Canada is emerging as a major provider of opportunities for talents in the technological field. This was reaffirmed by the findings revealed by a US media report given by CGTN America. Tech talents the world over is increasingly discovering the potential of Canada, especially amidst the restrictions on immigration imposed by the USA.
Canada is keen on offering great opportunities for tech workers willing to work in Canada and looking for a PR or a work permit. There are many pathways that Canada is offering today to techies who are aiming for PR.
The most popular and major pathway for tech-savvy individuals to get a career started in Canada is Express Entry draws. The process starts with the candidate submitting his/her profile to the Express Entry system via the IRCC website.
There, in the Express Entry pool, those profiles are graded based on factors like age education, work experience, and language proficiency. The higher your score, the earlier your profile will be picked up in Express Entry draws conducted every 2 weeks in Canada. This is the opportunity for a candidate to apply for PR.
During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, Express Entry draws have been the most consistent and significant contributor to Canada in terms of skilled immigrants.
If Express Entry is a federal level immigration system, PNP caters to the need of immigrants in each province of Canada. Every territory and province of Canada has the constitutional power to choose and invite immigrants who they feel shall fulfill the province’s economic needs.
The profiles taken up in a PNP could be ones directly submitted into the particular province’s PNP mechanism, or ones that are taken from the Express Entry pool. After the province issues a nomination for a candidate, he/she can apply for a PR to live and work in that province.
The major pullers of tech talents among Canadian provinces include British Columbia and Ontario.
The Start-up visa is meant to bring entrepreneurs in who are ready to start a new business in Canada. Given that tech related enterprises have high rates of start-up possibility, tech-skilled candidates with an entrepreneurial mindset and intent will find the Start-up visa pathway highly suitable and beneficial.
The candidates who get this visa must be endorsed by an angel investor, business incubator, or venture capital firm in Canada. These endorsers must be designated by the IRCC. Once the candidate receives the endorsement letter, he/she can submit the application for a PR.
Coming to work permit options, there are plenty of such options that are available to tech talent. Temporary workers including tech workers are exempted from travel restrictions in Canada during this COVID-19 crisis time.
For the tech workers, a leading option is the Global Talent stream. Its advantage is the speedy processing time (4 weeks) to get a work permit. The importance of this stream is understandable from the fact that since its launch in 2017, it has helped in bringing an additional 40,000 tech workers in Canada.
Canada immigration is thus an active booming sector that is contributing to the mutual progress of skilled immigrants and Canada’s labor market and economy.
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PR – Permanent Residence
IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
PNP – Provincial Nominee Program