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.
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:
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.