x
(403) 452-9515
Ackah Business Immigration Law – Personal and Corporate Immigration

Search Ackah Law...

Contact us

Contact Information

1 (403) 452-9515

1 (800) 932-1190

Book a Consultation

More Options...

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.


Evelyn Ackah

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

More About Evelyn Ackah

Proposed Updates To Protect Temporary Foreign Workers

Canada has announced proposed updates to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) to "strengthen protections for temporary foreign workers to prevent potential ...

Read More

Tech Workers Head to Calgary and Edmonton In U.S. Brain Drain

A new report by commercial real estate firm CBRE ranks Canadian cities Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta in the top 10 cities for tech workers. Edmonton, Calgary and Montreal, Quebec ...

Read More

Canada's New Open Work Permit for Essential Workers and International Graduates

Essential workers and international graduates who have applied for permanent residence under the 6 new temporary pathways launched in May 2021 can now apply for an open work permit ...

Read More

Toronto #1 Canada City for Tech Immigrants in Global Talent War

Toronto has solidified its claim as the #1 tech city for immigrants in Canada - and the #1 growing tech hub in North America! A new report shows Toronto, Ontario is the #1 tech city in ...

Read More

Expedited Work Permits for UK and Northern Ireland Citizens: CUKTCA

The Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA, or CUKTCA) went into effect on April 1, 2021, and provides expedited work permits for United Kingdom and Northern ...

Read More

Toronto's International Soft-Landing Program Attracts Indian Tech Workers

Toronto is actively recruiting Indian tech workers to move to Canada! Many young, educated Indian tech workers continue to choose Canada over the United States due to the difficulty ...

Read More

Six years later and he’s got it! Thank you very much for your help. I’m just organizing flights for the family to arrive. We’re targeting them to arrive at Christmas. Many thanks for making such a life changing impact on a family of 4. They are very thankful for your persistence and help.

- Phoebe F.

View All Testimonials