Global tech workers canada

32,000 global tech professionals immigrated to Canada in a single year:

According to reports from Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) and Canada Tech Network (CTN), Canada is a popular destination. Over 32,000 individuals relocated to the country for the global tech industry. This trend attributes to Canada’s welcoming immigration policies and the presence of a labour shortage in the tech sector.

Notably, India, Nigeria, and Brazil continue to lead in sending tech talent to Canada. Another significant factor driving the influx of tech workers is the growing investment by US-based tech companies in Canada.

As of 2022, Canada boast a tech workforce of more than 400,000 software developers. This growth is not limited to major urban centers. Provinces like Saskatchewan, Newfoundland, and Labrador are witnessing substantial growth in their tech workforces, with an increase of 16.3%.

The reports by TECNA and CTN highlight the most in-demand tech skills in Canada, including expertise in Microsoft Azure, customer experience, Github, and more. Furthermore, cities like Mississauga, Montreal, and Waterloo are prominent hubs for top tech talent in the country. Canada is actively striving to attract even more global tech talent, utilising initiatives such as the government’s category-based Express Entry draws and the Tech Talent Strategy. The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has already initiated category-based draws, with one held on July 5, 2023. During this draw, IRCC invited 500 individuals with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 486 to register for permanent residence in Canada.

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