Canada updates the list of eligible occupations targeted through the Global Talent Stream
The government of Canada has updated the list of occupations targeted through Category B of the Global Talent Stream on July 8, 2019.
Computer network technicians (NOC 2281) have been added to the list, while engineering managers (NOC 0211), and architecture and science managers (NOC 0212) have been removed from the list.
The Global Talent Stream is part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Canada, which aims to attract technical elites from all parts of the world. Qualified applicants can obtain a work permit within two weeks.
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) said that: “Effective July 2019, the Global Talent Occupations List has been updated to ensure it continues to reflect the Canadian labour market and the needs of innovative companies.” ESDC also said that the applications for occupations removed from the list would be accepted until August 4, 2019.
There are two categories under the Global Talent Stream:
- Category A can be accessed only by employers who are referred by a designated referral organization.
- Category B focuses on a list of in-demand technology occupations. (Shown in below)
Global Talent Occupations List
|National Occupations Classification (NOC) code||
|213||Computer and information systems managers|
|2147||Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)|
|Sub-set of 2161||Mathematicians and statisticians|
|2171||Information systems analysts and consultants|
|2172||Database analysts and data administrators|
|2173||Software engineers and designers|
|2174||Computer programmers and interactive media developers|
|2175||Web designers and developers|
|2281||Computer network technicians|
|2283||Information systems testing technicians|
|Sub-set of 5131||Producer, technical, creative and artistic director and project manager – Visual effects and video game|
|Sub-set of 5241||Digital media designers|
If your occupation is on the list and you are interested in working in Canada, you are welcome to contact our professional Canada Immigration Consultants.