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Canada's Global Skills Strategy: 2 Years Strong!

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Canada Work Permits, Global Talent Stream, Temporary Foreign Worker Program and Global Skills Stream

Canada's Global Skills Strategy: 2 Years Strong!

Canada's Global Skills Strategy (GSS) was launched on June 12, 2017, to help Canadian employers attract top highly skilled global talent to work for their company, to help source them faster, to process their immigration applications faster, identify work permit exemptions and provide applicants with enhanced customer service.

A key component of this strategy is the Global Talent Steam, "which gives Canadian employers fast and reliable access to top talent from around the world, by quickly issuing work permits to highly skilled and experienced workers." The Global Talent Stream provides priority processing for eligible applicants and a commitment to 2-week processing time if all required documents are submitted with their application.

According to IRCC, GSS is an overwhelming success:

  • Over 1,1000 have used the Global Talent Stream
  • GSS has created:

+48,000 jobs

+12,500 paid co-op positions

spent over $113 million in skills training and development

  • India is the top citizen source of applicants
  • the United States is the top country of residence, with over 13,000 applicants
  • The top occupations approved for GSS work permits are:

computer programmers

information system analysts

software engineers

  • Nearly 40,000 people have moved to Canada via GSS:

• 24,000 highly skilled workers

• 16,000 accompanying family members

The Global Skills Strategy and Global Talent Stream are helping Canadian companies grow and strengthening the Canadian economy by creating more jobs for Canada’s middle class.

Immigration applications can be refused due to minor oversights and omissions that can delay or negatively impact your business immigration application or your family reunifications plans. By not using an immigration lawyer you can be putting your business at risk.


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In 2010 Softtek was a new foreign company in the Canadian Market and although we were already very experienced with immigration matters in other countries, Canada was an exciting challenge that we needed to take with the best immigration support and our search led to Ms. Evelyn Ackah, whom at that time decided to start her own law firm. Working with Ms. Evelyn Ackah and her team has been a very pleasant experience, they understand our business and support our needs very professionally. Their support has been critical for our operation in Canada, we trust their knowledge, discipline and commitment. We hope to continue working with them for many years.

– Softtek Integration Inc.

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