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17 Occupations Are Now Eligible Under Global Talent Stream

Last Updated On 25 December 2022, 8:41 AM EST (Toronto Time)

Employment and Social Development of Canada(ESDC) updated the list of occupations eligible for Work Permit under Global Talent Stream (GTS).

5 new occupations have been added to existing list of 12 occupations eligible for GTS as of December 2022.

The Global Talent Stream (GTS) is the quickest route to get a work permit for eligible candidates who are willing to come to Canada and have a job offer from Canadian employer.

Furthermore, IRCC commits to process GTS work permits within only two weeks after an application is received.

So, if you have experience and talent in these occupations, then you should start exploring to find a job and apply for a work permit under GTS.

Full list of occupations eligible for Work Permit under Global Talent Stream

OccupationEligible NOC Codes (2021)
Computer and information systems managers20012
Civil engineers21300
Electrical and electronics engineers21310
Mining engineers21330
Aerospace engineers21390
Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)21311
Mathematicians and statisticians * Positions for actuaries or related occupations are excluded from this subset.Sub-set of 21210*
Information systems analysts and consultants21211 – Data scientists
21220 – Cybersecurity specialists
21221 – Business system specialists
21222 – Information systems specialists
21233 – Web designers
Database analysts and data administrators21211 – Data scientists
21223 – Database analysts and data administrators
Software engineers and designers21231 – Software engineers and designers
21211 – Data scientists
Computer programmers and interactive media developers21230 – Computer systems developers and programmers
21232 – Software developers and programmers
21234 – Web developers and programmers
Web designers and developers21233 – Web designers
21234 – Web developers and programmers
Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians22310
Computer network technicians (NOC 2021 occupation: Computer network and web technicians)22220
Information systems testing technicians22222
Producer, technical, creative and artistic director and project manager – Visual effects and video game Sub-set of 51120**
Digital media designers Sub-set of 52120***

What is Global Talent Stream (GTS)

There are two categories to be eligible under GTS; Category A or Category B.

Category A

In order to be qualified for the GTS’s Category A, your Canadian employer must be suggested by one of the GTS’s recognized partners. Click here for the list of recognized partners for Category A.

Additionally, they should be hiring someone with advanced expertise or a degree in their area OR with 5 years of experience in the sector and a position paying $80,000 or more.

Category A is the less popular option. Employers in this category are required to demonstrate how they intend to increase job creation in the Canadian market.

Category B

To be qualified for GTS Category B, employers must seek to engage highly competent foreign talent to fill in-demand roles on the Global Talent Occupations List.

The above list of occupations now has 5 more occupations and in total 17 occupations that are eligible under category B of GTS.

Furthermore, the remuneration must be at least equal to or greater than the prevailing wage for that position.

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