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Software Engineers in Canada

The rapidly expanding tech industry in Canada has expressed the need for foreign talent in fields like Software Engineering. As a matter of fact, 2020 began with over 20,000 job openings for Software Engineers in Canada. 

Keep reading to find out your possibility of migrating to Canada as a Software Engineer. 

Various job titles in Canada under NOC list code 2173 for Software Engineers

Software Engineers like you who is willing to migrate to Canada for better career opportunities can assume the following job titles under the NOC list code 2173: 

Application Architect Artificial Designer Cloud Administrator
Cloud Architect Cloud Engineer Computer Applications Engineer
Telecommunications Software Specialists Simulation software designer Software Design verification engineer
Software System designer Systems architect Software Testing Engineer

Alternatively, all these job roles held by Software Engineers in Canada are otherwise eligible to apply under a specific category of NOC list code 7251. 


Top Tech jobs in 2020

While the job positions in Canada for Tech workers are plenty, the shortage of skilled laborers is a cause of worry for several local employers. You can grab this opportunity by exploring your choice of Tech job opportunity in Canada. 


Top Canadian provinces for Software Engineers

The Canadian provinces like British Columbia & Ontario are tackling the shortages in the technology sector labor market by stepping-up its economic immigration programs. 

The extension of the Tech Pilot program under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) to June 2020, and the nomination draws especially for candidates with Tech experience by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is exciting news for aspiring immigrants to Canada. 

The Canadian cities like Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver continues to be the epi-center of rising Tech jobs & welcoming foreign skilled workers to Canada. Canadian provinces Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia are the most preferred provinces by immigrant Software professionals. 

Find out other options to migrate to Canada as a Software Engineer by taking this free eligibility assessment.  


Average salary of Software Engineers in Canada

For 2020, the average annual salary is an estimated $81,750 while the lowest in this field can earn an average salary of $55,000. Also, the region-wise average annual salary is tabulated below: 

British Columbia CA $103,950
Alberta CA $100,000
Quebec CA $98,750
Ontario CA $90,000
Nova Scotia CA $58,000


Skills to Immigrate to Canada as a Software Engineer

Typically, Software Engineers aspiring to migrate to Canada must be able to demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Technical work skills: Research, evaluate and synthesize technical information to design, develop and test computer-based systems including mobile applications. 
  • Leadership skills: Lead and co-ordinate teams of information systems professionals in the development of software and integrated information systems, process control software and other embedded software control systems.
  • Education qualification:  A bachelor’s degree, usually in computer science, computer systems engineering, software engineering or mathematics or completion of a college program in computer science is usually required. A master’s or doctoral degree in a related discipline may be required.



How to immigrate to Canada as a Software Engineer?

The Express Entry system is the most preferred immigration pathway for foreign skilled workers. It has been the major driver of economic immigration to Canada since its launch in 2015. 

The Express Entry system is not a visa category but an online database of interested foriegn skilled workers looking to get permanent residence in Canada. Currently, candidates registered under the system are eligible to apply for three federal immigration programs and Canada Provincial Nomination Programs attached to it.

The profiles under the Express Entry system is scored and ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which takes into account the core human capital factors like age, education, work experience, language proficiency in English or French. Also, other factors like a valid job offer, spouse adaptability skills or a provincial nomination may add valuable points to the overall CRS score.     

The fortnightly draws conducted by the IRCC shall invite the high-scoring candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada. 


How can we help you?

Canada immigration can be complex and confusing if applied on your own. It may also lead to frequent rejections due to a lack of required documentation. You need to visit a registered ICCRC Canadian immigration consultant like CanApprove to begin your process of immigrating to Canada. 

Get your free appointment with us by clicking here. 


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