Good news for job seekers in Canada! Canada has recognised five new engineering occupations where there is a need for more workers and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has added these occupations to the list of eligible roles under the Global Talent Stream (GTS) program. Read on to understand the employment possibilities.
What is ESDC?
ESDC is a government agency that supports Canada’s labour force with oversight over several immigration-related issues, including the issuance of Labour Market Internal Assessments (LMIAs) and management of the GTS, a work permit programme with accelerated processing designed to assist Canadian employers in hiring foreign skilled workers in the technology sector.
What does the Global Talent Stream (GTS) entail?
Employers in Canada can easily hire foreign workers for in-demand professions according to the Global Talent Stream (GTS) initiative of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The programme is intended to help Canadian employers deal with skill gaps and fill open positions in their businesses while also contributing to quickening Canada’s economic growth.
There are two eligibility categories offered by GTS: Category A and Category B.
● Category A
Your Canadian employer must be recommended by one of the GTS’s acknowledged partners to be eligible for the GTS’s Category A. Additionally, they ought to hire someone with advanced knowledge in the industry or a degree in it or with five years of relevant experience and a job paying at least $80,000. The least popular option is Category A. Employers must explain how they plan to increase job creation in the Canadian market as part of this category.
● Category B
Employers must try to hire highly qualified international talent to fill in-demand positions on the Global Talent Occupations List to be eligible for GTS Category B. The existing list has been expanded by 5, bringing the total number of occupations that fall under category B to 17. The pay for that position must be at least as high as the going rate.
What are the new jobs added to the Global Talent Stream?
The number of qualifying occupations has increased from 12 to 17 with the inclusion of five engineering posts. These are:
- Civil Engineers (NOC code 21300)
- Electrical and electronics engineer (NOC code 21310)
- Mining engineers (NOC code 21330)
- Aerospace engineers (NOC code 21390)
- Computer engineers (excluding software engineers and designers, NOC code 21311)
Why have more jobs become qualified?
In a world after COVID, it seems likely that Canada would continue to address its economic demands in a much more targeted manner given the country’s ongoing high labour shortages and expanding senior population. The list of GTS-eligible jobs evolved in response to these developments in the labour market and the inclusion of five new roles suggests that the demand for skilled professions in Canada will only grow in the future and there are a lot of possibilities for job seekers in India & other countries who are eager to take advantage of these opportunities.