The Information and Communication Technology sector in Windsor-Essex has been experiencing significant growth for over a decade. Leading innovation and exemplary educational programs have propelled the region toward a thriving tech industry. Windsor-Essex produces the technology as well as the talent, but it continues to experience barriers to further growth. Most notably, lower average wages and the rise of remote work have contributed to a considerable tech brain drain in which local talent is relocating to other regions for tech employment.

The aim of this report is to highlight the impact and vitality of the tech sector in Windsor-Essex. Tech jobs expand over several key industries, providing essential support to the region, and its importance to manufacturing and agriculture, the two largest sectors in the region, continues to grow. By demonstrating the expansive influence of the local tech industry, from education to employment, we can encourage further investments, keep tech workers local, and attract new tech talent to further support the industry.

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Black Boys Code is the largest organization in Canada dedicated solely to empowering Black youth with digital literacy skills to become tomorrow’s leaders in tech. With 12 chapters across Canada, and new chapters expanding into the U.S., they’re poised to make a meaningful impact in the lives of Black youth by providing them with the essential training and tools to carve out their destinies and thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of the innovation economy.

Windsor Hackforge is a registered non-profit in Windsor, Ontario. Since 2012, they have focused on building community and capacity around technology. The organization aims to be the meeting place for local technology professionals, students, and enthusiasts. Their programming — 99% of which is free — includes lectures, hands-on workshops, and social events.

WEtech Alliance is a non-profit organization that provides entrepreneurs and companies with business services, training, I.P. and commercialization support, mentorship, and strategic connections to help bring new ideas to market, scale to the next level, and build a dynamic culture and a community of innovation.

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Thanks are also due to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development for their support