May 28, 2018 – Canada’s economy is expanding and this means there are many excellent opportunities for international skilled workers to work in Canada. Canada’s fast-track immigration system called Express Entry is perhaps the quickest way for skilled workers to immigrate to Canada.
Among many occupations that have strong growth, a career as a Business Analyst is near the top of the list.
A Business Analyst is constantly looking for ways to make a business run more smoothly and efficiently, meaning a range of technology skills and financial acumen is required, depending on the specifics of the role. Larger operations may employ several analysts for different areas of their business.
- Salary range: $73,000 to $87,000
- 1,080 vacancies on Job Bank
|NOC code||Job description||NOC|
|1122||Professional occupations in business management consulting||A|
|2171||Information systems analysts and consultants||A|
|4162||Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts||A|
|4163||Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants||A|
What Does a Business Analyst Do?
A Business Analyst’s job is to constantly analyze the performance of a business, looking for efficiency savings and ways to making things run more smoothly. Typical duties will include monitoring, planning ad improvement of information systems across a whole business, often involving multiple departments. Data metrics, overseeing reports for distribution and cross-business communication are all key parts of a Business Analyst’s role.
This will depend on the specific business, but core qualifications and experience in financial analysis, project management and big data will always be a plus. Commercial banking or treasury experience may also be sought by potential employers. Much of the work is done using computer programs such as Excel, so proficiency here is also important.
As with other more general-business roles, there are no Canada-specific requirements for a Business Analyst. It is, however, worth considering the type of businesses that are thriving in Canada, including everything from technology start-ups to major farming operations. All businesses of a certain size will require analysts, so check out the landscape first before making your move.
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For employment, we give all our individual clients a comprehensive job search service through our in-house recruitment enterprises, www.skilledworker.com and www.grnmontreal.com. We will empower you on how to raise your profile including your CRS score in the Express Entry Pool. We do this by giving our clients extensive contacts to 500 Canadian employers, conducting a comprehensive job search which includes a live face-to-face tutorial on how to harness the power of LinkedIn, and revising their digital, online profiles to maximise their hiring opportunities. In short, we teach you how to find a job in Canada from overseas.
How We Can Help: Employers
If you are an employer looking to recruit foreign talent from abroad, immigration.ca can help. Through our in-house recruitment enterprises, www.grnmontreal.com and www.skilledworker.com, “the leader in foreign recruitment”, we have the knowledge, experience and expertise into how to find you international talent that cannot be located in Canada’s current dynamic labour market. From long-haul truck drivers in the prairies, doctors in Nova Scotia and technology workers in British Columbia, we are ready to help with your search for the right staff to help your business grow.
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|Column 3 |
|1.||209.2(1)(b)(i)||Be able to demonstrate that any information provided in respect of a work permit application was accurate during a period of six years, beginning on the first day of the foreign national’s employment||Type A|
|2.||209.2(1)(b)(ii) and 209.3(1)(c)(ii)||Retain any document that relates to compliance with cited conditions during a period of six years, beginning on the first day of the foreign national’s employment||Type A|
|3.||209.3(1)(a)(iii)(C)||For employers of a live-in caregiver: have sufficient financial resources to pay wages that were offered||Type A|
|4.||209.3(1)(c)(i)||Be able to demonstrate that any information provided for the assessment was accurate during a period of six years, beginning on the first day of the foreign national’s employment||Type A|
|5.||209.4(1)(a)||Report at any time and place specified to answer questions and provide documents||Type A|
|6.||209.4(1)(b)||Provide required documents||Type A|
|7.||209.4(1)(c)||Attend any inspection, unless the employer was not notified, give all reasonable assistance to the person conducting the inspection and provide that person with any required document or information||Type A|
|8.||209.2(1)(a)(ii) and 209.3(1)(a)(ii)||Comply with the federal and provincial laws that regulate employment and the recruiting of employees in the province in which the foreign national works||Type B|
|9.||209.2(1)(a)(iii) and 209.3(1)(a)(iv)||Provide the foreign national with employment in the same occupation and substantially the same, but not less favourable, wages and working conditions as outlined in the foreign national’s offer of employment||Type B|
|10.||209.3(1)(a)(iii)(A)||For employers of a live-in caregiver: ensure that foreign national resides in a private household in Canada and provides child care, senior home support care or care of a disabled person in that household without supervision||Type B|
|11.||209.3(1)(b)(i)||Ensure that the employment of the foreign national will result in direct job creation or retention for Canadian citizens or permanent residents, if that was a factor that led to the issuance of the work permit||Type B|
|12.||209.3(1)(b)(ii)||Ensure that the employment of the foreign national will result in the development or transfer of skills and knowledge for the benefit of Canadian citizens or permanent residents, if that was a factor that led to the issuance of the work permit||Type B|
|13.||209.3(1)(b)(iii)||Hire or train Canadian citizens or permanent residents, if that was a factor that led to the issuance of the work permit||Type B|
|14.||209.3(1)(b)(iv)||Make reasonable efforts to hire or train Canadian citizens or permanent residents, if that was a factor that led to the issuance of the work permit||Type B|
|15.||209.2(1)(a)(i) and 209.3(1)(a)(i)||Be actively engaged in the business in which the offer of employment was made, unless the offer was made for employment as a live-in caregiver||Type C|
|16.||209.3(1)(a)(iii)(B)||For employers of a live-in caregiver: provide the foreign national with adequate furnished private accommodation in the household||Type C|
|17.||209.2(1)(a)(iv) and 209.3(1)(a)(v)||Make reasonable efforts to provide a workplace that is free of abuse within the meaning of paragraph 72.1(7)(a) of these Regulations||Type C|
ADMINISTRATIVE MONETARY PENALTY AMOUNTS
Total Number of Points
Type A Violation
Type B Violation
Type C Violation
|Individual or Small Business ($)||Large Business ($)||Individual or Small Business ($)||Large Business ($)||Individual or Small Business ($)||Large Business ($)|
|1.||0 or 1||none||none||none||none||none||none|
|9.||9 or 10||30,000||45,000||50,000||60,000||60,000||70,000|
|10.||11 or 12||40,000||60,000||60,000||70,000||70,000||80,000|
|11.||13 or 14||50,000||70,000||70,000||80,000||80,000||90,000|
|12.||15 or more||100,000||100,000||100,000||100,000||100,000||100,000|
PERIOD OF INELIGIBILITY
Total Number of Points
Type A Violation
Type B Violation
Type C Violation
|1.||0 to 5||none||none||none|
|3.||7||none||1 year||2 years|
|4.||8||1 year||2 years||5 years|
|5.||9 or 10||2 years||5 years||10 years|
|6.||11 or 12||5 years||10 years||10 years|
|7.||13 or 14||10 years||10 years||10 years|
|8.||15 or more||permanent||permanent||permanent|
|1.||For Type A and Type B violations — first violation||1|
|2.||For Type A violations — second or subsequent violation||2|
|3.||For Type B violations — second violation||2|
|4.||For Type C violations — first violation||2|
|5.||For Type B violations — third or subsequent violation||3|
|6||For Type C violations — second violation||3|
|7.||For Type C violations — third or subsequent violation||4|
SEVERITY OF THE VIOLATION
|1.||The employer derived competitive or economic benefit from the violation||0 to 6|
|2.||The violation involved abuse of a foreign national (physical, psychological, sexual or financial)||0 to 10|
|3.||The violation negatively affected the Canadian labour market or the Canadian economy||0 to 6|
|4.||The employer did not make reasonable efforts to minimize or remediate the effects of the violation||0 to 3|
|5.||The employer did not make reasonable efforts to prevent recurrence of the violation||0 to 3|
Express Entry is an immigration system which selects skilled workers to Canada under Federal Economic programs.
Applicants submit an online profile to the Express Entry Pool. Canadian employers and provincial governments across Canada access the best candidates who are invited by the Federal government to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
The government issues invitations at regular intervals during the year. The following are the invitations issued in 2015:
|Draw||Date||Number of Invitations||Lowest CRS Score|
Find out whether you qualify to Canada by completing our free on-line evaluation. Colin Singer will provide you with your evaluation results within 1-2 business days.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has recently announced a new “Simplified Application Process” for Skilled Workers seeking to immigrate to Canada.
Previously, applicants were required to submit all the required forms in their entirety as well as all supporting documentation with their initial application as required by the Immigration Regulations. But due to long processing times, this often resulted in additional requests for documentation by the visa office as initial documentation became outdated.
The new change coming into effect September 1st, 2006, attempts to simplify the application process in that candidates seeking to immigrate need only submit the Application for Permanent Residence in Canada form, as well as the processing fee. This will suffice to place the application in the processing queue until such time as an immigration officer can review the file. Approximately four months before the file is ready to be processed the Visa Office will request additional forms and supporting documentation.
This does not represent a change in the forms or documentation required, nor does it represent a change to the requirements necessary to qualify. It simply represents a change as to the timing of when forms and supporting documentation are to be submitted for the purpose of eliminating the need for multiple form submissions.
Applicants must be forewarned however that applications being submitted under the new Simplified Application Process should be accompanied by a thoroughly detailed submission letter outlining the applicant’s credentials within the context of all the factors of assessment enumerated by the Immigration Regulations. Without any reference to the applicant’s credentials, applications which previously would have been accompanied by relevant supporting documentation, risk being refused.
Not all applicants will make use of the simplified process: the Visa Office in Buffalo will continue to make use of the former submission process, as will all skilled workers applying with points under the Arranged Employment Factor. Temporary residents on Student or Visitors visa’s, as well as Provincial Nominees and those selected by Quebec, will also continue to use the existing processing procedures.
Applications that have already been submitted will be processed under the existing processing procedures.