In his LinkedIn post about the launch of the Canadian Tech Talent Accelerator, a partnership between Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster, NPower Canada, Blueprint and Microsoft to equip underrepresented youth for in-demand digital careers, Kevin Peesker emphasized the growing urgency for digital talent in Canada along with the need for more inclusivity in the tech industry.

“Canada has long had an opportunity to become a world leader in innovation. Now, with the onset of the pandemic, the opportunity is even greater and the key to our country’s successful recovery relies on a workforce with the skills necessary for the digital economy.”

Kevin Peesker, President, Microsoft Canada Inc.