The Canadian Global Talent System is a program that started in June 2017 that welcomes nearly 40,000 people who are newcomers to come and live there. It is a stream that is a two-year pilot program that helps Canadian employers to get high skilled talents from all around the world. The allows the Canadian Employers to bring foreign workers with a Canada Work Visa to fill spots for the need of specialized highly skilled workers.
There are two main categories for the Global Talent Stream; they are:
- Category A
- Category B
These are the high growth companies that need to recruit unique and specialized talent from other countries. A designated referral partner must refer to the Global Talent Stream for the employers in this Category.
The eligibility for Category A:
For Category A, a company must be referred by one of the Stream’s designated partners that can refer to the Global Talent Stream. The position is given to the candidates the meet the required talents that are needed for the said post. This employee should be able to scale up and grow along with the company.
In order to confirm the eligibility for Category a, the company must follow the eligibility criteria of the following based on the ESDC:
- The company operates in Canada
- The company has a focus on innovation
- The company has the willingness and also the capacity to scale up
- The company is seeking a position that is special and unique to a specific skill
- The company requires a foreign worker with a unique skill set
These unique and specialized workmen would require a minimum annual salary of at least CAD 80,000 too.
The list of chosen referral partners for the Global Talent Stream comprises the following organizations :
- Accelerate Okanagan
- Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
- BC Tech Association
- Burlington Economic Development Corporation
- Business Development Bank of Canada
- Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
- Genesis (Newfoundland)
- Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service
- Government of Alberta, Alberta Labour and Immigration
- Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology
- Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Education and Training
- Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Business Inc.
- Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade – Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
- Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade – Ontario Investment Office
- Government of Prince Edward Island, Island Investment Development Inc.
- Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of the Economy
- Halifax Partnership
- National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
- Venn Innovation
- Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation
- WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation
You can also read: Enter Canada via the Federal Skilled Trade Program
This is to hire highly-skilled foreign talent to fill the position of jobs that are listed on the Global talent Occupations list.
The list of the Global Talent Occupations list is:
- Computer and information systems managers
- Computer engineers
- Information systems analysts and consultants
- Database analysts and data administrators
- Software engineers and designers
- Computer programmers and interactive media developers
- Web designers and developers
- Computer network technicians
- Information systems testing technicians
Canada Immigration Agents will help in getting you the right placement for the Global Talent Stream.