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Top 5 most in-demand tech jobs in Canada for 2022

Canada’s Information Technology (IT) industry offers some of the highest-paying jobs outside the United States of America (USA). Software developers wanting the highest Canadian salaries in their field will gravitate to cities like Vancouver, Toronto or Montreal. Canada is currently facing a shortage of technologically skilled professionals and software engineers as it loses many of its sharp, talented college/university graduates to the attraction of Silicon Valley. However, it makes up for this shortage by bringing in skilled foreign workers from all around the world to keep pace…

Canada continues to grow as a top study destination

Many students from all over the globe continue to choose Canada over the United Kingdom (UK), Australia and the United States of America (USA) as their top study destination, most recently due to how the Canadian government handled the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Navitas Agent Perception Research, 63% of agents rated Canada as “very attractive,” ahead of the UK and Australia at 51% and 49% respectively. The survey gathered the views and opinions of nearly 900 agents in 73 countries around the world on the impact that…

Top factors students consider when choosing international study destinations

When looking to study abroad, there are several factors students take into consideration when choosing a destination to pursue higher education. A recent survey from global education company IDP Education found that Canada is the top destination of choice for 27% of students. The United States came in second with 20% of surveyed students indicating it is their preferred destination, and the UK and Australia rounded out the top four with 19% respectively. IDP’s research also showed that students consider several elements when deciding on a study…

How higher education institutions can help fuel Canada’s tech talent pipeline

The tech ecosystem in Canada is booming. Major cities like Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Waterloo are gaining significant momentum. According to a recent report from Silicon Valley Bank, Canadian tech startups saw a record-breaking more than $16 billion CAD in venture capital investment in 2021, more than double the previous high of just under $8 billion in 2019. And 14 Canadian tech companies achieved unicorn status, reaching a valuation of more than $1 billion, in 2021. When it comes to growth in the tech sector in…

How to support international students studying in Canada

International students bring so much both to Canada as a whole and the institutions they choose for their studies. International students contribute more than $21 billion annually to Canada’s economy and bring diversity and vitality to Canadian campuses and communities. Both post-secondary institutions and the Canadian government have several provisions in place to support international students who choose to pursue their academic and career goals in Canada. Post-Graduation Work Permit The Government of Canada’s Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program gives international students an opportunity to apply to…

How studying abroad can impact student success

While moving to another country to pursue a post-secondary education can sound daunting, in an increasingly globalized world, studying abroad has a host of benefits. Enhancing your global network Students who study abroad have the opportunity to build invaluable relationships with people from around the globe, broadening international connections that could lead to future career opportunities and lifelong friendships. Studying abroad gives students the opportunity to expand their network from local regions and abroad, thus meeting people from diverse backgrounds and cultures from the comfort of the…

The Recipe for Success: Education and Experience

A student’s post-secondary experience paves the way for what they will do and who they will become after they graduate. A strong education builds the skills, knowledge and judgment they will need to thrive as future industry professionals in their chosen field. One of the best ways for students to actively learn and develop their skills is by bringing real-world examples into the classroom, which encourages them to foster an understanding of what is to come after they graduate. At GUS Canada, we make it a priority…