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Toronto added more than 80000 tech jobs in Canada in past five years

Toronto added more than 80000 tech jobs in Canada

Toronto, the capital of Ontario, has been ranked among the top three cities in both the United States and Canada for tech workers. According to the Scoring Tech Talent Report of CBRE, Toronto added a whopping 80100 tech jobs in Canada the past five years since 2013.
The report ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian tech markets on 13 unique metrics that include talent supply, completed tech degrees, and job growth. Toronto was ranked third in the report in which San Francisco Bay Area emerged top and Seattle came second.
Toronto is also ahead of Washington, D.C., New York City and Austin, Tex. in terms of overall rankings. It almost equaled the number of tech jobs created in the San Francisco Bay Area during the same period. Toronto also recorded the fastest pace in growth of tech talents among the 50 tech markets that were measured, with a 54 percent increase in tech jobs in Canada.
Other Canadian cities have also fared well in the report. Vancouver climbed 13 spots to the 12th place, followed by Montreal in the 13th place and Ottawa, Canada’s capital, in the 19th place.

Tech jobs in Canada and immigration programs

Canada has stepped up major immigration programs including Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs in order to meet the growing demand for workers to take up tech jobs in Canada. In 2018, Express Entry draws issued the highest number of invitations to IT professionals. Though the Express Entry system does not consider the occupation of the candidates, the most common occupations of candidates invited in the 2018 draws were:

  • Software engineers and designers
  • Information systems analysts and consultants
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers

Many of the provincial nominee programs also have tech-specific options. The latest addition is the tech draw launched by Ontario.
Several tech jobs are featured in the In-Demand Occupation List of Manitoba. Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program also recently brought down language requirements for computer network technicians from a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 to 5, which has made it easier for them to obtain provincial nomination.
Saskatchewan has recently added computer programmers and interactive media developers to its list of in-demand occupations.
British Columbia regularly conducts Tech Pilot draws to candidates with a job offer from a BC employer in one of the 29 tech-related occupations. BC has also extended the two-year trial period of the pilot program twice, which has now been extended till June 2020.
Migrating to Canada, a country with high quality of living and countless career opportunities, is a wise investment for your future. If you are a skilled worker, you have many options to make Canada your permanent home. Contact us for more information and guidance.
 

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