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

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

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 the past five years since 2013.

The Scoring Tech Talent Report of CBRE 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.

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Toronto is also ahead of Washington, D.C., New York City and Austin, Tex. in terms of overall rankings.  The number of jobs created in Toronto is almost equal to that of San Francisco Bay Area. Toronto recorded 54 percent rise in tech jobs and the fastest pace in growth of tech talents among the 50 tech markets that were measured. Other Canadian cities also marked incredible performance according to the report. Among these are Vancouver that climbed 13 spots to the 12th place, Montreal in the 13th place, and Ottawa, the capital of Canada, in the 19th place.

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The major immigration programs of Canada have been transformed to address the growing demand for tech talent in the country. The Express Entry system of Canada issued the highest number of invitations to IT professionals in 2018. The most common occupations of candidates invited in the 2018 Express Entry draws were:

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

Many Canadian provincial nominee programs have tech-specific options, with the latest addition being the tech draw launched by Ontario. Manitoba has several tech jobs featured in its In-Demand Occupation List. The province has also brought down language requirements for computer network technicians from a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 to 5. This has made it easier for computer network technicians to obtain provincial nomination. Saskatchewan added computer programmers and interactive media developers to its list of in-demand occupations. British Columbia regularly conducts Tech Pilot draws for 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.

Canada is the favourite destination of immigrants with high quality of living and countless career opportunities. If you have work experience in an occupation which is in high demand in Canada, you can migrate to the country through one of its immigration pathways. Get in touch with us for detailed information and expert guidance on Canada migration.

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