A Canadian program called the Express Entry program is designed to fasten the hiring of foreign talent. It is attracting thousands of tech workers and skilled employees, especially from the USA.
The Global Skills Strategy (GSS), which came into effect in 2017, has attracted around 24,000 people since its inception. The program provides temporary work permits in just two weeks for top international talents in various categories such as software engineering. It also offers permit exemptions for managers and researchers over short term periods.
How Express Entry works
Express Entry program is the forerunning feature of GSS, and its working is demonstrated below:
- You are eligible for Express Entry program on the basis of your application process which includes work experience, education and language skills.
- You must provide the necessary documents like language test results, education assessments, job offers, police certificates, medical exams, and proof of funds.
- After that create your Express Entry profile while you wait for the invitations to apply,
- If you are invited, apply for permanent residence by filling out the form, uploading the documents and paying the fees.
- If your application is approved, you will be invited for interviews both inside and outside Canada, as well as for crossing the border and settling in Canada.
The GSS approach is a stark contrast to President Donald Trump’s efforts to crack down on the immigration of high-tech employees into the USA and has consequently been a part of Canada’s expansive strategy to propel growth through higher foreign inflows. According to the Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen , the program has enabled Canadian technology companies to be more agile and flourishing.
About a one-fourth of the workers who are coming in were primarily based in the USA as they are often unhappy with the tougher visa restrictions that had been imposed by Trump’s government. The inflow has been noticeably observed in top categories like computer and media programs, software engineers and university professors. The majority of applicants are also noted to be Indian nationals.
The principal Express Entry job applicants were further accompanied by about 16,000 family members, who were provided the freedom and ability to work and study in Canada.
The increasing numbers of the highly skilled foreign workforce have caused a surge in migration into Canada. For a country that has been battling with aging demographics and slowing growth, this influx of labor is seen is as a welcoming move. The rise in international migration has helped to fuel a sharp rise in employment, especially because immigrants are of the working age.
Canada has added 321,065 immigrants in the year 2018, which is the largest annual increase since 1913. There was also been a surge of migration of non-permanent residents in other fields like foreign students and temporary workers.
This massive exodus helped Canada’s population grow by 528,421 last year, which has been the biggest increase since the late 1950s. as a result, Toronto was predicted to be the fastest growing city in terms of technology boost in 2017.
Best International Scholarships in Canada
Government of Canada Postdoctoral Research Program for International Students, 2019
The Government of Canada is seeking high achievement applicants for giving them an opportunity to participating in a Postdoctoral Research Program. The application will be accepted if, the aspirants are currently enrolled in a doctoral program at a recognized post-secondary institution. The scholars of this program will be hired as term Scientific Research (SE-RES) employees.
Provided By: Government of Canada
Course: Postdoctoral Research Program
Award: Hire as term Scientific Research (SE-RES) employees
Application Deadline: Open
David Johnston – Lebovic Foundation International Experience Awards in Canada
The University of Waterloo is pleased to offer its David Johnston – Lebovic Foundation International Experience Awards. The applicants must be full-time undergraduate and graduate students and the awards are available up to $2,500, $2,500 to $5,000 and $10,000.
University of Waterloo
Course: Undergraduate and Graduate
Award: Up to $2,500, $2,500 to $5,000 and $10,000
Application Deadline: July 15, 2019, or November 15, 2019
TSoM Love Canada Diploma Scholarship for International Students in Canada, 2019
Applications are open for the Love Canada Scholarship provided by Toronto School of Management. This scholarship is available for all international students in the field of diploma programs.
By: Toronto School of Management
Course: Diploma programs
Award: Tuition Fee
Application Deadline: September 2019
Vanier Canada graduate funding opportunities for Canadian and Foreign Students
The Government of Canada is offering the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship opportunities. The educational fund will provide $50,000 per year for this three years degree level course.
Provided By: Government of Canada
Application Deadline: August 31, 2019
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships for Canadian and Foreign Citizens, 2019-20
The Government of Canada offers a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship program for Canadian and foreign citizens. Applicants must have PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a foreign university. The scholarship award amount is$70,000 per year.
Provided By: Government of
Course: Postdoctoral Applicants
Award: $70,000 per year
Application Deadline: September 18, 2019
International Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada, 2019
The Memorial University of Newfoundland is pleased to offer International Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships program. Applicants must be pursuing a high school degree program.
Provided By: Memorial
University of Newfoundland
Course: Undergraduate program
Award: $3,000, $4,400 and $6,000
Application Deadline: Open
Wilfrid Laurier University Online Student Awards for international Candidates in Canada, 2019
Wilfrid Laurier University is attracting International applicants for taking a part in the Online Student Awards program in Canada. They are eligible to apply for an undergraduate and graduate degree (online) level course at the university. The awards will provide support for the education of candidates in these programs.
Provided By: Wilfrid Laurier University
Course: Undergraduate and graduate degree level program
Award: Support for the education
Application Deadline: 31, July 2019 and 24, October 2019
Top Universities in Canada
|Top Universities||World Rank||Tuition Fee|
|University of Toronto||19||$35,890 to $58,680|
|University of British Columbia||28||$23,460|
|University of Alberta||56||$25,180|
|McGill University||58||$18,110 – $48,747|
|University of Waterloo||151||$45,170|
|University of Calgary||199||12,695.9 CAD|
|McMaster University||92||22,471.2 CAD|
|York University||174||26,978.4 CAD|