Canada is in demand of high skilled workers. As per the statistics of June 2019, 40,000 people were invited through the Global Talent Stream. Among all 24,000 were highly skilled workers that belong to the occupations like computer engineering, programming, and information technology.
So, what exactly is Global Talent Stream?
Global Talent Stream also known as GTS is an immigration program that allows Canadian employers to expedite the hiring of foreign workers who can fill the occupations when Canadians are not available.
As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) plans to process the work permit application of GTS in only two weeks thereby making it the fastest immigration pathway for the skilled workers who plan to immigrate Canada.
In comparison to the regular LMIA which takes 3-6 months, the LMIA for GTS is of shorter period closer to 2 weeks. By receiving the LMIA for GTS your work permit is also approved for processing it in 2 weeks.
The GTS is divided in 2 categories.
Category A – the first category is for the Canadian employers who are directly partnered with the GTS program. Such employers can hire the talented skilled workers with expertise in the designated field or specialized experience both. The annual salary of the skilled worker must be minimum $80,000 CAD because of the unique set of skills. The employer can also offer wage as per industry standard or higher.
Category B – now this category is restricted up to 12 technology occupations. It comprises of web designers, software engineer, computer and information system managers, and other tech roles.
As mentioned earlier, the employer must pay to the worker as per the industry standards and not less. The minimum wage ranges between CAD $78,000 and $82,000.
Why Global Talent Stream is Beneficial?
Two-week work permit does sound interesting. But there is little more than the swift visa processing. Just like all the work permit applications under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program the GTS applications must support a positive LMIA. To receive a positive LMIA, the Canadian employer must prove that there is no Canadian candidate qualified for the post. The employer must advertise the position in the Job Bank and other ways for 4 weeks.
The GTS companies play an exempt from the rule. That means there is no proof of recruitment needed or four-week between the employee selection and submission for LMIA application.
Why GTS Program is Really Good?
The main reason why Canadian workers love GTS program is the relaxation of rules and regulations. The Labour Market Benefits Plan also balances the exempt and ensures that the hiring the skilled workers not only benefits the company but overall economy of Canada.
Now if you are a tech worker then there are high chances of GTS companies to hire you. For more information about Global Talent Stream visit the official website of www.canada.ca for detailed information.