Canada’s Express Entry is facilitating Canada IT sector through immigrant IT professionals that have helped to cater to the shortage of skilled IT workers in Canada. As per the latest report of the Information and Communications Technology Council, Canada has a huge demand for IT workers. Around 182, 000 fresh IT professionals are required by the Information Technology sector in Canada by 2019.
Several provinces in Canada have recognized the requirement for skilled immigrant IT professionals. They are utilizing the Provincial Nominee streams aligned with the Express entry to specifically select immigrant IT professionals.
Apart from these efforts of the provinces, the federal government is also attempting to attract immigrant IT professionals. The candidates in the Express entry pool are now being given preference for their diverse human capital attributes. Thus increased number of immigrant IT professionals are being offered the ITA based on their skills and work experience.
Canada has also launched Global Talent Stream that is specifically targeting immigrant IT professionals and IT firms in Canada. This stream aims to assist innovative firms in accentuating their growth through quick access to required IT professionals.
Immigrant IT professionals who arrive in Canada through Global Talent Stream obtain the work experience in Canada. This is a highly valued factor in Express entry for offering the Canada PR, as quoted by the CIC News.
Overseas immigrants who are qualified to migrate to Canada through an economic immigrant intake program must first create a profile in the Express entry pool. Here they are ranked in order of their Comprehensive Ranking System scores. Based on the CRS scores the Canadian government offers the candidates in the pool Invitation to apply to Canada PR through Express entry draws.
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