Alberta proposes software engineer title expansion

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Alberta’s technology sector is experiencing remarkable growth, attracting companies and venture capital at record rates. The Alberta Technology and Innovation Strategy predicts a $5 billion annual contribution to the provincial GDP and the creation of 20,000 jobs by 2030. Proposed changes to the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act aim to allow the use of the title “software engineer” to attract skilled talent, supporting the sector’s expansion. Amendments affirm the importance of maintaining high professional standards while facilitating global recruitment. Industry leaders and officials express optimism, emphasizing the positive impact on Alberta’s economic growth and tech industry competitiveness.

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