Canada's Global Talent Stream Pilot Program is for high-growth Canadian Startups that was introduced in 2017 under Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The pilot program has been a "game changer" and the program is now permanent.
The program allows employers to submit what’s known as a facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). If the LMIA finds there are no Canadian workers available to do the job, a work visa can be obtained allowing employer quick access to critical, highly skilled labour.
The proposal to make the pilot program permanent was initiated from the business associations including the Council of Canadian Innovators, which represents more than 100 of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies.
Benjamin Bergen, the council’s executive director, said in a statement to CIC news that pilot program will help tech leaders in their ongoing efforts to access the talent they need to “scale-up-globally.”
The council said that there will be around 216,000 job vacancies in the Information and Communication Technology sectors.
In its 2019 budget, the federal government reported that the Global Talent Stream has generated commitments from Canadian employers to create 40,000 new jobs for Canadian and permanent residents, develop more than 10,000 co-op placements and invest more than $90 million in skills development and training.
The Federal Government will invest around $35.2 million over five years beginning in 2019-2020 to support the Global Talent Stream.
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