// What Are You Looking For?
Explore key economic sectors, new career pathways, and employment prospects at all levels.
Transform your career with emerging skills, industry-verified microcredentials, and an ecosystem of connected learners.
A bold new approach to identifying high demand and emerging skills, opportunities for learners to remain job-ready through lifelong learning, and the tools needed to articulate job readiness to prospective employers.
TALENT provides industry-approved skills development opportunities to students, alumni, and working professionals, shaping job readiness for the high-growth digital careers of tomorrow.
By equipping professionals with in-demand job skills, and ensuring employers know exactly where to find them, TALENT closes the gap between qualified candidates and Canada’s key economic sectors.
TALENT’s global network of employers benefits from a steady supply of industry-ready professionals, allowing them to fill their talent pools and meet the evolving skills needs of tomorrow.
Let's Close The Skills Gap
In Canada, there is a gap between the large numbers of post-secondary graduates, their respective training, and the needs of real-world employers. TALENT’s mission is to close this gap by better preparing the workforce for future opportunities, and by better supporting employers to communicate their needs and connect with skilled professionals.
Ontario Chamber of Commerce members cited finding someone with the proper qualifications is their top challenge.
small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) identified skills shortages as a major competitive challenge.
employers say skills requirements will increase over the next decade.
annual GDP is foregone because of skills shortages in Ontario
// Master The Skills That Matter
Learners are always in high demand. Whether you’re a student weighing your career options, or a professional reimagining your career path, TALENT works with industry experts to help you identify the skills you need and master them in the way you want.
// Be Industry Ready
Build the skills today for the industries of tomorrow.
Canada’s labour force is undergoing a digital transformation while also recovering from a pandemic-induced economic slowdown. In these extraordinary times, the opportunities to innovate, grow, and prepare for the high-growth jobs of tomorrow are endless.
Solar, wind, natural gas, nuclear, bioenergy, and hydro-electric. Ontario’s energy industry is powered by the planet and filled with potential.
From automotive design to large-scale processing plants, Ontario is home to some of the world’s most cutting-edge advanced manufacturing opportunities.
The pandemic has put a spotlight on the essential role that healthcare plays in society. Challenging, rewarding, and always in high demand, careers in healthcare are second to none.
The Ontario Tech Talent Initiative will be of significant help to small- and medium-sized enterprises with their skills training needs. I also see incredible value for large enterprises who face the challenge of recruiting and retaining employees with the evolving skills sets employers need.
Dietmar Reiner // Employer
Senior Vice-President, Enterprise Projects, Ontario Power Generation
In the tech industry, there is an enormous leap from university to the professional world. TALENT helps connect learners to the right resources they need to enhance their skillsets, all while helping them utilize their passions! This is crucial for job candidates looking to stand out and land their dream jobs.
Anirudh Mungre // Alumni
Bachelor of Engineering, Ontario Tech University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Setting yourself apart is important, especially in nursing where everyone has the same license and degree as you. TALENT helps students and alumni determine how they should invest their time and effort as it relates to skills development. They advise on which skills are in-demand right now and they have valuable insight into future skills needs. Students can be confident that they are receiving accurate guidance as TALENT works alongside industry leaders to ensure students are able to find meaningful employment.
Taaha Ijaz // Alumni
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Ontario Tech University, Faculty of Health Sciences
Professional athletes still practice and multi-platinum recording artists still rehearse. To be competitive—not just compliant—we must continually challenge ourselves to get better at our respective craft. Skill development resources, such as TALENT's microcredentials, help learners do exactly that. Whether you're looking to perfect an existing skill or develop a new skill altogether, TALENT will lead you to success and help you remain meaningfully employed throughout your working life.
Dan Walters // Staff
Practicum and Internship Coordinator, Ontario Tech University, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities