Canada attracts top international talent to the growing IT sector

August 27, 2019 –  A study by Canada’s Information and Communication Technology Council (ICTC) said that there would be 216,000 available jobs in the IT and tech-related sectors by 2021. In order to address the shortage of qualified professionals in these sectors, an innovative pilot program to attract international talent to Canadian technology companies could now become permanent, according to the 2019 federal budget. The program, called the Global Talent Stream, allows employers to fast-track visa applications for workers in fields with skill shortages, such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Nancy Caron, a spokesperson for the immigration department, said that, “By facilitating the faster entry of top talent with unique skill sets and global experience, the goal is to help innovative companies in Canada grow, flourish and create more jobs for Canadians.”

Read the entire article from the Toronto Star: Immigration program aims to boost Canada’s high-tech sector.