Five new occupations added to Global Talent Stream
On December 22, 2022, the Employment and Social Development department Canada (ESDC) extended the Global Talent Stream profession list from 12 to 17 occupations. The five newly-added engineering positions will allow more global talent to be recruited into the country.
The new eligible occupations are:
- Civil Engineers (NOC 21300);
- Electrical and electronics engineers (NOC 21310);
- Mining engineers (NOC 21330);
- Aerospace engineers (NOC 21390), and
- Computer engineers (NOC 21311).
Through the GTS, employers can quickly and efficiently apply for a work permit to hire skilled foreign workers in 17 of the most sought-after professions.
Employment and Social Development department Canada (ESDC)
The federal labor market and social programs are managed by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), a department of the Canadian government. The department manages a number of federal government programs and services, including the federal labor program, Service Canada centers, Canada Student Loan Program (CSLP), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), issuing social insurance numbers (SIN), and Employment Insurance (EI).
Global Talent Stream
The Global Talent Stream provides fast, responsive, and predictable client-focused assistance to access highly-skilled global talent to expand Canada’s workforce and to be competitive on a global scale. This Stream, which is a part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, is created for Canadian businesses that are referred to Employment and Social Development Canada by a designated referral partner and that require unique and specialized foreign nationals in order to scale up and grow. GTS is also intended for Canadian businesses that need to fill a position listed on the Global Talent Occupations List that is highly skilled and in demand.
Canada Global Talent Stream Occupations updated List
The list of occupations eligible for Canada’s Global Talent Stream – Labour Market Impact Assessment has been updated, and it takes full effect from December 22, 2022.
|NOC code 2021||Occupations||NOC code 2021||Occupations|
|20012||Computer and information systems managers||21300||Civil engineers|
|21310||Electrical and electronics engineers||21330||Mining engineers|
|21390||Aerospace engineers||21311||Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)|
|Sub-set of 21210*||Mathematicians and statisticians||21211||Information systems analysts and consultants|
|21223||Database analysts and data administrators||21231||Software engineers and designers|
|21230||Computer programmers and interactive media developers||21233||Web designers and developers|
|22310||Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians||22220||Computer network technicians|
|22222||Information systems testing technicians||Sub-set of 51120**||Producer, technical, creative, and artistic director, and project manager – Visual effects and video game|
|Sub-set of 52120***||Digital media designers|
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