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Computer Network Technicians added in the Global Talent Occupations updated list

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July 11, 2019

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Computer Network Technicians added in the Global Talent Occupations updated list

Earlier this year, while addressing the talent shortage, the Global Talent stream (‘GTS’) was introduced permanently in March 2019. Significant changes were brought to make it easier for the high-tech skilled workers to move to and settle in Canada, in terms of processing of applications and issuing of new permits.

In the last 2 years, the Government of Canada has invited nearly 24,000 visas under the Global Talent Stream (GTS). The temporary foreign workers with work experience in the listed occupations under category B could obtain a work permit within a short processing time of 2 weeks.

The eligible occupations list has been updated with an addition, while Engineering managers and architecture and science managers under NOC 0211 and NOC 0212, respectively have been removed. The new addition of Computer Network Technicians is now in the eligible occupations list.

These changes are introduced in response to the labour demand of the market in Canada. The Canadian employers are looking to hire foreign workers, who can easily obtain a work permit within 2 weeks of processing time. The eligible applicants will also benefit from quick processing of Labour Market Impact Assessment applications.

Regarding deleted occupations, the applications will not be processed after August 4, 2019. The listed occupations are in the fields of Information Technology and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with easier access to eligible temporary foreign workers who has the relevant experience in the field.

For reference, the eligible occupations list for GTS is given below: 

0213-Computer and information systems managers

2147-Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)


of 2161*- Mathematicians and statisticians

* Positions for actuaries or related occupations are excluded from this subset.

2171-Information systems analysts and consultants

2172-Database analysts and data administrators

2173-Software engineers and designers

2174-Computer programmers and interactive media developers

2175-Web designers and developers

2281-Computer network technicians

228- Information systems testing technicians


of 5131** -Producer, technical, creative and artistic director and project manager – Visual effects and video game

**The position must require a minimum of three years of experience in the visual effects, video game or animation industries in one or a combination of the following roles: producer, technical director, creative director, artistic director or project manager, senior coordinator, department manager, with three years of job experience in at least one or more of the following skills relevant to the visual effects, video game or animation industries: surfacing and look development; character or simulation rigging; matte painting; managing budgets or teams; or technical pipeline development and application for visual effects, video games, or animation production.


of 5241*** -Digital media designers

***The position must require a minimum of three years of job experience in at least one of the following digital media design skills: 3D modeling, compositing, paint and roto, layout and match move, digital environment and Matte painting, texture, lighting shading, character effects, effects and simulations, design and scenario, rigging, user interface or user experience, responsive design (for gaming), virtual reality, augmented reality, digital media animation, levels editing for digital media design, software editing for digital media design, pipeline software development or applications relevant for digital media design

If your occupation falls in the list, you may want to consider this opportunity to work in Canada and grow by contributing to the global talent pool. In case, you are interested to understand the process in detail, Consult with our Senior Practitioner as we would be able to assess your profile and advise you in the right track. You can call (1) 905-362-9393 (Canada), +91 9586 226232 (Ahmedabad) or drop an E-mail at support@spscanada.com (Canada), support.amd@spscanada.com (Ahmedabad) for further information.


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