The Canadian Government this week observed the Global Skills Strategy 02-year anniversary, which has received approximately 24,000 highly skilled international workers by its flagship Global Talent Stream.
The Global Talent Stream provides Canadian organizations with an easier path to temporary international workers with experience in 13 professional categories in fields such as Science, Technology, Information Technology and Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M).
Global Talent Stream Covers many Occupations that include computer programmers, computer engineers, software engineers and designers, and web developers and designers. As the technology sector of Canada has historically strived to bring the talent it demands to scale up, this is specifically the type of talent that the Canadian Government had in mind when it initially launched the Global Skills Strategy, Ahmed Hussen, Refugees, Immigration, and Citizenship Minister, told in a joint statement.
Council of Information and Communication Technology (ICTC) of Canada has projected 216,000 job openings in the country’s ICT sector by the year 2021.
The Canadian Government announced in the month of March that it was going to make the Global Talent Stream permanent, a progress that was welcomed by the Canadian Innovators Council, with others.
The statement announced the Global Talent Stream was designed to fill labor requirements that aren’t being met by workers in Canada.
Approximately 25% of those hired by the Global Talent Stream is coming in from the USA, and the majority are Indian citizens, Hussen said Bloomberg News. Nearly 16,000 family members attended those recruited by the program and profited from access to study and work permits, he stated.
Demand for Tech Workers Growing
As per the statement, organizations using the Global Talent Stream have pledged to create 48,000 jobs and higher than 12,500 paid co-op jobs and dedicated greater than $113 million to skills training and development.
Tech workers are in great demand in Canada and have several opportunities for gaining Canada PR. A key example is Tech Pilot of British Columbia, which gives a pathway to PR for tech workers with suitable job offers in 29 professions.
Tech workers have also managed well below Federal Express Entry system, the country’s primary pathway to PR for skilled foreign labor.
In 2017, applicants with work experience as information systems consultants and analysts, computer programmer, software engineers, and interactive media developers earned the most invitations to apply for Canadian PR by the Express Entry system.