Contrarily, Category B requires employers to hire one of the following twelve professions with their equivalent codes;

  • Computer and information systems manager- (NOC 0213)
  • Computer engineering- (NOC 2147)
  • Mathematics and statistics- (Subset of NOC 2161)
  • Information system analysts and consultants- (NOC 2171)
  • Database analysts & data administrators- (NOC 2172)
  • Software engineer and designers- (NOC 2173)
  • Computer programmers and talented interactive media developers- (NOC 2174)
  • Web designers and developers- (NOC 2175)
  • Computer network technicians- (NOC 2281)
  • Information system testing technicians- (NOC 2183)
  • Producer, head of technical team, artistic & creative director and overall project manager – Visual effects & video games experts- (Subset of NOC 5131)
  • Digital Media Design- (NOC 5241)

Category B requires employees to have a salary that corresponds to the occupation’s wage or higher.

The Value for Talent

With Canada working towards becoming a tech country, the Global Talent Stream aims at streamlining the process to achieve this. Following the US decision to suspend new work permits, many talented immigrants are likely to consider Canada as their preferred option. As such, Canada aims at benefiting from the high number of highly gifted tech individuals looking to work abroad.

Also, Canada offers individuals an opportunity to earn their permanent residence visas during their work period in the country. For instance, in a given year, 60 percent of more than 300,000 foreign-born immigrants who get Canadian permanent residence status are economic class workers with a large number working in the tech industry. If such individuals qualify for an Express Entry program, GTS allows them to get their permanent resident cards within six months or less.

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