Canada requires more Software Engineers

Canada requires more Software Engineers

Why Canada requires more Software Engineers

The demand for software engineers in Canada is due to the imbalance in supply and demand. Qualified software engineers for long have been in demand as it is one of the skilled workforces required for the economy. The retiring engineers and the expansion of companies demand more software engineers from outside the country who have great career scope in Canada.

Qualified and skilled software engineers do not face hiring problems as they can immediately move to Canada through Global Talent Stream within two weeks. This gives you a temporary work permit after which you can apply for permanent residence through Express Entry.

Today the world cannot function without the help of software engineers who are responsible for programming computers to smart phones and the overall development of the company.


Potential candidates who have a graduate degree in software engineering/computer programming as a major are qualified under this category. Also, candidates need to have knowledge of programming languages such as Python, Java, and C++. Also need to know CSS3, Content Management Systems and HTML5.

The Demand

According to Canadian Occupational Projections System – ESDC, “For Computer programmers and interactive media developers, over the period 2019-2028, new job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 64,200, while 75,800 new job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill them.”

British Columbia:

One of the preferred provinces of software engineers who wish to immigrate as it attracts Federal Skilled Workers through hassle-free immigration with plenty of job opportunities ranging from public to private sectors. Vancouver attracts some of the talented web developers and software developers from all around the globe.

Average Salary: $85,000


Ontario has been the favourite province for Canadian immigration. Skilled IT workforces are in great demand as the government of Ontario is developing it as an IT hub. Many new companies/start-ups are booming here attracting investors from all over to invest in the IT sector. Ontario has also been attracting a lot of entrepreneurs over the years.

Average Salary: $80,000


A large number of Indians are located in this province who contributes majorly to the IT sector. Winnipeg the capital of Manitoba serves as the IT hub of the province. As per the labour market requirements, skilled immigrants are in great demand in this province.

Average Salary: $70,000

 Nova Scotia:

The eastern coastal province which is said to be one of the progressive province has a lot of opportunities for software engineering graduates and immigrants specializing in IT. The Nova Scotia government has been slowly expanding its IT hub by bringing in investors, attracting entrepreneurs and many alike.

Average Salary: $66,000

 Express Entry is one of the easiest gateways for permanent residency and apart from that all Canadian Provinces have their own ‘Provincial Nominee Program’.

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