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Canada PNP Round Up December 2022

ALL in One Canada PNP

ALL in One Canada PNP

Highlights: December 2022 Canada PNP draw results

  • A total of 14 PNP draws were held in December 2022
  • The total number of invitations issued in these draws is 5,584
  • Highest number of draws were held by Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan and PEI held 2 draws each, while Ontario and British Columbia held three draws each

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Results of PNP draws held in December 2022

Canadian provinces held 14 draws in December 2022, and issued 5,584 invitations under their individual Provincial Nominee Program. Three draws were held by Ontario and British Columbia while Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island held 2 draws each. Manitoba held 4 draws under different streams.

List of provinces that issued invitations through PNP draws

  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan

The table below reveals the details of the PNP draws held by each province:

Date of Draw Province No. of Candidates
December 6, 2022 British Columbia 193
December 13, 2022 227
December 20, 2022 173
December 1, 2022 Manitoba 305
December 15, 2022 1030
December 16, 2022 249
December 30, 2022 280
December 13, 2022 Ontario 160
December 19, 2022 936
December 21, 2022 725
December 1, 2022 PEI 69
December 15, 2022 134
December 15, 2022 Saskatchewan 635
December 21, 2022 468

Canada PNP draw details

Five Canadian provinces held PNP draws and their details are discussed below:

British Columbia

British Columbia held three draws and invited 593 candidates in December 2022. The draws were held under three streams of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program listed below:

  • Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

The table below reveals the details of all the BC PNP draws held in December 2022:

Date Stream Score Number of Invitations
December 6, 2022 Entrepreneur 60-95 193
December 13, 2022 Skills Immigration/Entrepreneur 60-134 227
December 20, 2022 Skills Immigration 60-90 173

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BC PNP draw issued 173 Skills Immigration invitations

British Columbia for skilled immigrants; 227 invitations in a BC PNP draw

BC PNP Draw issued 193 Skills Immigration invitations


There are three streams of Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program under which the province held 4 draws in December 2022 and invited 1,864 candidates. These streams are:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba
  • Skilled Workers Overseas
  • International Education Stream

Invitations through MPNP were also issued to those candidates who have the following:

  • Express Entry ID
  • A job validation code

Manitoba held the highest number of draws in December 2022 and details can be found below:

Date of Draw Total LAAs sent CRS Score
December 1, 2022 305 703-771
December 15, 2022 1030 600
December 16, 2022 249 673-775
December 30, 2022 280 711-750

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Manitoba PNP draw for more skilled foreigners; 249 candidates invited

Manitoba PNP draw #161: 1,030 skilled foreign workers offered PR nominations

Manitoba PNP draw issued 305 LAAs on December 1, 2022


Ontario Provincial Nominee Program held 3 draws in December 2022 and issued 1,821 invitations. The streams under which the invitations were issued are:

  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream
  • Human Capital Priorities stream
  • Masters Graduate stream

The table below reveals the details of all the three OINP draws:

Date Streams Invitations Issued Minimum score range
December 13, 2022 French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream 160 341-490
December19, 2022 Human Capital Priorities stream 936 484-490
December 21, 2022 Masters Graduate stream 725 46 and above

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Ontario PNP draw results: 725 invitations issued on December 21, 2022

Ontario PNP draw update: 936 candidates received NOIs under HCP stream

Ontario PNP draw invited 160 candidates under French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island held 2 draws in December 2022 and issued 203 invitations to apply for a Canada PR visa. The draws were held under the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program. The table below reveals the details of the draws:

Invitation Date Invitations sent to Business Impact Category Invitations sent to Express Entry and Labour Impact categories Total invitations in the draws
December 1, 2022 NA 69 69
December 15, 2022 7 127 134

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PEI PNP draw on December 15, 2022: 134 candidates offered PR nominations

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Saskatchewan held 2 draws in December 2022, and issued 1,103 invitations to the candidates to apply for Canada PR. The invitations were issued under International Skilled Workers Stream of Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The table below reveals the details of both draws along with score:

Date Streams Number of candidates invited Score
December 15, 2022 International Skilled Workers 635 62-82
December 21, 2022 International Skilled Workers 468 80

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SINP issued 635 ITAs under International Skilled Workers stream

Saskatchewan PNP draw: 468 candidates invited on December 21, 2022

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Manitoba PNP draw issued 280 invitations

Manitoba EOI 208 Candidates

Manitoba EOI 208 Candidates

Highlights of Manitoba PNP draw issued 280 invitations

  • Manitoba conducted its last #163 draw for 2022 under Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) On December 30, 2022.
  • 280 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued to the candidates to apply for Canada PR.
  • Manitoba issued 202 LAAs through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream to the candidates with EOI scores being 750 or above.
  • 40 LAAs were sent through the skilled worker’s overseas stream whose EOI score is 711 or above.
  • 38 LAAs were issued for the International Graduation stream.
  • The candidates who have received the invitations or LAAs must apply for Canada PR in 60 days.
  • 21 LAAs from the total 280 invitations were issued to candidates with an active and valid Express Entry profile and job seeker code.

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Manitoba PNP draws issued 280 invitations – In Detail

The table below shows the complete details of the #163 draw of Manitoba, along with streams and scores.

Date Type of Invitation Number of LAAs EOI score
December 30, 2022 Skilled Workers in Manitoba 202 750
Skilled Workers Overseas 40 711
International Education Stream 38 N/A

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  • Manitoba resumed its draws on November 17, 2022, to upgrade its EOI system, and since the reactivation of the EOI systems, the draw scores have been higher than previous draws.
  • To receive an LAA from Manitoba, the candidate must have a valid Express Entry profile and a Job seeker validation code during the application assessment.
  • Once candidates receive an LAA, they must submit their Canada PR application in 60 days.

Previous Draw details of Manitoba

The table below shows the Manitoba draw details under MPMP on December 17, 2022

EOI Draw #162 on December 17, 2022
Skilled Workers in Manitoba
Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 155
Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 771
International Education Stream
Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 46
Skilled Workers Overseas
Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 48 who were directly invited by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative
Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 703

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What’s the jobs outlook in Ireland in 2023?

Job outlook Ireland

Job outlook Ireland

How is Ireland Job Market in 2023?

Let’s try to understand the jobs outlook in Ireland for 2023. But first, here are some important updates on the Ireland job market.

As of September 2022, there were 33,100 job vacancies in Ireland.

Here are the job vacancies in Ireland by cities/regions that currently have the most job vacancies:

City/Region Number of jobs
Dublin 2025
Dublin City Center 1235
Dublin South 479
Dublin West 325
Dublin North 315
Cork 302
Galway 277
Limerick 198
Kildare 136

By the end of 2022, the annual GDP growth is expected to touch 10 percent. In 2023, GDP growth is expected to be around 4 percent, and in 2024, it will be close to 3.5 percent.

In November 2022, the unemployment rate in Ireland was 4.4 percent. In November 2021, the unemployment rate was 5.2 percent, and the trend shows clear progress in the area of employment.

In Ireland, the average weekly hours went up to 33 hours in Q3 of 2022 from 32.60 hours in Q2 of 2022.

Jobs outlook in Ireland, 2023

Here are the industrial sectors that are expected to develop rapidly in 2023 and generate more job opportunities for skilled workers worldwide:


Ireland is already a leading world country in software, and IT exports. Big IT companies like Apple, IBM, Facebook, Alphabet, and Microsoft already have long-term operations going on in Ireland.

The IT sector in Ireland employs over 106,000 workers.

If you want to establish a business or work in Ireland, try to start one in the following areas:

  • Fintech
  • Cyber security
  • Healthcare
  • Smart cities
  • E-health specialist

The Government of Ireland provides support for skill development and investment programs in this sector. In the coming future, there will be many more jobs open to be filled in this sector.


The engineering sector in Ireland contributes over EUR 5.6 billion in exports annually. The country has the top eight industrial automation companies and four of the ten best engineering firms in the world.

This sector employs over 23,000 people in Ireland.


There are over 300 med tech companies in Ireland, employing over 40,000 people. This sector brings over EUR13 billion in earnings from exports annually. Med tech workers can take advantage of the fast-track support provided for work permits for skilled international workers.


There are more than 85 pharma companies operating in Ireland including world-famous companies like Novartis, Pfizer, and Glaxo Smithkline. Over 30,000 people are employed in this sector in Ireland. The growth in this sector is stupendous as the sector is evolving, with its capabilities expanding bringing digitization, innovation, and next-gen technologies to application.

Biopharma professionals can take advantage of the fast-track support provided for work permits for skilled international workers.

Financial services

Since 2015, this sector has registered a growth of at least 25 percent. There are over 430 companies in the financial services sector that conduct their operations in Ireland.

This sector employs over 47,000 professionals in Ireland. With the increasing role of IT in this sector, technologies like blockchain and AI have come to make financial decisions and regulate financial operations efficiently. International professionals in these tech sectors are also in demand in Ireland to serve the financial needs of companies.

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Apply for an Ireland work visa

Here are the steps involved in applying for an Ireland work visa:

Step 1: Check your eligibility

An employment permit in Ireland is issued by DETE (Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment). You can apply for an Ireland work visa only after you obtain an employment permit in Ireland. Among the different types of work employment permits issued by DETE is the Critical Skills Employment Permit.

Step 2: Choose your work visa

Check which is the correct type of employment visa for you. There are nine types of employment permits Ireland has for international workers. They are:

Critical Skills Employment Permit

This permit is meant for highly-skilled workers who desire to become permanent residents in Ireland. The occupations these workers are expected to enter are listed on the Critical Skills Occupations List. These include professions like engineers, ICT professionals, and technologists.

Dependent/Partner/Spouse Employment Permit

This permit lets dependents, spouses, recognized partners, and civil partners of those who already hold a Critical Skills Employment permit in order to work in Ireland. Even partners of researchers on active hosting agreements can apply for this permit. These dependents won’t be allowed to work legally in Iceland if they don’t have an employment permit.

Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit

This employment permit is applicable in cases when there’s a transfer of key personnel, senior managers, or trainees who are foreign nationals from the branch of a company overseas to its branch in Ireland. This company would be a multinational corporation.

General Employment Permit

This is the visa that’s most commonly used by foreign workers employed in Ireland in a range of occupations. This visa is applicable to all types of occupations generally. The occupation is not necessarily on a list of skilled jobs as in the case of Critical Skills Employment permits.

However, the occupation of the foreign worker must not be listed in the Ineligible List of Occupations for Employment Permits.

Contract for Services Employment Permit

This visa is applicable when a foreign undertaking, also called a contractor, has won a contract to render services to a company in Ireland. The contract will be to deliver services by transferring their employees who are non-EEA nationals. These employees would work as per the contract drawn in Ireland.

Reactivation Employment Permit

This permit can be used by non-EEA nationals who arrived in Ireland on a valid permit for employment but were undetected by the system by no fault of their own. They may otherwise be exploited in the workplace and are trying to work in Ireland legally once more.

Internship Employment Permit

Non-EEA nationals who are fit for this permit are those who

  • Are full-time international students
  • Studying a subject that has relevance to the occupations listed on the Critical Skills Occupations List
  • Have joined a third-level institution situated outside Ireland with the intention of gaining work experience

Sport and Cultural Employment Permit

Non-EEA nationals who have the skills, qualifications, knowledge, or experience can use this permit to work in Ireland to develop and operate cultural and sporting activities.

Exchange Agreement Employment Permit

This visa has relevance where there are employment permits meant for international reciprocal agreements. Non-EEA nationals who are pursuing prescribed agreements if not other international agreements to which Ireland is a party.

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Step 3: Get your qualifications recognized

Ensure that your qualifications are recognized in Ireland.

Step 4: Arrange a checklist of requirements

  • Original passport with validity for a minimum of 6 months beyond the intended date of departure from Ireland
  • Two recent photographs
  • Fully completed online application form duly signed
  • A letter of application duly signed and includes your complete contact details
  • Employment permit from DETE
  • Contract of employment (if available)
  • The Irish employer’s letter that confirms the job details that you will accept and the salary you agreed to be paid
  • Statement of finances like the latest bank statement
  • Travel health insurance that’s valid
  • Proof of payment of visa fee and the fee for services

Step 5: Apply for Ireland Work Visa

You can apply for an Ireland work visa via AVATS which is the online application system in Ireland. Create the application on AVATS and give answers to questions asked about the Ireland employment visa. After filling out the form online, check the summary that the system will present to you.

Submit all the necessary documents that support your application as instructed on the application form. The documents should be submitted in one of the following places:

  • Irish consulate or embassy
  • Dublin visa office
  • Any other visa office

An application letter must also be prepared and submitted. It will give all details of

  • Your reason for arriving in Ireland
  • The length of your stay in Ireland
  • The place of your stay in Ireland
  • Whether your family members are currently staying in the EU or Ireland
  • Your commitment to satisfy all conditions attached to the Ireland employment visa

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Top in-demand occupations in Australia 2023

Why work in Australia?

  • Australia has the 14th largest economy in the world.
  • It offers attractive and various employment opportunities.
  • Australia offers 16 types of work visas.
  • The healthcare system of Australia is inexpensive.
  • International professionals can get Australia PR in less than three years.

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Migrate to Australia via work visa

International individuals having the skills and capabilities to boost the economy and workforce of Australia are welcomed in the country. They can migrate to Australia by applying for an Australian work visa. The visas are particularly designed to encourage candidates to gain sponsorship through an employer based in Australia or to secure the nomination.

Many foreign nationals opt to work and live in Australia due to the high standard of living and multiple employment opportunities available.

For work in Australia, the candidate must evaluate their eligibility for a suitable skilled work visa. First, the candidate must ensure that their occupation is in the relevant SOL or Skilled Occupation List of Australia. The SOL comprises a list of occupations that are in demand in the country.

The GSM, or General Skilled Migration Program of Australia, is a points-based system. It assesses eligibility based on factors such as age, academic qualifications, proficiency in the English language, skilled work experience, and the like. The candidates must score a minimum of 65 points. The essential documents required are given below:

  • Skill Assessment Report from a valid assessing authority
  • IELTS test for proficiency in English
  • Documents related to Skilled Employment

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Types of Australia work visas

There are multiple work visas for Australia. They are listed below:

  • Global Talent Visa- subclass 858
  • Employer Nomination Scheme Visa- subclass 186
  • Permanent Skilled Regional Visa- subclass 191
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Visa- subclass 187
  • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Visa- subclass 494
  • Skilled Independent Visa- subclass 189
  • Skilled Nominated Visa- subclass 190
  • Skilled Recognized Graduate Visa- subclass 476
  • Skilled Regional Visa- subclass 887
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa- subclass 489
  • Skilled Work Regional Visa- subclass 491
  • Temporary Activity Visa- subclass 408
  • Temporary Graduate Visa- subclass 485
  • Temporary Work International Relations Visa- subclass 403
  • Temporary Work Visa for Short Stay Specialist- subclass 400
  • Temporary Skill Shortage Visa- subclass 482

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Requirements for Australia work visa

The documents required to apply for an Australian work visa are given below:

  • Valid Passport
  • Duly filled Visa Form of Australia
  • Paid Visa Fee
  • One photograph
  • National Identity Card
  • Certification by the Police
  • Family Certificates
  • Proof of adequate funds

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Top in-demand occupations in Australia

Detailed information about the in-demand occupations in Australia is given below:

  • IT and Software

Software programmers and IT business and systems analysts are one of Australia’s most popular occupations.

According to the Australian government’s NCS or National Skills Commission Skills Priority List of 2022, software and applications, programmers are the 2nd popular skills.

  • Engineering

In Australia, there is high demand for qualified engineers. About half of Australia’s engineers come from other countries. Skilled international professionals are essential to the Australian economy.

Australia requires an additional 30,000 engineers to address the workforce shortage.

  • Accounting and Finance

Finance is one of the flourishing industries. In Australia, it is one of the most secure careers. Entry-level candidates have good opportunities to progress in the finance sector of Australia.

The finance industry of Australia is experiencing rapid changes, with a focus on innovation and digital transformation. Leaders in financial services are focusing on renewing the country’s economic growth and matching the evolving market demand and expectations. The critical areas include:

  • Workforce transformation
  • Digital transformation
  • Innovation in business model
  • Platforms for collaborative operating
  • HRM or Human Resources Management

The professionals in HRM in Australia have an average income of 80,000 AUD annually. They are employed in various sectors for positions like an HR manager, recruitment manager, security in-charge, recruitment consultant, and the like.

Organizations seek HR professionals who can lead in:

  • Upskilling employees and managers in the digital space
  • Developing strategies to address skills shortages
  • Attracting and retaining new employees

There is a demand for HR professionals with skills in senior generalist, talent acquisition, and development and learning roles.

  • Hospitality

The hospitality sector comprises tourism, accommodation, and food and services. It offers more than 1.5 million job roles in Australia and contributes over 90 billion AUD. As a sector, tourism provides 34 billion AUD to GDP, that is, 2.6 percent of the total GDP of Australia.

Recent data suggest that an additional 200,000 professionals are required in this specific industry in Australia.

  • Sales & Marketing

In 2021, the sales and marketing sector reached approximately 11.4 billion AUD, with all the sectors in online advertising witnessing significant growth.

Sales and marketing are essential for every business. They are linked and boost revenue or profit. Marketing help in building awareness about an organization or brand, sales convert the viewership to profits by transforming potential customers into promising customers.

  • Healthcare

The public healthcare system of Australia is known as Medicare. It offers healthcare to Australian residents free of cost or reduced cost. It is subsidized through the taxes that Australian residents pay. Medicare covers multiple vital treatments.

As per the Australian Job Outlook, job roles in the healthcare and welfare sector are expected to increase by 3000 annually. The average weekly income for the healthcare sector, approximately 2148 AUD, is more compared to the weekly income in Australia, that is, 1460 AUD.

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  • STEM

STEM is usually associated with academics, but the report by STEM Workforce of Australia shows that the VET or vocational education and training sector offers over 2/3rds of the STEM workforce.

Various industries have distinct levels of STEM requirements, and multiple works are needed to be done with the relevant packages for STEM-related activities.

  • Teaching

There are multiple jobs in Australia. Teaching is a rapidly growing and extensive employing sector. It consists of teaching at all levels of early childhood care and education, schools, and university lecturers and tutors.

The Australian government provides subsidies for the training of teachers.

  • Nursing

Nursing is a popular field. As a nurse, the candidate has an opportunity to contribute to the lives of common people. There is a high demand for nurses due to their skills and experience.

With the required skillsets, nurses can have a higher income. There is a requirement of 123,000 nurses by 2030 in Australia.

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Steps to apply for Australia Work Permit

These are the steps one needs to follow to gain a work permit in Australia:

Step 1: Check for a suitable work visa category as per the eligibility of the candidate’s profile

Step 2: Ensure that the eligibility requirements in the Skillselect system are met

Step 3: Make sure that the employer has filled and submitted an online nomination or sponsorship form before the candidate can apply for the visa.

Step 4: Submit the application form online for the visa category

Step 5: Provide the correct information and other documents with the application package

Step 6: Pay the required application fee for processing the visa

Work Permit to Australia PR

There are multiple ways to gain an Australian PR. The most popular types of pathways for temporary to permanent residency are:

  • 457 work visa to Australia PR

457 Visa holders who are employed in Australia for a minimum of 2 years with the same employer are eligible to apply for Australia PR under the Transitional Stream.

Holders of the 457 visa can apply under the ENS or Employer Nominated Scheme or the RSMS or Regional Employer Sponsored Scheme.

The employer is required to sponsor the permanent residency candidate through the Temporary Residence Transition stream and file a valid nomination in the Australian Department of Home Affairs. It is one of the popular pathways for permanent residency and offers many other benefits.

  • TSS 482 visa to Australia PR

Candidates who do not have a 457 visa but wish to work in Australia can avail of the TSS visa – Subclass 482. It is a new temporary work visa in Australia.

TSS visa holders who have been employed in Australia for the past three years with the same employer are eligible to apply for Australia PR through the TRT or Temporary Residence Transition Stream.

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Canada Job trends – Data Scientist in 2023-24



Why work in Canada as a Data Scientist?

A Data Scientist is an important professional in the IT sector. In the parlance of technology, data scientists create the infrastructure to perform analysis of information, test the data in various ways, build machine learning structures for optimal decision-making, and create data products.

In Canada, data scientists can find numerous opportunities in the IT sector to work and grow in their careers. Here are some prominent reasons for data scientists to choose to work in Canada:

  • In a majority of Canadian provinces, Data Scientists can find highly prospective careers waiting for them.
  • Data Scientists can choose to work remotely as the nature of work of this profession is highly flexible.
  • The median salary paid to Data Scientists is quite high. This is true even for those working in the role at the entry-level.
  • There are no mandatory qualification requirements for data science professionals like data scientists.
  • In Canada, there are numerous industry sectors that need the services of a data scientist. These include:
    • Healthcare and pharmaceuticals
    • Marketing- Advertising
    • Telecommunications industry
    • Banking and Finance
    • Education
    • Government
    • Internet industry
    • Automotive Industry
    • Retail Industry
    • Entertainment and Media
    • Outsourcing industry
  • Data Scientists are among the most paid professionals in the IT sector in Canada.

About Canada

Canada is a go-to destination for IT professionals. If you are a qualified IT professional, get a visa, fly out to Canada, and build a career for yourself with any of the many global IT enterprises with their presence there. Otherwise, you can look for job opportunities in various industrial sectors that need the services of experienced IT professionals.

Canada is a nation that offers over one million job opportunities in over 23 industrial sectors. Why is there a demand for foreign professionals in Canada? The reason is that Canada is finding it hard to find enough able professionals from its native population in sufficient numbers to meet the job market demand. The reasons for this include a low birth rate and an increasing gap in the workforce of the country due to increasing retirements of aged workers.

Canada needs skilled immigrants in large numbers. The latest immigration levels plan for 2023-2025, reveals that the country aims to bring in 465,000 immigrants in 2023. Increasing the target progressively, the country is aiming at welcoming 485,000 in 2024. In 2025, this number touches 500,000.

As data scientists are among the most resourceful and in-demand IT professionals in Canada, their prospects in Canada are bright now and in the coming future. How can data scientists find their best careers in Canada? Let’s figure it out from the information at hand.

Job trends in Canada, 2023

Let’s first check out which provinces in Canada have a high demand for Data Scientists.

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan

In 2022, the IT sector is expected to grow by 5.3 percent. In the period till 2024, the growth in this sector is projected to be 22.4 percent. This trend is also indicative of the growth in the prospects in professions involved in this sector including Data Scientists. The services of data scientists are required in major industries like marketing, finance, IT, retail, and banking. So, if you are a data scientist, you have a pretty good chance of building a career in Canada in various industrial sectors.

Occupation NOC 2021 (TEER) Code
Data Scientist 21211

Prevailing wages of Data Scientists in Canada

The average annual salary for Data Scientist in Canada is CAD74,880. Here are the currently prevailing wages for this job in Canada’s communities and regions:

Region Annual Median Salary (in CAD)
Alberta 78,720
British Columbia 78,720
Manitoba 67,200
New Brunswick 72,960
Newfoundland and Labrador 72,960
Nova Scotia 72,960
Ontario 78,720
Prince Edward Island 65,280
Quebec 65,280
Saskatchewan 74,880

Eligibility criteria for Data Scientist

The following are the requirements to meet to work in Canada as a Data Scientist:

  • One of the following
    • A bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, computer systems engineering, computer science, or a discipline related to the profession
    • Certification of having undergone a college program in computer science
  • A master’s/doctoral degree in data science, machine learning, or a quantitative field related to the occupation
  • Experience in programming
  • Experience in machine learning/statistical modeling

In Canada, you may need to get a professional license to start working as a data scientist. The license will be issued by a regulatory authority. However, based on the occupation you take up in Canada, this requirement may be mandatory or voluntary.

  • In case the license is mandatory, you have to obtain certification before you can start practicing the profession and use the designation for the profession.
  • In case the license is voluntary, you aren’t required to obtain certification to practice this profession.

Data Scientist – Number of vacancies in Canada

Currently, the number of jobs in Canada available for data scientists as listed on the Canada Job Bank is around 30. You need to regularly update yourself on the number of job vacancies on this portal to know the latest number of opportunities.

How can a Data Scientist immigrate to Canada?

There’s more than one pathway for tech professionals like data scientists to immigrate to Canada. Let’s examine which are those.

Express Entry

Tech professionals use Express Entry as a popular pathway when they want to immigrate to Canada and settle in this country permanently. The lion’s share of immigrants who arrive every year in Canada immigrates through Canada Express Entry system.

Under the Canada Express Entry, there are three main economic programs that are operational. They are:

The FSW program is best suited for workers in technology without any previous experience of working in Canada.

To immigrate via the Express Entry system, you need to submit an online profile. This profile will be created with all information including your qualifications and credentials. The CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) will assign scores for your credentials. If you have a CRS score that stands above the cut-off score, you stand a chance to receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The highest CRS scores attract invitations first while a round of invitations is conducted by IRCC.

The current system of Express Entry has shifted the weightage from merely CRS scores to inviting Canada immigration candidates according to the occupations in demand as determined by the Minister of Immigration from time to time. This change in the way of selecting immigration candidates has been adopted with meeting the essential job market needs.

Hence, it’s necessary for you to keep track of the latest priorities considered in Express Entry draws. Tech professionals like data scientists are constantly in high demand. So, their odds of being able to immigrate via Express Entry are high.

Provincial Nominee Programs for Tech Workers

Another popular pathway for tech professionals like data scientists to immigrate to Canada is the PNP (Provincial Nominee Program). There are many provinces in Canada that provide their own PNP programs that give experienced data scientists the pathway to immigrate to Canada and settle in the region. Of these PNP programs, few invite immigration candidates from the Express Entry candidate pool by offering them a provincial nomination for permanent residency.

Let’s look at three PNPs that data scientists can or tech workers overseas that want to settle permanently in Canada:

Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream

Data scientists can immigrate to Canada using the Ontario Human Capital Priorities stream even without having a job offer. Nevertheless, they must be first invited by the province of Ontario through a tech draw.

If they are invited, they will receive an NOI (Notification of Interest) to which they have to respond within 45 days of receipt of the same by applying for PR nomination.

British Columbia PNP Tech

BC PNP conducts tech draws for candidates who are tech professionals like data scientists. BC PNP Tech program provides accelerated processing of applications for immigration candidates holding a job offer from an employer in British Columba. The job offer must be in one of the 27 tech occupations that are prioritized.

Candidates who apply through this immigration program don’t need to procure an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment). They must however have the eligibility to apply for the visa under one of the Skills Immigration streams offered by British Columbia.

Alberta Accelerated Tech Pathway

Another accelerated immigration pathway for tech professionals like data scientists is the AINP (Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program). Candidates require job offers from employers in Alberta. To gain eligibility to apply for immigration under this immigration program, candidates need to receive a job offer in one of 37 occupations in the tech sector in Alberta. Or else a job offer must be received from an employer in one of the identified tech sectors in Alberta.

Quebec Immigration

Data scientists can utilize the immigration pilot program for tech workers introduced by Quebec in 2021. It allows foreign professionals in select tech occupations to settle in Quebec on a permanent basis.

This program has two streams namely

  • Artificial intelligence, which targets graduates from a college/university in Quebec or tech professionals who have trained outside of Canada
  • IT & visual effects, which targets foreign workers with experience in one of ten select occupations

To apply under both streams, applicants have to be aged a minimum of 18 years. They must have the intention to work and settle in Quebec. They also have to have respect for the conditions of their work permit in Quebec. Another mandatory requirement is that they must prove their financial self-sufficiency.

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Canada Job trends – Secondary School Teacher in 2023-24



Why work in Canada as a Secondary School Teacher?

Here are the best reasons for you to migrate to and work in Canada as a secondary school teacher.

  • There’s a shortage of skilled teachers in Canada at all levels ranging from kindergarten to university. The highest crunch for skilled teachers is felt in Ontario, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.
  • The best teaching opportunities are present in Quebec. The average annual salary for secondary school teachers in Quebec is around CAD70,000.
  • If you are interested in a career progression to administrative positions including vice-principal, it’s possible with experience gained in Canada.
  • The pay scale for secondary school teachers is competitive across Canada and among the highest compared to other countries.

About Canada

Canada is well-known for its educational sector which delivers world-class services. The need for qualified and skilled teachers in Canada is high and immigration is a major source for professional educators for the secondary and post-secondary educational scene.

Canada is looking for bringing in skilled immigrants in large numbers. The number of teachers the country expects through skilled immigration programs is quite high. The whole demand for professionals is a key reason behind setting high targets for immigrants in the Canada immigration levels plan 2023-2025. As per the latest Plan, Canada aims to welcome 465,000 skilled newcomers in 2023. The number of newcomers expected in 2024 is 485,000. In 2025, Canada plans to welcome 500,000 new immigrants.

Canada is preferred above the USA for education for various reasons, which draws more students to Canadian educational institutions, which in turn creates more opportunities for well-trained and qualified foreign teachers. 

Here are the aspects in which Canada excels above the USA as an ideal educational destination:

  • Education in the USA is costlier than in Canada making it affordable to study in Canada.
  • Canada has better immigration policies along with affordable education to students which makes it more attractive than the USA, even if the US offers diverse options to study and opportunities for employment.
  • For international students, who form a large part of the student population in secondary schools in Canada, working part-time alongside studies is easier when compared to the USA. This is because there are more options for students to work in Canada.
  • Another advantage of studying in Canada is the easy availability of part-time work options, which is difficult for students studying in the US.

Job trends in Canada, 2023

The following Canadian provinces will have the highest demand for Secondary School teachers in the next three years:

  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Yukon

Other provinces that will have a moderately high demand for secondary school teachers include:

  • British Columbia
  • Alberta
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan
Occupation NOC 2021 (TEER) Code
Secondary School Teacher 41220

Prevailing wages of Secondary School Teachers in Canada

The average annual salary for secondary school teachers in Canada is CAD84,840. Here are the current wages for this job in Canada’s provinces/territories/regions:

Community/Area Annual Median Salary (in CAD)
Alberta 88,320
British Columbia 78,720
Manitoba 80,640
New Brunswick 65,280
Newfoundland and Labrador 84,480
Northwest Territories 96,000
Nova Scotia 78,720
Nunavut 105,600
Ontario 92,160
Prince Edward Island 72,960
Quebec 76,800
Saskatchewan 82,560
Yukon Territory 92,160

Eligibility criteria for Secondary School Teacher

The following requirements have to be met if you want to work in Canada as a secondary school teacher:

  • If you teach academic subjects, you must have a bachelor’s degree in education. Before obtaining that it’s often required to obtain a bachelor’s degree in the sciences or arts.
  • If you teach technical or vocational subjects, you must obtain a bachelor’s degree in education. Before obtaining that degree, you must have had experienced/specialized training in the subject.
  • If you are going to work as an instructor of trades in Quebec you will have to complete an apprenticeship training program as well as a trade/ industry certification.
  • If you are going to be a department head, in usual cases you will require many years of experience in teaching.
  • In order to specialize in English/French as a second language or special education you will need to get additional training.
  • You will need a provincial teaching certificate.
  • You may need to obtain membership in a provincial/territorial association of teachers or federation.

Before you start working as a teacher, you may be required of you to obtain a certification from a regulatory authority. Here’s a list of regulatory authorities in Canadian provinces/territories for secondary school teachers:

Location Regulatory body
Alberta Alberta Education, Teaching Excellence and Certification
New Brunswick Office of Teacher Certification, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Newfoundland and Labrador Registrar, Teacher Certification, Department of Education
Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Government of the Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia Registrar, Teacher Certification, Education and Early Childhood Development
Ontario Ontario College of Teachers
Prince Edward Island Office of the Registrar, Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture, Government of Prince Edward Island
Québec Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport
Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board
Yukon Teacher Certification, Department of Education

Secondary School Teacher – Number of vacancies in Canada

As of now, the number of jobs in Canada for secondary school teachers as listed on the Canada Job Bank is close to 150. Keep checking the updates of job vacancies on this portal.

How can a Secondary School Teacher immigrate to Canada?

Here are the details of some immigration programs/pathways that skilled and qualified secondary school teachers can use to immigrate to Canada.

FSW program under Express Entry

Qualified and skilled teachers can immigrate to Canada through the FSW program. This immigration program under the Express Entry system is one of the most popular ones for skilled professionals to move to Canada. Under Express Entry, immigration applicants are picked for Canada PR on the basis of their CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score as well as the priority set by the government based on their occupation.

The CRS score assigned to every immigration candidate will be decided on factors including education, age, language proficiency, and work experience, among others. Candidates can also qualify for extra points in case they received a valid job offer from Canada, a PR nomination from a province or work experience/education gained earlier in Canada.

You may not get any extra points for participating in the FSW program as a teacher. However, if you get an ITA (Invitation to Apply) under FSW, you will acquire the flexibility of living in the province/territory of your choice.

PNP (Provincial Nominee Program)

Canadian provinces maintain their own Canada PNP. PNPs enable Canadian provinces to offer nominations to immigration applicants who meet their labor market requirements best.

You can choose the Canadian province to immigrate to and submit an EOI (Expression of Interest) and present yourself to be invited. Once invited, you can apply for a PR nomination, which if granted will fetch you the opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa via the Express Entry round of invitations or directly to the province.

In many cases, the Canadian provinces use NOC (National Occupation Classification) code/s related to your work experience in the past. It’s possible then that you will have a better opportunity to qualify for permanent residence if your qualifications and experience as teachers meet the requirements of the province.

Here are the PNP streams each Canadian province has for teachers including secondary school teachers:

Province PNP streams for teachers
Alberta Alberta Express Entry Stream
British Columbia Skilled Worker Stream
Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas Stream
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Stream
New Brunswick ·        New Brunswick Strategic Initiative Stream

·        New Brunswick Express Entry Stream

Ontario ·        French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

·        Human Capital Priorities Stream

Saskatchewan ·        Saskatchewan Express Entry Stream

·        Occupation In-demand Stream

Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Skilled Worker Stream
Prince Edward Island ·        PEI Express Entry Stream

·        Skilled Workers Outside Canada Stream

AIP (Atlantic Immigration Program)

The AIP is one of Canada’s federal immigration programs that skilled foreign workers can use to immigrate to Canada. Even international students who studied in Canada can immigrate through this immigration program. Immigration candidates can settle in one of the following Atlantic provinces

  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island

To qualify for the AIP, you must have a minimum paid employment experience of 1,560 hours in the last 5 years (around 30 hours per week for a year). You must also satisfy the language requirements too.

A job offer from an employer in the Atlantic province is required to participate in the AIP. You have to get a license and a provincial teaching certificate from the province so that you can qualify for a teaching job in the province and apply for Canada PR via the AIP.

How to work in Canada as a teacher trained abroad?

Here are the basic requirements to meet prior to starting your career in teaching.

Get an ECA (Educational Credentials Assessment)

If you did your studies abroad, you will require an ECA. This is necessary to review your qualifications including degrees and diplomas so that it’s verified that they have validity and are equivalent to Canadian qualifications.

Teachers at the secondary school level need to have a UG or bachelor’s degree in education in the subject they are going to teach in Canada.

Apply for a license and a provincial teaching certificate

In Canada, teaching is a regulated occupation. Hence, you have to be licensed by a province/territory so that you can work as a secondary school teacher.

In many cases, you have to apply for a Certificate of Qualification or a teaching certificate. For this, you have to submit your teaching certificate from your home country, academic transcripts, and a statement of professional standing.

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How to apply for a UAE work visa in 2023?

Why UAE Work Visa?

Here are the best reasons to decide to work in the UAE and apply for a UAE work visa:

  • A majority of job seekers in the UAE are attracted by benefits like high salaries and the best compensation among world countries. In 2023, salaries could increase in the country by an average of 4.4 percent. Here are the increases expected in 2023 in various sectors:
    • Financial services – 5 percent
    • Legal services – 4.9 percent
    • Technology – 3 percent
    • Human Resources – 2 percent
  • The UAE offers long-term job security is a major factor for professionals to decide to work in the UAE on a work visa.
  • The UAE is the Arab world’s second-largest economy. It maintains and improves this position by:
    • Strengthening its business environment
    • Increasing its direct foreign investment
    • Introducing new visas to attract more foreign workers
    • Incentivizing companies to invest, run, and expand their operations, generating more employment opportunities
  • Friendly company culture and corporate social responsibility are other significant factors for skilled people to choose to work in the UAE on a work visa.

Job opportunities in UAE

In 2023, hiring in the UAE is expected to happen significantly high in three sectors namely:

  • Investment
  • Real estate
  • Banking

Here’s a look at other industrial sectors that are hiring in high numbers:

IT and E-commerce

The UAE is turning into a technology hotspot. There’s innovation expected in various IT sectors. More and more tech startups are coming up in the UAE.

Here are the occupations in this sector for which hiring is high in the UAE:

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Programmer

The major skills required in this sector are:

  • User interface Design
  • Web development
  • JavaScript
  • Responsive web design

Medical and Healthcare services

Professions like doctors and nurses continue to be significant in the UAE. These are highly in-demand jobs in the UAE.

Here are the occupations in this sector for which hiring is high in the UAE:

  • Doctor
  • General Practitioner
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Medical Consultant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse

PR, Marketing, and Advertising

Hiring is on a high trend in this sector owing to:

  • New work permits created for foreign freelancers
  • An increase of 200 percent in jobs related to digital content creation

To grab an opportunity to work in this industry in the UAE, you must have the following skills:

  • Social media marketing
  • Creative writing
  • Video production
  • Blogging

Here are the occupations in this sector for which hiring is high in the UAE:

  • Content Coordinator
  • Blogger
  • Marketing/Digital Marketing Specialists

HR and Recruitment

Organizations and companies in the UAE need HR professionals to manage their workforce and improve recruitment activities, hiring the best workers.

Here are the occupations in this sector for which hiring is high in the UAE:

  • HR Managers
  • Talent Acquisition Specialists

Finance and Accounting

Companies in the UAE are looking for expert professionals in finance and accounting to achieve cost efficiency as well as financial targets. The desired skills from professionals in this sector include expertise in:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Trading
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Modeling
  • Portfolio Management

Here are the occupations in this sector for which hiring is high in the UAE:

  • Corporate Finance Manager


The UAE needs skilled and qualified teachers. Their demand is increasing in the country, especially in Dubai. To work as a teacher in the UAE, you will have to qualify for a teaching license. Experience counts a lot in your opportunity to work as a teacher in the UAE.

Here are the occupations in this sector for which hiring is high in the UAE:

  • Curriculum Developer
  • Career Counselor
  • Language Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Translator


There are a lot of areas where the role of engineers is significant in the UAE. These include petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, electronics engineering, aeronautical engineering, and mechanical engineering.

Here are the occupations in this sector for which hiring is high in the UAE:

  • Marine Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Audio Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer

Benefits of working in UAE
Let’s see what benefits you can get by working in the UAE.

  • In the UAE, you can get the advantage of a tax-free income.
  • By virtue of the presence of international companies in the UAE, you can gain experience in international projects.
  • There are several employee benefits statutorily granted by the Government of UAE. They include the following:
    • Employees are entitled to health insurance provided by their employers in the country.
    • Though there are no minimum wages stipulated for expats, the pay scales are good depending on your education and skill level.
    • The UAE has a great overtime policy. Working on Fridays, which are statutory holidays, will be compensated with a 50 percent raise in pay or a compensatory day off.
    • Women employees in the UAE are entitled to maternity leave of 60 days during pregnancy. They will be paid in full for these days.
    • A paternity leave of 5 days is also granted to men who can take it either consecutively or non-consecutively. These leaves must be taken within six months of childbirth.
  • The UAE offers a safe work environment along with the opportunity to work with people from various cultures and countries.
  • It’s easier for international workers to work in the UAE as English is widely used in work environments.

Types of UAE work permits

Work permits in the UAE come in various types. Each serves the specific purpose of a certain category of employees working in the UAE.

The Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratizations (MoHRE) issues 12 types of permits for foreign workers to get be employed in the UAE. Employers in the UAE who are registered with the MoHRE can recruit employees, based on the nature of the job role offered.

Here are the types of work permits issued in the UAE by MoHRE:

  • A work permit for the recruitment of a worker from outside the UAE
  • A temporary work permit for hiring a foreign worker to complete a job within a period of time specified
  • A juvenile permit for the recruitment of a juvenile aged from 15 to 18
  • A Golden visa holder permit for the employment of a foreign worker holding the Golden Residence visa issued in the UAE
  • A work permit for the transfer of a foreign worker between establishments
  • One-mission work permit for the recruitment of a worker from outside the UAE for the completion of a temporary job, or a specific project running for a certain period
  • A student training and employment permit for the employment of a student aged 15 who’s already living in the UAE
  • A national trainee permit for the training of a UAE national
  • A work permit for a UAE resident arriving on family sponsorship
  • A part-time work permit for the recruitment of foreign workers under a part-time contract wherein their working hours/days are less than their full-time work contract
  • UAE/GCC national permit to employ a UAE/GCC national
  • A freelance permit that’s issued to foreigners in the UAE who are self-sponsored, and provide services or do tasks for companies or individuals (without sponsorship from a specific employer in the UAE and without a contract for employment created).

Eligibility criteria for Work Visa in UAE

If you are one who meets the following basic eligibility criteria, you can proceed to apply for a work visa in the UAE:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must be a graduate in case you are joining a skilled job. In other cases, you may need a trade qualification required of an unskilled worker.
  • You must have a work experience of 2 to 3 or more years.
  • You must receive a job offer from an employer in the UAE who has a valid business license.
  • You must meet all medical requirements to arrive in the UAE.

There are three levels of eligibility for foreign workers to work in the UAE. They are:

  • Level 1: These are foreigners with at least a Bachelor’s degree. Those who come under this level of categorization are qualified professionals like engineers, teachers, doctors, marketing professionals, accountants, and pharmacists among others.
  • Level 2: These are foreigners who have done their diplomas in a professional field. Those in technical and mechanical jobs are included in this level of eligibility categorization.
  • Level 3: Foreigners with a high school diploma and experience working in roles like administration employee, tour guide, or supervisor, among others.

Requirements for UAE Work Visa

The following documents have to be submitted in order to apply for a UAE residence visa:

  • A valid passport and its photocopy
  • An Emirates ID card
  • Passport-sized photos
  • The results of a medical screening
  • An entry permit from the Ministry of Labor
  • A copy of the hiring company’s commercial license
  • A copy of a company card from the UAE employer

You may lodge an application for a work permit once you obtain a residence visa. To get a work permit, you must submit all the aforementioned documents along with an application form for a work permit. The form has to be completed in Arabic.

Steps to apply for UAE Work Visa

To get a UAE work permit, you have to go through three steps. They are:

  • get an employment entry visa
  • get an Emirates ID card (a Resident Identity Card)
  • Obtain a residence visa and UAE work permit

The first step is to get an employment entry visa for the UAE. It’s also known as the pink visa. To get this visa, the employer in the UAE offering you the job must lodge an application for the approval of the visa quota on your behalf. This approval is granted by the MOL (Ministry of Labor).

Your employer in the UAE will then submit a contract of employment, signed by you, to the MOL. Before the issuance of the employment entry visa, the MOL will approve the work permit application.

Once the visa application is approved, you must join employment and enter the UAE within two months. Once you have arrived in the UAE with a pink visa, you must next obtain a residence visa as well as a UAE work permit within 60 days of your arrival.

In order to lodge an application for a residence visa, you must collect and submit every document required listed above. The validity of a residence visa to do work on contract in the UAE is up to two years. If you want to, you can apply for renewal in time. Your work permit will get taken to list as part of the residency visa.

After you work permit gets the approval you can begin working in the UAE officially.

How can Y-Axis assist you to work in UAE?

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A guide to the Canada ICT program you have always wanted!

Highlights: A basic guide to the Canada ICT program

  • The Canada ICT program enables international companies to transfer qualified employees to Canada.
  • Workers transferred via the ICT program will require an LMIA-free work visa.
  • There are specific criteria for what enterprises are eligible for ICT.
  • ICT program has specific criteria for start-ups which include the capacity to establish themselves in Canada.

There may be many ways you imagine you can migrate to work in Canada. Those very possibly will be visa pathways that help you move to Canada independently to work there under a specific employer or obtain an open work visa that gives the flexibility to choose your employer.

Different types of work visas could be obtained under various temporary migration programs active in Canada. One of them is the Canada ICT program (Intra-Company Transfer program).

The ICT enables international companies in Canada to transfer employees from abroad who are qualified for the jobs they have to offer. The aim of the program is to

·        Improve the effectiveness of management

·        Enhance the competitiveness of the enterprise in markets abroad

·        Expand Canadian exports

People who are transferred to Canada under the ICT program are transferred on a temporary basis to be employed in an eligible company as deemed under the criteria of this program.

What’s an eligible company under the Canada ICT program?

A company eligible for accepting transferred employees under the ICT program is one of the following:

  • The parent company
  • A Canadian branch of the parent company
  • A subsidiary of the original company
  • An affiliate of the foreign company that employs them

The very basics of the ICT program

Let’s now understand some basic requirements to be mindful of if you are trying to obtain a work permit under the ICT program:

  • Canada work permits involved in this program do not need to satisfy the LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) requirement.
  • The work you are going to do in Canada has to be one of the following if you want to get eligibility under the ICT program:
    • Managerial
    • Executive
    • Involving specialized knowledge

Now let’s understand each of the types of work in the list above.

Managerial work

This work has two sub-genres namely:

  • Senior Managers who manage the total or partial affairs of the business enterprise and supervise the work of professional employees or other managers
  • Functional Managers are into completing the task of managing a certain function that’s vital to the achievement of the goals of the company without necessarily managing employees in the enterprise

Executive work

When you are in an executive work, your primary responsibilities involve giving direction to the company management entire or a significant part of it.

Work involving specialized knowledge

If you are into work involving specialized knowledge, your knowledge will be at an advanced expertise level and proprietary know-how of the products, processes, services, and procedures of the company.

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Are you eligible for ICT?

If you are an employee getting transferred under the ICT, you have to meet the following

  • You must be currently working at a foreign MNC that’s trying to transfer overseas employees to Canada.
  • You have to be transferred to a company that maintains a relationship that qualifies under the ICT program, with the company in which you are currently working.
  • You must be undertaking a job at a continuing and legitimate establishment of the company situated in Canada.
  • You must comply with all requirements to immigrate to Canada for temporary entry.
  • You must have worked full-time continuously for at least a year (out of the last 3 years) in a position comparable to the one you will be taking up in Canada.

A couple of exceptions for employees are as follows:

  • If they worked part-time for the foreign MNC, IRCC could possibly consider other factors such as the following:
    • number of years of experience working with the foreign company
    • the similarity of the job position with what’s offered in Canada
    • the period for which the part-time position is valid
    • whether signs exist that the company is looking to abuse the purpose behind obtaining the ICT work visa
  • If there’s a corporate merger or acquisition that happened recently related to the foreign MNC, there’s no requirement for you to have been employed with the company for one year provided you have worked for one of the affiliates for a minimum of one year in the previous 3 years. The successor entity has to show that it has assumed the obligations, interests, liabilities, and assets, of the original company and continues to operate a business similar to that of the original company.

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How are start-ups eligible for ICT?

For foreign companies that are wanting to source critical workers to Canada, the ICT program has a different set of criteria to meet. These are companies that want to source workers to establish a new business in Canada.

ICT start-up companies that are successful get a temporary work permit with a year’s validity. If these companies keep a relationship with a business entity in Canada that qualifies under ICT as well as do business activities actively inside Canada, their work permits may be subject to renewal. It’s necessary that the operations in the new enterprise in Canada must be staffed sufficiently too.

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To demonstrate the capacity to establish themselves in Canada, the start-up companies must do the following so that they get ICT work permits:

  • Give evidence that shows that the company can financially support the costs of starting the enterprise’s operations, which includes the ability to give compensation to employees
  • Prepare a business plan intended to outline plans for staffing for the new operation and effecting business established in Canada
  • Give proof that a physical location has been found and secured (or that the company is undergoing the process to secure a physical space for the company)
  • Showcase that the company will be sizeable enough to support the functions of the managers and/or executives whom the company is transferring to Canada
  • Showcase that the company has the expectation to keep doing business and present proof that Canadian management will be the one directing the work that’s being conducted inside Canada

Success stories of Canada immigration through Y-Axis

Sukhdeep Kaur Mangat set up his business in Canada
Sukhdeep Kaur Mangat obtained the ICT work permit through Y-Axis, enabling him to set up an office for his business in Canada. Besides helping with the permit, Y-Axis also assisted him to chalk out a business plan to support the ICT work permit.

While in normal cases an ICT permit for start-ups in Canada is valid for 1 year, we prepared his file in such a way that he got a visa valid for 3 years!

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Exploring the job trends for Administrative Support Officer in Canada in 2023

Why work in Canada as an Administrative Support Officer?

The job trends for the role of Administrative Support Officer in Canada are quite good. Here are the best reasons to work in Canada as an Administrative Support Officer:

  • Administrative Support Officers are among the top professionals in demand in Canada, a country that has over 1 million job vacancies that need to be filled.
  • The average annual salary for an Administrative Support Officer in Canada is CAD50,764.
  • Nunavut is the Canadian province that pays the highest to Administrative Support Officers. There, these professionals are paid CAD62,882.
  • The highest number of job openings for Administrative Support Officers is in the provinces of Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta.
  • An Administrative Support Officer has various pathways to migrate to Canada.

About Canada

The kind of job opportunities and opportunities for growth Canada offers to make it a favorite destination for professionals globally. These people work in a range of industries and they choose to migrate to Canada to work and settle there. The reasons for these include the following:

  • The country is blessed with natural resources which contribute much to its economy and generates jobs too in a range of sectors including power generation.
  • There are 185 countries to which Canadian passport holders can travel visa-free or with the facility of visa-on-arrival. If you have a long-time goal of becoming a citizen of Canada, this will be a great benefit you can have.
  • By imposing immigration rules that are fairly less complicated, it’s much easier to qualify to migrate to Canada as a professional.
  • There are no restrictions as to the immigrant’s ethnicity, culture, language, or religion which makes it one of the most conducive environments to live and work.
  • The average monthly salary in Canada is around CAD55,000 as of October 2022. Skilled immigrants will always find employment for a high pay scale.
  • Canada has a large number of job opportunities for skilled workers in many areas of the economy. Qualified and skilled foreign workers are sought after in large numbers to fill vacancies open in the country.
  • Immigrants can find many social benefit programs that offer great support to them and their families.
  • The range of immigration and visa programs offered by Canada is diverse. You can choose to either move to Canada with a work visa or a PR visa under various immigration programs.

Canada is in need of a large number of skilled and qualified workers. To acquire them, the country is highly dependent on Canada immigration.

It’s remarkable that Canada has been setting huge targets when it comes to the number of immigrants to be invited to settle in the country annually. Here, we give you details of the number of immigrants Canada is planning to bring into the country via its many immigration pathways and categories.

Immigrant Category 2022 2023 2024
Target Target Target
Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions 431,645 447,055 451,000
Economic Federal High Skilled 55,900 75,750 111,500
Federal Economic Public Policies 40,000 32,000
Federal Business 1,000 1,000 1,500
Economic Pilots: Caregivers; Agri-Food Pilot; Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot; Economic Mobility Pathways Project 10,250 11,250 12,750
Atlantic Immigration Program 6,250 6,500 6,500
Provincial Nominee Program 83,500 86,000 93,000
Quebec Skilled Workers and Business To be determined To be determined To be determined
Total Economic 241,850 253,000 267,750
Family Spouses, Partners, and Children 80,000 81,000 81,000
Parents and Grandparents 25,000 28,500 32,000
Total Family 105,000 109,500 113,000
Refugees and Protected Persons Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad 24,500 25,000 25,500
Resettled Refugees – Government-Assisted 19,790 17,260 13,000
Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored 31,255 30,795 23,000
Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred 1,000 1,000 1,000
Total Refugees and Protected Persons 76,545 74,055 62,500
Humanitarian and Other Total Humanitarian & Compassionate and other 8,250 10,500 7,750

Job trends in Canada, 2023

Here are the Canadian provinces that have the most job opportunities for Administrative Support Officers.

  • Ontario
  • British Columbia
  • Alberta
  • Quebec
The NOC code for Administrative Support Officers under NOC 2016 is 1221 and as per NOC 2021 (TEER system) is 13100.

Prevailing wages of Administrative Support Officers in Canada

The average annual salary of Administrative Support Officers in Canada in 2022 is CAD50,764. Here are the prevailing wages by region:

Community/Area Median Annual Wages (in CAD)
Alberta 55,680
British Columbia 49,920
Manitoba 46,080
New Brunswick 44,160
Newfoundland & Labrador 46,080
Northwest Territories 59,520
Nova Scotia 42,240
Nunavut 63,360
Ontario 49,920
Prince Edward Islands 44,160
Quebec 51,840
Saskatchewan 48,000
Yukon Territory 57,600

Eligibility criteria for Administrative Support Officers

  • You must complete secondary school.
  • You need to possess a college diploma or university degree in business/ public administration.
  • You are generally required to have an experience in an executive secretarial or senior clerical position related to office administration.
  • You may need certification in project management as is required by certain employers.

Administrative Support Officers – Number of vacancies in Canada

Currently, there are 2,430 job vacancies in Canada for Administrative Support Officers.

Location No. Of available jobs
Alberta 563
British Columbia 701
Manitoba 79
New Brunswick 31
Newfoundland and Labrador 5
Nova Scotia 22
Nunavut 2
Ontario 677
Prince Edward Island 1
Québec 278
Saskatchewan 62
Yukon 2

How can an Administrative Support Officer migrate to Canada?

There are multiple immigration pathways for Administrative Support Officers in Canada in 2023. Here are a few options:

Express Entry

Express Entry is the best option for professionally qualified and experienced Administrative Support Officers to immigrate to Canada. To enter the Express Entry system and find a place among eligible candidates, you have to get ranked with a minimum point of 67 under the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System).

The CRS score is determined by considering factors like your

  • Education
  • Age
  • Language ability in English/French
  • Work experience
  • The skills of your partner

The higher the CRS points you score, the better your chances are to be sent an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for a Canada PR visa. In response, you can apply for the visa within 60 working days of receiving the ITA.

To immigrate to Canada as a mining engineer, you don’t need a job offer from Canada. However, having a job offer can increase your CRS points.

PNP (Provincial Nominee Program)

The PNP is another great way to take to migrate to Canada as an Administrative Support Officer. Every Canadian province has a PNP immigration pathway of its own. PNP caters to the needs of a province to source suitable and skilled foreign workers to fill the job vacancies there.

If an immigration candidate interested in settling and working in a province has a profile in the Express Entry and gets nominated by the province, that candidate gets 600 extra CRS points (the score granted under Express Entry after assessments). These points become an advantage as the candidate will get a sure chance of getting invited for permanent residence through a federal immigration draw.

AIP (Atlantic Immigration Program)

The AIP is an immigration pathway for skilled foreign workers to obtain Canada PR. It’s also available for international graduates who graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution situated in Atlantic Canada. They must be ready to live and work in one of four Atlantic provinces in Canada. These provinces are

  • Nova scotia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland & Labrador

To qualify for this immigration program, you must procure a job offer from an employer in Atlantic Canada. The employer must genuinely be not able to find qualified candidates they need to fill the jobs with local workers.

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Canada Job trends – Creative Services Director in 2023-24



Why work in Canada as a Creative Services Director?

Here are some significant reasons a Creative Services Director should choose to work in Canada. These are related to the trends in the media industry in Canada where these professionals play an important role.

  • The new trend of remote working will benefit professionals in the media industry like Creative Services Directors to work in Canada.
  • The expected growth of OTT platforms by 2023 is 10.7 percent. Creative content generated on this platform will be consumed at a very high rate.
  • The societal changes and the changes in consumption behavior post-COVID are opening opportunities for challenging work such as Creative directors.
  • The revenue that Canada is expected to make from the entertainment and media industry by 2023 is above CAD 8 million.
  • The importance of media (especially online media) as a platform to inform, educate, and entertain people has increased manifold. Canada needs professionals like creative directors in large numbers.
  • In the year 2023, spending on OOH ads in Canada is projected to grow by 12 percent, which will take the highest share of the total media industry.
  • From building commercial brands to political campaigns, digital media is the norm now. In Canada, the media industry needs lots more creative professionals to manage and lead the work on such projects.

About Canada

Canada is a country that needs skilled foreign nationals to work in the country in a range of industries, in numerous important and specialized job roles. The country depends on immigrants to prosper economically and enrich itself socially.

Canada has always been highly ambitious when it comes to its immigration targets. As per the latest 2023-2025 immigration levels plan, the country aims at creating 465,000 immigrants in 2023. The target is progressively set higher at 485,000 in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025. These are immigrants who are skilled and educated to fill the job vacancies in key sectors in Canada.

As we are looking at the prospects of immigrating as a Creative Services Director to Canada here, let’s examine some relevant facts related to this occupation. These cover facts about the media industry in Canada and the significance of creative directors in this industry now and in 2023:

  • The average time spent on digital media per day in Canada in 2023 will increase to 332 minutes from 329 in 2022. This will create the necessity to create more engaging content under the guidance of professionals.
  • Companies in Canada are betting on social media and online video content platforms as significant channels to promote their products and services. Video content on these platforms is challenging to create as it often requires eye-catchy content that impacts in a limited time.
  • In 2022, companies in Canada are spending close to CAD 200 million on social media for advertisement and product promotion. Surely, it needs expert professionals to decide on creative output with excellent impact and returns.
  • 84 percent of Canadians use social media, opening a wide scope of opportunity for professionals like Creative Services Directors to create content that can improve brand image and business.
  • The trend now is short-video content and byte-sized content. Expert creative directors will be skilled to create content that can engage the audience in a matter of seconds if not minutes.

Job trends in Canada, 2023

Creative services directors actively work with public relations, marketing, advertising, and e-business managers. These professionals are involved in planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating the activities of commercial/industrial establishments as well as departments.

Creative Services Directors are into taking up decisive roles in advertising for commercial/industrial/e-business enterprises. They also play a creative and managerial role in marketing and public relations. Commercial/industrial establishments hire them as well as marketing/advertising firms and government departments.

Occupation NOC 2021 (TEER) Code
Advertising, marketing, and public relations managers (also includes Creative Services Director) 10022

Prevailing wages of Creative Services Director in Canada

The average annual salary for Creative Services Director in Canada is CAD92,160. Here are the currently prevailing wages for this job in Canada’s communities and regions:

Region Annual Median Salary (in CAD)
Alberta 92,160
British Columbia 92,160
Manitoba 90,240
New Brunswick 82,560
Newfoundland and Labrador 96,000
Nova Scotia 97,920
Nunavut 115,200
Ontario 94,080
Prince Edward Island 96,000
Quebec 97,920
Saskatchewan 69,120
Yukon Territory 80,640

Eligibility criteria for Creative Services Director

Here are the requirements for eligibility for a Creative Services Director in Canada. We shall see the requirements for the role this professional will handle on the job.

Advertising and public relations managers

  • A college diploma/university degree in public relations, communications, journalism, marketing, or in a field related to the job
  • Many years of work experience in communication, public relations, or advertising officer position or in an occupation related to the occupation

Marketing managers

  • A college diploma/university degree in business administration or in a field related with a specialization in sales/marketing
  • Many years of work experience as a marketing, sales, or public relations representative or in an occupation related to the occupation

E-business managers

  • A college diploma/university degree in a field that’s related to website content development, electronic commerce, or Internet services
  • Work experience in interactive media development, Web site design, information systems analysis, or data administration or work experience related to developing content for websites

Creative Services Director – Number of vacancies in Canada

As of now, there are about 490 job vacancies for Creative Services Directors in total in Canada. Here are the jobs available in Canadian provinces:

Location Available jobs
Alberta 53
British Columbia 137
Manitoba 3
New Brunswick 6
Newfoundland and Labrador 1
Nova Scotia 5
Ontario 218
Québec 37
Saskatchewan 16

How can a Creative Services Director to Canada?

If you are interested in working as a Creative Services Director in Canada you can find opportunities and job vacancies on job sites and other online sources in Canada. You can use the NOC TEER code 10022 to find job vacancies in this profession on government job sites in Canada.

In fact, the NOC code 10022 is for Advertising, marketing, and public relations managers. This is a group of jobs that include roles like

  • Advertising administrator
  • Agency marketing department manager
  • Circulation manager
  • Communications manager
  • E-business manager
  • External relations director
  • Information service manager
  • Market development manager
  • Media advertising manager
  • Promotions manager
  • Advertising agency manager
  • Business manager – sales and advertising
  • Commercial network development manager
  • Communications manager – public relations
  • Election campaign manager
  • Fundraising campaign manager
  • Internet communications manager
  • Marketing director
  • Media relations director
  • Public affairs director
  • Advertising director
  • Campaign manager
  • Communications director
  • Corporate affairs manager
  • Electronic business (e-business) manager
  • Graphic design firm manager
  • Internet site manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Media relations manager
  • Advertising manager
  • Channel marketing manager
  • Communications director – sales and marketing
  • Correspondence and public inquiries manager
  • Electronic commerce (e-commerce) manager
  • Information and communications manager
  • Manager – marketing services
  • Marketing Manager
  • Online marketing manager

You can follow the following steps to immigrate to Canada as a Creative Services Director.

Step 1: Make sure you have the eligibility to immigrate to Canada

You can check on your eligibility by using our free immigration assessment facility. Canada offers in excess of 80 pathways for immigration visas to immigrate to Canada.  After you get your visa assessment done and it presents a positive result, you can take the next step.

Step 2: Get your qualifications accredited for Canada

It will be necessary for you to get the qualifications that you obtained outside Canada to be accredited if you want to immigrate to Canada as a Creative Services Director. You have to ensure that your qualifications are recognized in Canada.

How do you assess whether your qualifications are recognized in Canada? For that, you have to go through an ECA (Educational Credential Assessment).  The ECA process confirms that your diploma, degree, or certificate as a qualification is both valid and equal to standards set by Canada. If you want to claim CRS points for permanent residency in Canada, this step is one of the mandatory requirements. Points will be added for each training/educational credential accepted as per the standard in Canada.

ECA is also beneficial for you when you apply for jobs in Canada or go for any professional registration in Canada.

Here’s a list of organizations that are designated and licensed to conduct your ECA:

  • International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
  • Comparative Education Service – University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
  • International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
  • World Education Services
  • International Credential Evaluation Service

As for NOC 10022, the following are included in the requirements for education and experience:

  • Experience as a manager in advertising and public relations
  • A college diploma/university degree in public relations, communications, journalism, marketing, or in a field related to the job role along with many years of work experience in an officer position in public relations, advertising, or communications or in an occupation that’s related to the job role
  • Experience as marketing manager
  • A college diploma/university degree in business administration or in a field related to the job role with a specialization in marketing or sales and many years of work experience as a marketing, sales, or public relations representative or in an occupation related to the job role
  • Experience as e-business managers
  • A college diploma/university degree in a field related to e-commerce, content development for websites, or internet & mobile services and work experience in website design, data administration, interactive media development, or analysis of information systems or work experience related to website content

It may be required for you to provide a set of documentation as well as references so that you can prove your experience and abilities while your evaluation process is conducted for immigration to Canada.

Step 3: Start the process of migration and lodge an application for your visa for Canada immigration

To go ahead with this step, here we give you a few pathways to immigrate as a Creative Services Director.

  1. Express Entry system
  2. Provincial Nominee Program
  3. The Rural and Northern Immigration Program
  4. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot
  5. Express Entry

The Express Entry system is the best pathway to move to Canada as a Creative Services Director. It’s the fastest immigration pathway and also the simplest one for Canada immigration.

You have to satisfy the criteria for age, qualifications, and language proficiency in French/English, among other criteria. The better your credentials for the points in the criteria, the better chance you will get to move to Canada faster. Immigration through Express Entry takes under 6 months.

  1. PNP (Provincial Nominee Program)

The PNP is a pathway for skilled as well as semi-skilled foreign nationals to immigrate to Canada and live and work in provinces/territories there. What you will require is a valid job offer from an employer in Canada. The job must be for a minimum of 1 year, which is applicable for most streams of Canada immigration. Each of the 11 provinces/territories of Canada has its own PNP. Each of these PNP has its own. Their labor requirements are specific to the province.

Canadian provinces will choose your profile to nominate you for Canada PR if your skills meet what the province/territory is seeking. With the provincial nomination, you will get 600 extra CRS points. This practically assures you to receive an offer for a Canada PR visa.

  1. The RNIP (Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot)

RNIP (Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot) is a suitable pathway for Creative Services Director to immigrate to Canada. There are eleven communities that are at present participating in the RNIP.

To participate in an RNIP pathway, you will have to get a job offer deemed valid in one of the communities indicated above. Only then you will be considered to be eligible to lodge an application for Canada PR through the RNIP.

  1. The AIP (Atlantic Immigration Pilot)

The AIP is suitable for foreign workers with intermediate, high, and semi-skilled levels to immigrate to the Atlantic provinces of Canada. You can immigrate so to work in Canada as a Creative Services Director which is in high demand in those provinces. For eligibility, you will need to receive a valid job offer from an employer in the region. The job must be for a tenure of a minimum of 1 year.

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