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Canada requires more tech workers than before

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Canada requires more tech workers than before

As per the Innovation Economic Council report published on 20 December, Canada is losing a lot of tech talent, and a lot of skilled applicants are moving north. The article was titled, "Magnetic North: How Canada Holds its Own in the Global Race for Innovation Talent."

COVID 19 pandemic has had a severe effect on the Canadian economy, and three million jobs were severely affected in the process. All the sectors were affected, even the information and technology sector when the virus hit the world, and there was complete lockdown. Among different sectors, there were STEM jobs that have recovered spectacularly. In fact, there has been a spike in the number of STEM jobs available after the pandemic situation. The STEM-related jobs across Canada were 8.7 percent higher in October than it was in February. STEM-related jobs mean programmers, engineers, and other tech workers.

The reason for such a significant rise in employment opportunities is because every industry has shifted to a tech reliance where online platforms are critical. This has even allowed the employees to work remotely.

For Canada, the sad part is that Foreign companies are also selecting the talent available in Canada as the tech companies are coming to the realization that the employees can work from anywhere. There is a lot of work from home opportunities created for Canadians well. Canada has a reputation for being a teaching hub with tech giants like Gatik, a Toronto research center. It even selected applicants from Waterloo and the University of Toronto.

How is this loss also a kind of Gain for Canada?

Despite the fact that there were a lot of jobs in the tech sector, some of the brightest minds in Canada are also looking to move to the South as they wish to get higher salaries in the U.S. As per a recent study, a lot of fresh STEM graduates from University of Toronto and Brock University are now working outside Canada.

After India and China, Canada is the third country to receive H1-B visas to the U.S. With these visas; one can hire talented individuals from abroad. However, after President Donald Trump suspended these visas, the H1 B visas' future is unclear. The reason for this suspension was said to be the pandemic situation. Now, many U.S. companies are capitalizing on the situation and luring tech workers, especially those who are worried about their immigration status. One of the examples for this Communitech billboard campaign in Silicon Valley, California.

A lot of Canadian tech graduates have moved abroad, and the Canadian companies need new immigrants to fill job vacancies. Canada acts like a magnet and has attracted tens of thousands of highly skilled foreign workers and also STEM students to come to Canada with a visa for work.

Recently, Canada announced that it would welcome more than 400,000 new permanents between 2021 and 2023.

The Global Talent Stream

The Global Talent Stream (GTS) is a fast-track model of federal immigration that helps employers get and retain highly skilled temporary foreign workers. In the GTS, employers need to get a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), which would also mean that they first looked in the local market and could not find a replacement. The process of immigration through GTS can take up to two weeks.

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Yes, one can easily apply being in job because express entry process run simultaneously.

If your spouse, or common law partner accompanying & have graduation, post graduation or any higher qualification you can get ECA done this will increase CRS points, there is no compulsion.

The basic thing that you should aware of your profile eligibility before you apply, there are certain steps to follow like get qualification assessed by ECA prepare IELTS and follow the Federal System of inviting skilled immigrants in Canada is called Express Entry Program. The program is one of the most popular way to applying to Permanent Resident Visa.

Express Entry was introduced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in the year 2015 This Federal system of CRS evaluates the applicants on the basis of their credentials such as present age, educational levels, work experience & skills acquired, English and French language ability etc.

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Application processing fees to IRCC: $550 per person, and $150 per dependent child. Right of Permanent Residence fees to IRCC: $490 per person, no fees for dependent children. Educational Credential Assessments: around $300 per person if you count international delivery by courier.

ECA is the only way for you to receive points for your foreign education, yes it is mandatory , you can avoid ECA only if you have any qualification done from Canada .

No, Not really. IELTS is to know language proficiency parameter which can also be awarded by giving CELPIP-G

TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

In 75% of cases, an application submitted through Express Entry is processed within 6 months from the date it is received, processing time also depend on getting ITA also , rest left 25% cases can clear process in 9-12 months, if someone is on very low CRS then time varies case to case

For filing your application, you need to create your express entry profile. You cannot file your express entry application if you are not having your Language Proficiency points with you . It is mandatory to appear in any of the asked tests by IRCC either is will be IELTS exam
CELPIP-G
TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
Any of the above provide you language proficiency points

You do not need a job offer to immigrate to Canada. There are programs available for you that allow you to apply for permanent residency in Canada without securing employment beforehand. You can apply PR if you are considered a Skilled Worker.

After you receive PR Canada you can start your job search from Indian, we also help applicant to reach wider audience of employers so that applicants profile can get more approaches, you can also refer to social media platforms like Linked in, it plays important role, make connections stay connected & explore.

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