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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:
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