Ontario’s first Tech Draw invites more than 1,600 Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 439

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:17:04 +0000

Ontario conducted its first Tech Draw on July 12, inviting 1,623 Express Entry candidates with eligible work experience to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.  Those invited in the July 12 draw had Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores ranging from 439 to 459 and created their Express Entry profiles between […]

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Canada’s Global Talent Stream: Nearly 24,000 visas granted in 2 years

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:12:45 +0000

The Government of Canada this week marked the two-year anniversary of its Global Skills Strategy, which has welcomed nearly 24,000 highly skilled foreign workers through its flagship Global Talent Stream.  The Global Talent Stream provides Canadian employers with easier access to temporary foreign workers with experience in 13 occupational categories in fields such as Information […]

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British Columbia extends Tech Pilot to June 2020

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 22:39:31 +0000

British Columbia Tech Pilot will continue until June 2020, the province’s immigrant nominee program announced June 3.  Introduced in 2017, the Tech Pilot provides a fast-tracked pathway to Canadian permanent residence for international talent. Weekly draws issue invitations to candidates in the Skilled Workers and International Graduates categories of both the BC PNP’s Skills Immigration […]

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Canada’s immigration policies providing tech sector advantage, Trudeau says

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 21 May 2019 20:07:03 +0000

Government efforts to ensure Canada’s tech sector has access to the best international and domestic talent are providing a unique advantage in the global economy, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. An interview with Trudeau kicked off the 2019 Collision Conference in Toronto on May 20, marking the first time the five-year-old gathering of global tech […]

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Is your occupation in demand in Canada?

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:19:40 +0000

Immigration candidates with work experience in any skilled occupation may be invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through Canada’s Express Entry system, but experience in a specific line of work can be an advantage at the provincial level.  Canada has both federal and provincial economic immigration pathways, each with its own unique work experience […]

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10 Canadian tech startups that are hiring right now

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:56:04 +0000

Looking for work in Canada’s thriving tech start-up scene?  The Toronto-based MaRS innovation hub has published a list of high-growth Canadian startups with current job openings. Nine of the 10 companies listed here are located in Toronto, where tech job growth has outpaced San Francisco in recent years. DROP Location: Toronto In their own words: […]

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New OINP tech stream, smaller communities immigration pilot reflect ‘immediate labour needs,’ Ontario says

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:19:07 +0000

The creation of a dedicated Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program stream for technology workers responds to “immediate labour needs” that have to be filled, the Ontario government says.    The government’s new budget announced four major updates to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) that include the new tech worker stream, a new pilot designed to […]

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New study rates Canada’s best cities for tech talent

When it comes to tech talent, Toronto is still king, but a new study shows cities across Canada are also proving competitive.   The new 2018 Scoring Canadian Tech Talent report ranked cities like Hamilton, Quebec City, and Halifax among Canada’s top 10 tech talent markets, and placed Ottawa and Waterloo in the top five. “Tech […]

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