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Immigrate to Canada as an IT Professional in 2020

IMMIGRATE TO CANADA AS IT PROFESSIONAL IN 2020

It is no secret that Canada is one of the global leading countries in science and technology. 

In fact, Toronto is currently ranked as the third best city in North America for tech opportunities, making it on the top three destinations for IT workers worldwide. 

With tech hubs like Ontario and British Columbia constantly in search of tech gurus to join their community, thousands of jobs are being made available every day, but Canada can’t keep up with the demand. Because of the waning birth rate and early retirement, Canada had to look abroad for the best international talents and has created a number of programs to facilitate the entry of these much-needed professionals. 

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WHY WORK IN CANADA AS IT PROFESSIONAL?

On average IT professionals can expect to earn around CAD 100,000 per year depending on your qualifications, experience and what province you will be working. Plus some phenomenal perks such as attractive work benefits, job satisfaction, free healthcare, free public education for young ones, sponsor you spouse and children, reside in one of the most tolerant and multicultural countries in the world and become a Canadian citizen by applying for the passport after living 3 out of 5 years in Canada. 

Oh, and did we mention the great cities and vibrant culture? It has great outdoors like nothing you’ve ever experienced; scenic mountain ranges that stretch beyond the horizon, cut apart by roaring rivers and gentle streams alike.  

 

WHAT TECH OCCUPATIONS ARE IN-DEMAND IN CANADA IN 2020?

As we mentioned above, experienced and highly skilled IT professionals are among the most sought-after workers in Canada. We narrowed down here the top IT occupation that Canada is looking for:

 

• Tech Lead or PM Access Security Expert 

Relevant experience (10+ years)

- Strong experience in identity and access management (worked on several projects in particular.)

- Project experience: HPAM implementation, 5-10 years IAM (Identity Access Management), Deputy PM (second main PM). Relevant education/certification - PMP, IT.  

- Applied knowledge of Sail Point, Secret Server etc.

Relevant skills

- Ability to act effectively and pro-actively in projects and integrate into teams.

- Support the product owner and the PM in charge of security for high-privilege access (definition of an HPAM roadmap, monitoring and reorientation of current/future projects, expertise on certain projects). 

 

• Tech Lead or PM Access Protection Expert 

Relevant experience: 10+ years

- Coverage knowledge on the cited technologies. 

- Data protection expertise (several projects in particular): agent development, rest data management and classification.

- Applied knowledge of Microsoft AIP, Microsoft Agent DLP Endpoint, Varonis, data security on O365.

Relevant education/certification: 

- IT, Security certifications, PMP.

Relevant skills

- Ability to act effectively and pro-actively in projects and integrate into teams. 

 

• Tech Lead or PM Expert Endpoint Security

Relevant experience: 10+ years

- Coverage knowledge of the cited technologies.

- Endpoint security expertise (several projects in particular): agent development, NAC, etc.

- Applied knowledge of technologies: MDATP, Crowd strike, Cisco ISE.

Relevant education/certification

- PMP, Cyber and IT;

Relevant skills

-Ability to act effectively and pro-actively in projects and integrate into teams.

 

• Data Governance Analyst

Relevant skills and experience

- Ability to integrate a lot of information and synthesize it to keep only the relevant elements and make them accessible and understandable.

- Document drafting capacity, mainly on PowerPoint.

- Able to describe decision trees and workflows.

- Notions in data governance are a plus. This can be compensated by an ability to learn quickly.

- Ability to evolve in a complex world with many interlocutors.

- Write, translate, understand customer documents

Relevant education/certification

- University degree in a data governance or information security;

- Data governance projects of 2-5 years;

 

• Tech Lead/ PM Expert Firewall and Perimeter Security

Relevant experience

- Firewall and security management; 

- Knowledge of Next Gen firewall, Palo Alto, fire rules migration, McAfee/McAfee Web gateway proxy;

- Ability to act effectively and pro-actively in projects and integrate into teams.

Relevant education/certification 

- Cyber, IT Relevant skills

- Support the product owner and the PM in charge of security of high privilege access (definition of an HPAM roadmap, monitoring and reorientation of current/future projects, expertise on certain projects). 

 

• Tech Lead/ PM Expert Firewall and Perimeter Security

Relevant experience

- Project manager who has already deployed PKI. 

- Certificate management system (CMS) and KMS (Key management systems).

- 10+ years of experience in PM Senior.

- Minimum one year of experience in a similar project and experience in multiple projects.

Relevant education

- Cyber, IT, CISP, PMP

Relevant skills

- Ability to act effectively and pro-actively in projects and integrate into teams. 

- Can coach and help PMS in place. 

- Candidate would be the shadow of the PM and help them in their day-to-day.

 

• Enterprise Security Architect 

Relevant experience

- Experience in integrating different high-level information security technologies and processes.

- Knowledge of any high-level technology seen strategically, not specialist, general information in technology.

- Identify new trends and technologies to deploy.

- Project management experience.

Relevant education - Cyber, IT. 

Relevant skills

-Coordinate, leadership, proactive, and ability to define and lead a strategic vision. 

 

• Sail Point Technique

Relevant skills and experience

- Has worked on 2 major projects with Sail Point technology (must identify the project and companies in candidate pitch).

- 3 years of experience in similar role.

- Worked with similar technology: Oracle identify management (OIM), IBM, Identity management (IIM) or other similar technologies (Asset)

- Demonstrate strong technical skills.

- Autonomous worker.  

 

PROCESS

The whole process to immigrate to Canada should take around 6-9 months from start to finish. 

 

STEP 1

 

Submission of detailed curriculum vitae (CV) of the applicant as well as spouse along with the supporting documents. 

 

STEP 2

 

Signing of contract with Vazir Group. 

First instalment $5,000 + VAT (fully refundable if a job offer is not obtained within the 120 days of signing the contract).

 

STEP 3

 

Issuance of job letter. 

Second instalment - amount varies according to the job – to assist and apply for Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in Canada.

 

 

STEP 4

 

Issuance of LMIA.

Third instalment (amount varies according to the job – to assist and apply for Work Permit. 

 

 

STEP 5

 

Issuance of Work Permit. 

Applicant can relocate. 

 

If you are interested, our expert consultants will support you at each step of your journey until you reach your new home. 

Applying can be time-consuming and difficult to wrap your head around. With strict deadlines, procedures and requirements, it can be easy to make a mistake that could cost you your chance of receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residency. But with our vast knowledge of how to immigrate to Canada, we can offer you the guidance and assistance that you will need for a successful application. 

For more information on how to immigrate to Canada and to begin your application process, contact us on:

 

VAZIR GROUP

T: +971 4 243 8581

E: info@vazirgroup.com

W: www.vazirgroup.com

27th Floor, Thr Oberoi Centre, Business Bay P.O Box 115091, Dubai, UAE

 

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