According to a report of Communication Technology Council, Canada needs 182,000 workers in the Information Technology (IT) sector by 2019. As a result, the number of candidates with IT work experience being invited to apply has increased over time.

In order to apply for a provincial nomination, candidates must first create an Express Entry profile. Provinces use their Provincial Nominee Program streams in different ways. For example, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan open their doors on a first-come, first-served basis to candidates in specific occupations, whereas Ontario searches for candidates in the pool before issuing a provincial Notification of Interest (NOI).


Certain provinces, using their Provincial Nominee Program streams, are explicitly seeking out IT workers in the Express Entry pool. For example province of Ontario, which is very popular destination for permanent residents, has a Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream that only selects eligible candidates in the Express Entry pool. Applications under this stream are submitted through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.

Candidates with work experience in any of the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes were eligible to receive a NOI, even if they scored less than 400 points:

  • Telecommunication Carriers Managers
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers)
  • Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
  • Database Analysts and Data Administrators
  • Software Engineers and Designers
  • Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
  • Web Designers and Developers
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Computer Network Technicians
  • User Support Technicians
  • Systems Testing Technicians
  • Broadcast Technicians
  • Graphic Designers and Illustrators


Halifax, the capital and largest city in Nova Scotia is the 13th largest metropolitan area in Canada.

Of the 16 occupations on Nova Scotia’s list of targeted opportunity occupations for its Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream, four are IT occupations:

  • Information systems analysts and consultants
  • Computer programmers and interactive media development
  • Computer network technicians
  • User support technicians


The government of Saskatchewan began to let nominees and other stakeholders know that a new tech careers web page is now available, showing the range of tech-related jobs in the province, which is located in Western Canada.


New Brunswick was looking for newcomers in the following occupations:

  • Information systems analysts and consultants
  • Database analysts and data administrators
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • Web designers and developers
  • Computer network technicians
2017-07-14T14:10:05+00:00 July 14th, 2017|

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