The Fredericton Area IT survey was conducted by Greater Fredericton Social innovation in partnership with the Atlantic Canadian Opportunities Agency and Civic Tech Fredericton. The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the Fredericton Area IT sector, including demographic and sector information, along with more detailed information on the experience of New Canadians / immigrants.
Barriers to employment for New Canadians included racial discrimination in hiring processes, lack of experience in hosting New Canadians, and non-transferable credentials. These barriers were reflected in lower income ranges and the amount of time it took to find employment in the Fredericton area.
Other areas of interest include commonly defined soft and technical skills for success in the sector, the services that helped respondents find employment in the Fredericton area, and what to expect in the next 5 years for the retention of our IT sector.