Indians in favor of Permanent Residency with Canada’s Special Visa Scheme -Global Talent Stream

Posted on April 11, 2019

Canada is all set to introduce a new visa program called “Global Talent Stream” (GTS). This program provides a more comfortable and faster route to work in Canada. GTS is specifically helpful for students and professionals who currently reside in the USA and Canada to gain employment.

So how this program works?

Global Talent Stream (GTS) motivates the employer to hire skilled workers from the STEM background. Through this process, an Employer can process application in 15days time, against a lengthy procedure of obtaining an LMIA certificate. GTS help candidates who want to process the application through Canada Express Entry program. Under this program, there are 2 categories.

Category A:

  • An entitled regional development agency will verify the sponsoring employer.
  • The employer will be hiring candidates having “unique and specialized talent.”
  • For the first 2 applications, the annual salary is required to be a minimum of the Canadian dollar (CAD) 80,000. For the next applications, the yearly salary is CAD 1.50 lakh.

Category B:

  • It is required for the sponsoring employers to prove that they are searching for candidates to fit in the “Global Talent Occupation List.”
  • The employers have to hire highly skilled international candidates meeting the required skill requirement.
  • Salaries for qualified international candidates is mainly based on their prevailing wages.

Number of Indians in Canada visa approval in 2017

Indians are the massive group of candidates receiving invites for Canada PR under the Express Entry annually. In the year 2017, 42% of the total invites was received for Indian professionals, i.e., Out of 86,022 applications, 36,310 applications were issued to Indians.

In the year 2018, the number raised further with 13%, i.e., to 41, 000 applications for Indians. Hence, with the rapid increase in the number of invitations to Indians, it can be estimated that the introduction of GTS will be ideal for the STEM background candidates.

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