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Canada’s New Update on Global Talent Stream Occupations List

Posted On: 09-Jul-2019
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Canada’s New Update on Global Talent Stream Occupations List

Global Talent Stream is one of the popular programs introduced by the Canadian Government. Though it was launched initially as a two-year pilot program, it was recently made permanent in March 2019. The stream helps employers in finding temporary foreign workers in the fields of Information Technology and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The Canadian Government has made few changes to the occupation list of the Global Talent Stream. As per the new changes, there are two occupations removed and one occupation related to Computer Network Technicians (NOC 2281) added. Engineering Managers (NOC 0211) and Architecture and Science Managers (NOC 0212) are the two removed occupations. These changes have been applied to the Category B of the Stream.

The Federal Minister of the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), who is responsible for processing the Global Talent Stream applications, stated this change as a necessity to reflect and meet the requirements of the innovative companies and Canadian labour market.

The ESDC states that the changes in the list will help the employers in hiring foreign workers and benefit work permits. Work permits are issued at a shorter period, i.e., in less than two weeks. However, these are issued in exchange for a commitment to increasing the skills and training investments for Canadian and Permanent residents.

Also, for the employers who are using the Category B can provide a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). These LMIA helps to prove that they have initially tired recruiting Permanent Residents and Canadians. Additionally, the ESDC has even stated that the submissions for the removed occupations will be accepted until August 4th, 2019.

The Global Talent Stream has performed the best for Canadian employers. Since its launch, about 24,000 skilled professionals were hired. If you have skills matching to the updated Global Talent Stream occupation list, it will be easier for you to obtain an opportunity to migrate to Canada. To know more about information related to Canada Immigration, you can feel free to call us @ 040-40307077 or drop your query at info@kansaz.com.

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