry clusters across the country encourage collaboration & inspire innovation to enhance business growth. Partnerships that bring together governments, universities and industry can be found in urban centers in all regions of Canada. Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa and Waterloo are particular hotbeds of software innovation.Source: Zinnov Research and Analysis 6
  8. 8. AGENDA 1 Overview 2 Key Canadian Clusters 3 Hiring Trends 4 Fresher Talent Pool 5 Cost Involved 6 Leading R&D Companies PREVIEW REPORT  The current document is a preview to the complete study and provides a brief overview of the location insights with some information on the talent pool numbers
  9. 9. Key Canadian ClustersNearly ~85% of the total talent pool is concentrated in the key regional clusters of Ontario,Quebec and British Columbia Total Talent Pool 13.6% Total Talent Pool 12.4% 58.4% 262,000Source: Zinnov Research and Analysis 8
  10. 10. Key Canadian ClustersOver a third of the total talent pool is associated with R&D; Ontario again leads the pack withthe maximum concentration of R&D talent pool R&D Total Talent Pool 13% R&D Talent Pool 50% 91,700Source: Zinnov Research and Analysis 9
  11. 11. Additional Information  The full report focuses on providing in-depth coverage on location and talent pool in Canada with additional insights on key regional clusters, hiring trends, fresher talent pool availability, costs of operation, competitive landscape etc.  Full report on Canada can be accessed at  Zinnov ‘s Global Location & Talent Pool Portal. Sign up today for a free trial account http://zinnov.com/US/demo_signup.php  Or, email us at info@zinnov.com 10
  12. 12. Zinnov LLC4701 Patrick Henry Dr.Building 7Santa ClaraCA – 95054Phone: +1-408-716-843221, Waterway Ave, Thank YouSuite 300The WoodlandsTX – 77380Phone: +1-281-362-277369 "Prathiba Complex", 4th ACross, Koramangala Ind. Layout5th Block, KoramangalaBangalore – 560095Phone: +91-80-41127925/611, First Floor, info@zinnov.comParas Downtown Center,Golf Course Road, Sector 53, www.zinnov.comGurgaon – 122002Phone: +91-124- 4378211/13 @zinnov Zinnov LLC ( Confidential) 11
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