Check your Eligibility for SPRINT

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Are you a skilled newcomer in tech but not sure if you are eligible for SPRINT? Here is a quick checklist that will help you find an answer.


1. Your Status in Canada

You are a skilled newcomer who has been in Canada for less than 10 years as a:

  • Canadian Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • Refugee with a valid work permit


2. Educational and/or Professional Background

You hold an internationally obtained post-secondary degree, diploma or certification in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) or Biotechnology and Life Sciences. Below is the list of applicable occupations for SPRINT.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • Broadcast Technicians, Engineers, Production Switchers
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer, Network Systems Engineers
  • Computer Network Technicians
  • Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
  • Database Analysts and Data Administrators
  • Desktop Publishing Operators and Related Occupations
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Electronics, Electrical Engineers
  • Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
  • Information Systems Testing Technicians
  • Multimedia Designers, Graphic Illustrators
  • Software Engineers and Designers
  • Telecommunications Installation and Repair Technicians
  • Telecommunications Services, Operations, Facilities Managers
  • User Support Technicians
  • Web Designers and Developers

Biotechnology & Life Sciences

  • Business Development Manager
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Instrument Technician
  • Laboratory Worker
  • Manufacturing Worker
  • Marketing Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Manager
  • Research Scientist
  • Sales Representative

If your occupation is not listed above but you have worked in ICT, Biotechnology, or in related jobs, look at what closely matches your training, experience, and competencies. Contact us if you need further assistance – we’d be happy to help.


3. Language Skills

Proof of language proficiency is not required for SPRINT as we don’t want to add additional barriers to you. If you are able to communicate effectively at a Canadian workplace skill level and are willing to actively participate in the project activities, you are most welcome to join us for SPRINT.

Does SPRINT sound like a good fit for you? Register today to tap into a suite of tools and resources to help you succeed!


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