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Canadian Government Launches The Strategies Of Global Talent Stream

Tue, Jun 13 2017

Canadian Government Launches The Strategies Of Global Talent Stream

On June 12, 2017 the Canadian government has launched a new stream for highly skilled occupations Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The government has announced that the processing time for this work permit will be maximum 2 weeks. There are two categories in this stream which targets the high-growth companies and workers in identified in-demand occupations.

There are two categories under the Global Talent Stream.

Category A: High-growth companies with a demonstrated need for the in-demand talent of foreign nationals in order to generate growth.

As of June 12, 2017, the list of partners includes the following organizations.

  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • BC Tech Association
  • Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Communitech Corporation
  • Council of Canadian Innovators
  • Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
  • Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service
  • ICT Manitoba (ICTAM)
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada - Accelerated Growth Service
  • MaRS Discovery District
  • National Research Council - Industrial Research Assistance Program
  • Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
  • Ontario Ministry of Economic Growth and Development
  • VENN Innovation

Category B: Companies requiring high-skilled foreign nationals for occupations on the Skills Shortage List.

The Skills Shortage list is as follows:-

NOC code


Minimum hourly rate

Minimum annual salary


Computer and information systems managers

Not applicable

Not applicable


Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

Not applicable

Not applicable


Information systems analysts and consultants

Not applicable

Not applicable


Database analysts and data administrators

Not applicable

Not applicable


Software engineers and designers

Not applicable

Not applicable


Computer programmers and interactive media developers

Not applicable

Not applicable


Web designers and developers

Not applicable

Not applicable


Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians




Information systems testing technicians




Digital Media and Design (positions requiring a minimum of five years' industry experience and specific skills only)




“Employers that are making plans for job-creating investments in Canada will often need an experienced leader, dynamic researcher or an innovator with unique skills not readily available in Canada to make that investment happen. The Global Skills Strategy aims to give those employers confidence that when they need to hire from abroad, they’ll have faster, more reliable access to top talent.” Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship said during the launch of the program.

You can apply for Global Talent Stream by contacting the experts on info@aptechvisa.com, delhi@aptechvisa.com or simply fill the ‘Get Assessment Now’ available on this page.

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