Global Skills Strategy
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The Global Skills Strategy came into effect on June 12, 2017 in what is promised to be faster access to highly skilled foreign talent to help Canadian companies grow and prosper. The aim of the program is to reduce barriers and regulatory provisions, attracting more foreign investment, and speeding up the process for interested highly skilled applicants.
Work Permit Exemption
Highly skilled workers who will be working in Canada for less than 30 days do not need to apply for a work permit. Researchers are eligible to work at publicly funded, degree-granting institution at the college or university level for 120 days without a work permit.
Category A - for innovative, high-growth, high-potential firms, that have been referred to the Global Talent Stream by a Designated Partner, who need to hire unique and specialized talent.
Category B - for Canadian businesses that are seeking to hire highly-skilled foreign workers to fill the following occupations found on the Global Talent Occupations List: