My statement is my guess based on the previous and current situation, not a definitive statement.
Just because IT professionals from India are being sought for does not mean that there is an overall shortage of IT professionals in Canada. There are a lot of reasons why canadian employers would want to hire non-canadian IT professionals as opposed to canadian citizen or a PR. But, that's an entirely different issue.
A simple fact is that the kinds of professionals Canada wants to invite through FSW are reflected in their priority list. AND, IT or computer professionals have not been in that list since 2010. So, unless canada is now facing some major drop in such professionals, any change now is unlikely.
"you will definitely find an employer who needs your skills
". If you could find an employer who is willing to offer you a permanent position then the occupation list will not matter anyways. Otherwise, your statement is true mostly only for people that are already in Canada.
You say "to say it is may not be 'needed' any more, implies Canada at this point in time pretty much doesn't need ANY computer people"
. I disagree. It simply means that they don't need to bring in IT professionals through FSW program to fulfill their demands, which has been true for the past 3 years.
No hard feelings or anything. I am just stating the current situation the way it is. It is good to hope but false sense of expectation is not. I would be happier than anybody else if these professions were in the list since that's my field too. But, I know better to look at the issue objectively and keep my expectation where it belongs.
I understand a new list is not out yet .. but how can you imply that IT related fields would not be included in the approved list .. that doesn't sound kosher .. do you guys realize the implications of suggesting IT fields would be left out ..? There is actually a very high demand in Canada for IT professionals .. believe it or not .. the jobs are out there .. what I've seen is that the methods of hiring and avenues available to Canadian employers are not enforced as much as the USA for instance ..
But if you look .. you will definitely find an employer who needs your skills ..
A lot of Indians and others applying are IT professionals .. are you saying they will all the left out because their fields will be de-listed ..?
Besides, 'systems analyst' is a general group that is used to classify a large number of different IT professions clustered together and labeled as such.. for the sake of immigration ..to say it is may not be 'needed' any more, implies Canada at this point in time pretty much doesn't need ANY computer people ..which is very hard to believe ..especially when harper and his boys are constantly and recently looking to India for IT resources and better ties ..
Sorry .. but that just doesn't make sense ...