IT MARKET GROWTH <ul><li>Net growth of some 58,000 jobs over the next 3-5 years.
Shortage of 100,000 skilled workers is expected by 2009; 1 million by 2016
2004 through the year 2014, Labour foresees computer support specialist and systems administrator jobs growing 18 percent to 26 percent : "Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2007-07 Edition"). </li></ul>
IT Hot Jobs Projected increases in demand specifically <ul><ul><li>IT Security,
Winds of Change By 2015, a shakeout will have occured and millions of the best knowledge-based jobs in the world will become unfettered(decoupled from Western job locations) Forbes Magazine Jobs 2.0
IT MARKET in US <ul><li>The serious subprime mortgage meltdown in the US of 20%+ of mortgage market
Collapse of thousands of jobs financial sector, auto sector and beyond
US trade deficit near one Trillion dollar and growing, national debt over $9 Trillion, debt grows by $1.25 billion per day </li></ul>
North American Educational Market <ul><li>Declining interest in science, math, and engineering
From 2004-5 to 2008-9 predicted that colleges will see a general decline of 21 per cent in total enrollment in technology programs. Information Technology and Communication Council(April 2007 </li></ul>
Barriers to Employment <ul><li>70% of newcomers trying to enter the workforce confront at least one problem regarding transferability of foreign qualifications.
Canada receives 220,000 to 245,000 International Educated Professionals per year