Five new occupations added to Global Talent Stream

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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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