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Canada Updates Tech Jobs Eligible Under Global Talent Stream

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Canada Work Permits, Global Talent Stream, How To Move To Canada and Tech Immigration

Canada Updates Tech Jobs Eligible Under Global Talent Stream

Canada has updated the list of technology occupations that are eligible under the Global Talent Stream, effective August 5, 2019. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the federal ministry responsible for processing applications to the Global Talent Stream, said the update was necessary “to ensure [the list] continues to reflect the Canadian labour market and the needs of innovative companies.” ESDC said submissions for occupations removed from the list received after August 4, 2019, will not be processed.

Category B Occupation Updates
Category B is for high demand technology jobs. One profession was added to the list:

  • computer network technicians (NOC 2281)

Two professions were removed:

  • engineering managers (NOC 0211)
  • architecture and science managers (NOC 0212)

Wages must match the amount paid to Canadians and permanent residents for the same position. Wage floors were also updated effective July 2019.

Global Talent Stream: Expedited Processing

The Global Talent Stream, also known as the Global Skills Visa, is a workstream established by IRCC which allows certain highly-skilled foreign nationals to obtain priority processing with a target of two-weeks to obtain their Work Permits. This strategy is targeted to help employers get the high-skilled workers they require.

The stream delivers three benefits:

  • 80% of Work Permit applications will be processed within two weeks of submission
  • Work Permit exemptions will be granted to highly-skilled workers on short-term work assignments - these exemptions will also cover researchers involved in short-term research projects in Canada
  • Provision of a dedicated service channel for companies intent on large job-creating investments in Canada

DOWNLOAD OUR FREE CHECKLIST: THE GLOBAL TALENT STREAM

Employers who submit for the Global Talent Stream under Category B request a facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) that waives the requirement to prove they first tried recruiting Canadians and permanent residents of Canada.


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