IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 12 Jun 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

On June 12, 201,7 Canada implemented a Global Talent Stream program under which skilled workers can expect their work permits and visa applications processed within two weeks. Part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the talent stream reflects the federal government’s interest in helping high-growth companies bring in the talent they need quickly by cutting processing times for a Canada visa application from six months to ten business days. Among the key elements of this program are a two-week standard for processing Canada work permit applications; dedicated service for companies looking to make significant job-creating investments in Canada; and dropping of the work permit requirement for short-term highly skilled work and brief academic stays. Under this program, registered employers need to commit to creating jobs for Canadians and transferring knowledge to Canadian workers, under a labour Market Benefits Plan. The following sectors receive priority treatment under this program:

  • Computer and information systems managers
  • Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) 
  • Information systems analysts and consultants Database analysts and data administrators
  • Software engineers and designers
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers Web designers and developers
  • Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
  • Information systems testing technicians
  • Digital Media and Design

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

MAP
TABLE
EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

839 Other professional, technical & business services
842 Internet telecommunications services
843 On-line content

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