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Canada Offers Programs For Tech Workers Willing To Immigrate To Canada

Austin Campbell



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Canada offers multiple Canadian immigration programs to invite more tech workers to help them contribute to Canada’s economy.

These programs are the Federal skilled worker program (FSWP), Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS), Saskatchewan, and Manitoba provincial programs. The other programs are:

IRCC Launched Canadian Global Talent stream for highly skilled workers: This program, which is part of the Temporary Foreign worker program is aimed at allowing 2- week work permit for temporary highly skilled Canada Immigrants workers.

Intra-Company transfer program for programmers and developers, who want to immigrate to Canada: This program is meant for workers who hold a managerial, programmer, and developer position and have at least 1-year experience with a subsidiary, affiliate, parent company in Canada. 

British Columbia aims at priority processing over other Immigration applications through weekly draws: this Canada Immigration program is designed specially to process only tech-worker applications through its Tech pilot program. 


Federal program to invite all technology workers: This program aims at inviting all technology occupation workers to work and immigrate to Canada permanently. There is no specific preference mentioned under this program.  

CUSMA professional program to hire foreign workers: under this Canada-United-states-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), US or Mexico citizens are eligible for work permits. There are 63 occupations that qualify under the CUSMA program and they don’t need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

Ontario launches periodic Tech-only draws to expedite the selection process: Ontario runs technology-specific programs to offer as many invitations to Canada Immigrants as possible.  Through this program. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is a step to this end. It aims at inviting applicants to have experience in a specific technology. 

Quebec has shown a major development in boosting the technology sector through its Canada Immigration pathways: Quebec has shown a major contribution in the technology sector by announcing a new Immigration pathway for Artificial Intelligence, visual effects sector, and information technology sector workers.

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