Canada emerges as a hub for tech professionals
According to a recent report from The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) and Canada’s Tech Network (CTN), more than 32,000 global tech industry workers moved to Canada for work. There is a total of 15,097 tech workers from India, becoming the largest cluster of tech workers in Canada. The reason for this flow of tech workers includes Canada’s immigration-friendly national policy and labor cost advantages. Another reason includes the investments of U.S.-based tech companies in Canada.
In 2022, there were more than 400,000 software developers in Canada and the growth of the national tech workforce has not been limited to the bigger Canadian markets. Indeed, smaller provinces like Saskatchewan, Newfoundland, and Labrador have experienced the most rapid growth in their tech workforces, with a year-over-year growth of 16.3%. Also, smaller rural Canadian cities, including Windsor, Ontario have also seen the highest growth in tech workers.
The report reveals the most sought-after tech skills in Canada include Customer Experience, Microsoft Azure, Analytical Skills, Amazon Web Services, React.js, Jira, Data Science, GitHub, Customer Satisfaction, and Customer Relationship Management.
Most attractive tech hubs in Canada
The report from The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) and Canada’s Tech Network (CTN) highlighted the major cities that tech workers migrated to. Most of the cities come under the province of Ontario. The major cities include Mississauga, Montreal, Waterloo, Windsor, Ottawa, Vancouver, Kitchener, London, Hamilton and Calgary.
Canada’s initiative to attract global tech workers
The Canadian government combined with IRCC is putting significant efforts to attract global tech workers to Canada. The tech talent strategy and category-based express entry draws are the major programs by the Canadian government aiming to attract tech professionals to the country. The recent reports and studies show Canada’s successful implementation of its immigration strategies.