Attention Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers

Computer Programmers are essentially those experts who write, integrate, modify and test computer code for microcomputer and mainframe software applications, operating systems-level software, data processing applications and communications software. And, Interactive Media Developers write, modify, integrate, and test computer code for Internet applications, computer-based training software, computer games, film, video, and other interactive media. Both these specialists are hired in the computer software development firms, Information Technology (IT) consulting firms, and in the IT units throughout the private and public sectors.

Lately, the requirement of Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers has significantly increased in Canada. It is very likely the demand will continue to increase, to cater to the need of growing needs. At the present submissions for Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers are being accepted under the Canada FSW Program 2014.

Federal Skilled Worker Program 2014 is the most awaited program. Lately announced the program is of national importance and has included 50 occupations in the in-demand list. Job opportunities are likely to increase as most positions are vacated by programmers and developers who obtain promotions to higher positions higher or have come to the retirement age.

To immigrate as Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers, under the FSW Program 2014, an applicant needs a graduation or post graduation degree–either in Computer Science or in any another relevant discipline with a significant programming component, or elseĀ  successful completion of a college program in computer science is required.

Occupational Titles

  • Web programmer
  • Application programmer
  • Business application programmer
  • Computer game developer
  • Computer programmer
  • E-business (electronic business) software developer
  • Interactive media developer
  • Multimedia developer
  • Operating systems programmer
  • Programmer analyst
  • Scientific programmer
  • Software developer
  • Software programmer
  • Systems programmer

Major Responsibilities

Computer Programmers

  • Write, change, integrate and test software code.
  • Maintain the existing computer programs by making changes as per requirement and carry out research and appraise variety of different software products.
  • Recognize and communicate technical issues, processes and solutions.
  • Get ready reports, manuals and other documentation on the status, operation and maintenance of software.
  • Assist in the collection and documentation of user requirements.
  • Assist in the development of logical and physical specifications, and lead and co-ordinate teams of computer programmers.

Interactive Media Developers

  • Program animation software to pre-define specifications for interactive CDs, DVDs, video game cartridges and Internet-based applications.
  • Program special effects software for film and video applications.
  • Write, modify, integrate and test software code for e-commerce and other Internet applications.
  • Assist in the collection and documentation of user requirements.
  • Assist in the development of logical and physical specifications.
  • Lead and co-ordinate teams of interactive media developers under take research and evaluate variety of interactive media software products.

Courtesy booming economy the demand of these professionals has significantly increased in Canada. However the CIC has put a cap of 1000 applications on the number of petitions that will be accepted. If you are planning to settle in the Maple Leaf Country, the program is looking for qualified applicants like you.

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