Coming to Canada? Let ICTC Help You Ease into a Tech Role.

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19 Sep Coming to Canada? Let ICTC Help You Ease into a Tech Role.

By: Stephanie Wilson, Director, Strategic Outreach – Talent Innovation, Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

ICTC’s immigration initiatives are set to help Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) integrate into Canada’s digital economy with ease. GO Talent is a unique program, offered to IEPs who have not yet landed in Canada, yet are en route.

Through GO Talent, ICTC is working with COA and Planning for Canada in order to help Internationally Educated Professionals obtain relevant employment and achieve economic success. The program provides employers with early access to global ICT talent on their way to Canada, and assists internationally educated ICT professionals as they prepare to depart their home country. This combined approach directly contributes to the rapid labour market integration of ICT professionals seeking employment in their field.

Candidates who participate in this program generally have a background in ICT, whether it is education or work experience. Upon registering for the program, candidates are provided with virtual or in-person assistance including résumé review, interview guidance and information about Canada’s ICT labour market.

Résumés are sent to Canadian employers, and employers then have the option to interview or hire the candidate, depending on their skills’ match. ICTC has connections with employers nation-wide, and these connections have an expressed interest in hiring global talent. Over 1000 employers are already engaged through ICTC’s various immigration initiatives.

Since its launch, GO Talent has successfully matched a number of IEPs who took part in the program and has offered services to over 900 overseas candidates.

ICTC equals success and has more open job opportunities than candidates to match them with!

Over 360,700 (40%) immigrants are employed in ICT jobs in the digital economy with unemployment consistently low at 3.7%, compared to 7.9% in the overall Canadian labour market.

TOP ICT JOBS FOR IMMIGRANTS (as of May 2016)

  • Information Systems Analyst and Consultant
  • Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
  • Software Engineers
  • User Support Technicians
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a not-for-profit national centre of expertise for the digital economy. Through trusted research, innovative talent solutions, and practical policy advice, ICTC fosters innovative and globally competitive Canadian industries empowered by a talented and diverse digital workforce. 

To learn more about the initiative or to get involved, email talent@ictc-ctic.ca.

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