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Discover Canada’s hotspots for cybersecurity careers with CyberTowns Initiative

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  • A new program called CyberTowns is identifying the best cities in Canada for cybersecurity and IT careers.
  • The initiative evaluates cities based on job opportunities, affordability, population growth, taxes, crime rates, weather, and more.

A new program called CyberTowns, launched by the Canadian Cybersecurity Network and IT World Canada, aims to highlight the top cities in Canada for cybersecurity and IT careers. The initiative evaluates cities based on factors such as job opportunities, affordability, population growth, taxes, crime rates, weather, health amenities, community support, and internet access. With the demand for cybersecurity skills on the rise, CyberTowns aims to showcase the cities that are best positioned to thrive in this crucial industry.

The six-month evaluation process involves surveying cybersecurity and IT professionals across Canada, as well as analyzing key statistical data. Only communities with a population over 100,000 will be considered for the rankings. An independent review committee will assess the findings before the results are published in a comprehensive report detailing each location’s advantages, challenges, and efforts to drive cybersecurity growth. The program will culminate in an awards ceremony at the Canadian Identity Summit in Ottawa, where Canada’s top “CyberTowns” fostering cyber talent will be celebrated.

As cyber threats continue to escalate, nurturing skilled cyber professionals has become an economic and security imperative for communities across Canada. The CyberTowns program promises to shine a light on the cities rising to meet that challenge.

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