Cybersecurity is increasingly driving innovation and economic activity in Canada. It already contributes $1.7 billion to Canada’s GDP and consists of over 11,000 well-paying jobs. With the global cybersecurity industry forecasted to grow by 66% by 2021, thousands of additional jobs could be created for Canadians in the years ahead. Governments, academia, and members of the private sector can work together to create new opportunities, drive investment, and foster leading-edge research and development
The Cybersecurity Talent Alliance (CTA) is an ITAC led effort to draw knowledge and commitment from all stakeholders to help address the skills gap in Canada related to cybersecurity.
The CTA purpose is to energize and promote a collaborative network, and provide a partner ecosystem for cybersecurity education, training and workforce development. The Alliance fulfills its mission by coordinating with government, academia, and industry partners to build on existing programs, facilitating change and innovation, and bring leadership and vision to increase the number of skilled cybersecurity professionals in both the public and private sectors. The CTA provides a mechanism for participants to collaboratively design strategies, develop and promote concepts and initiatives, and pursue actions that advance cybersecurity education, training and workforce development.