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Looking for North American Tech Talent? Check out these Canadian Cities

Recognition of Canada’s innovative and competitive technology sector keeps pouring in.  According to CBRE Group Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, Toronto is North America's third-ranked market for tech talent, coming in just behind the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle.

Based on the findings in CBRE's 2019 Scoring Tech Talent report. Toronto's pool of tech talent grew at the fastest pace of all 50 markets measured, adding an eye-popping 80,100 tech jobs in the past five years, a 54 per cent increase. Toronto, Canada’s largest city, nearly equaled the number of tech jobs created in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2013. And that does not even include the massive growth in Toronto-adjacent cities like Waterloo and Hamilton.

Canadian cities are well-represented in the Tech Talent ranking. Vancouver, British Columbia rose 13 spots to rank 12th, which was the greatest year-over-year improvement of any North American market. According to CBRE Canada Vice Chairman Paul Morassutti. "Vancouver’s 42.6 per cent growth in tech jobs over the past five years puts it among the leading markets on the continent."

Quebec’s largest city, Montreal, ranked No. 13 and is also the most cost effective of all 50 tech markets analyzed by CBRE. Ottawa, Canada’s national capital, also cracked the top 20, ranking 19th in the Tech Talent report.

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