Montreal tech talent soars to top 15 ranking in North America: report

Jul 17 2019, 3:14 pm

Silicon Valley be warned: Montreal’s tech sector is on the rise, and it’s currently outpacing the likes of major North American tech hubs including the Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia, according to a new report.

CBRE has released its latest Scoring Tech Talent report and it revealed that Montreal has ranked in the top 15 for the North American tech talent, following the likes of the Dallas and Vancouver, respectively.

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CBRE states it calculates ranking scores using 13 unique metrics, including tech talent supply, growth, concentration, cost, completed tech degrees, industry outlook for tech job growth, and market outlook for office and rental housing cost growth.

Top cities San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto earned scores of 84.79, 73.82, and 69.88, respectively.

Montreal’s tech talent scorecard was 55.54, ranking just ahead of Baltimore and Salt Lake City.

According to the report, Montreal saw a 29.5% increase in total tech degrees since 2012, increasing employment growth to an impressive 130,200 tech-related jobs. Said jobs include Software Developers & Programmers, Computer Support, Database & Systems, and Computer & Information Systems Managers.

Elsewhere in Canada, Toronto took home the top Canadian spot and third place overall while Vancouver ranked 12th and Ottawa rounded out the Canadian markets at 19th.

CBRE Scoring Tech Talent 2019 ranking

  1. San Francisco
  2. Seattle
  3. Toronto
  4. Washington DC
  5. New York City
  6. Austin
  7. Boston
  8. Denver
  9. Atlanta
  10. Raleigh-Durham (NC)
  11. Dallas-Forth Worth
  12. Vancouver
  13. Montreal
  14. Baltimore
  15. Salt Lake City
  16. Portland
  17. Minneapolis
  18. San Diego
  19. Ottawa
  20. Phoenix
  21. Chicago
  22. Philadelphia
  23. Los Angeles
  24. Detroit
  25. Madison (WI)
  26. Orange County
  27. Columbus
  28. Newark
  29. Tampa
  30. Charlotte (NC)

You can find the full report here.