Canada’s Global Talent Stream granted 24,000 visas in 2 years
In the second week of June 2019, the Canadian government marked the two-year anniversary of its Global Skills Strategy. So far, the strategy has successfully welcomed nearly 24,000 skilled foreign workers in fields like Information Technology and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). In March 2019, the government announced to make the stream permanent soon.
Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, said in a joint statement, “As Canada’s technology sector has historically struggled to attract the talent it needs to scale up, this is precisely the type of talent our Government had in mind when it first launched the (Global Skills Strategy)”
The primary goal of Global Talent Stream is to bridge the gap between Canadian employers and temporary foreign workers having experience in 13 occupational categories including computer engineers, computer programmers, software engineers and designers and web designers and developers.
Hussen further added that around 25 per cent of invited foreign nationals for Global Talent Stream is from the United States and the majority is of citizens of India. Through the program, around 16,000 family members get access to work and study permits in Canada.
This stream is only applicable for only those Canadian employers who have committed to creating 48,000 jobs and more than 12,500 paid co-op positions in Canada. Moreover, they can contribute more than $113 million to skills development and training.
Under the stream, they can fill their vacant positions with foreign nationals after submitting the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). LMIA is a document which demonstrates that the Canadian employer is in need of a foreign worker to fill the vacant position. He/she has first tried with Canadian citizens and permanent residents; however, no Canadian worker is getting fit for the available profile.
In addition to this, they need to create a Labour Market Benefits Plan mentioning mandatory and complementary benefits of hiring a foreign national for Canada’s labour market including, job creation, training investments, skill sets and more.
The Global Skill Strategy is working to create more jobs for Canada’s middle class to strengthen the Canadian economy. So, this is the right for immigration with skills and experience to immigrate to Canada as the country is positioned to succeed in the global race for talent.
According to Canada’s Information and Communication Technology Council (ICTC) forecast, 216,000 job vacancies will be available in the country’s ICT sector by 2021. It means tech workers are in demand in the market of Canada and have a number of options for gaining permanent residence.
For instance, British Columbia’s Tech Pilot, which is a suitable pathway for tech workers having a valid job offer in any of the listed 29 occupations for Canadian permanent residence
Similarly, the Express Entry system directs many tech workers and skilled foreign workers to permanent residence.
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