This draw will focus on applicants with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and mathstream) – includes data scientists, software developers and programmers, mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries, and electrical and electronics engineers. The program will help Canada’s science and technology industry, bringing in the skilled talent businesses need to drive innovation and achieve their growth potential. Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the country’s immigration agency.
TOI previously reported on the launch of a category-based selection announcement for Express Entry – a popular points-based pathway for Indians to obtain Canadian permanent residence. India is the top source country for immigrants under Express Entry. In 2020, Indian nationals received 50,841 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence, accounting for 47% of all invitations issued by the country’s immigration authorities. This announcement leverages the government of Canada’s efforts to retain and recruit top candidates to address STEM workforce challenges, and builds on the recent launch of the Strategy. attract technology talent, IRCC added.
“Canada’s ability to maintain its leadership in science, technology, engineering and math depends largely on our ability to recruit top talent from around the world. I’m excited to announce this STEM category-based selection round to my colleagues,
champagne, will increase access to permanent residence for skilled workers with STEM experience. We look forward to welcoming these talented and innovative newcomers to our country,” declared Sean FraserImmigration Minister.