Posted on July 27, 2017
This seems to be a new trend among the different Immigration Programs of Canada to launch specific draws to invite immigrant workers from IT Sector. Canada needs close to 200,000 ICT professionals in next two years and the different Provincial Nominee Programs of Canada is contributing to the task by targeting more and more ICT professionals in their respective application intakes and periodic immigration draws.
Trend of Targeting ICT Occupations
Recently, Ontario province of Canada announced that it will target the ICT Occupations in the express entry system while issuing NOI (Notification of Interest) to them for applying in its popular PNP, i.e. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
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The other Provincial Nominee Programs are also the following the similar strategies to focus on ICT professionals, i.e. Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, etc. Moreover, Canada’s Global Talent Stream (GTS) also allows Canadian employers to hire foreign ICT workers in quick time through fast work permit.
BCPNP is targeting IT Professionals
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) – the popular provincial nominee program British Columbia province of Canada has started organizing the immigration draws that focus on the tech professionals only. The BCPNP is the key PNP of British Columbia that nominates those foreign skilled workers for Canada PR, who want to settle in BC. Between May to July 2017, the BCPNP has launched six draws targeting ICT workers.
The US factor on behind the rapid growth of IT sector of BC
Although, the IT Sector of British Columbia was already growing, however, the recently immigration orders by US President Donald Trump have also proved a key factor in the ICT sector growth of BC. As per reports, a huge number of ICT professionals and workers are leaving Silicon Valley of USA to migrate to the BC.
America, in last few months have tightened its immigration policies, which in fact are benefiting neighboring countries like Canada, which considered as the best alternate for the USA as an Immigration Destinations. The ideal IT infrastructure, climate and working conditions, and proximity to the USA makes Canada the perfect destinations for immigrants, who earlier had plans to settle in USA.
Selection via SIRS
The Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) is the online immigration system to register for British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). The BCPNP has made some key categories to invite candidates to register via SIRS, i.e. skilled workers, international graduates, and entry level and semi-skilled workers.
However, no update is revealed till date by the province concerning issuance of ITAs (Invitations to Apply) under tech only immigration draws.
Best time to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residency as an IT professional
If you are an IT professional, it’s the best time to apply for Canada PR. At now the Canadian government prefers to invite more and more ICT professionals through different immigration programs. If you want to apply for Canada PR through BCPNP, OINP, Express entry or any other Canadian immigration program, you may send your details and queries to certified Canada migration expert at email@example.com.
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