June 12, 2018 - Global Talent Stream celebrates 1-year anniversary, adds 3 occupations

Today marks the 1-year anniversary of the Global Talent Stream (GTS) pilot. GTS is part of the Canadian government's larger Global Skills Strategy, in recognition of Canada's labour market shortage, and need for highly skilled and specialized foreign workers to fill the labour market gaps. The Global Skills Strategy aims to foster innovation, and predictable, faster application processing of work permits for foreign workers, in order for employers to meet their needs. 

Through the Global Talent Stream, the Canadian government has indicated that certain workers in certain occupations are able to obtain work authorization within a few weeks of submitting an application. 

As of June 12, three new occupations were added to the Global Talent Occupations List:

  • NOC 0211 - Engineering Managers
  • NOC 0212 - Architecture and Science Managers
  • NOC 2161 - Mathematicians and Statisticians (this sub-set of this NOC only) 

These occupations are added to the existing list of eligible occupations:

  • 0213 - Computer and information systems managers   
  • 2147 - Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) 
  • 2171 - Information systems analysts and consultants    
  • 2172 - Database analysts and data administrators   
  • 2173 - Software engineers and designers  
  • 2174 - Computer programmers and interactive media developers  
  • 2175  - Web designers and developers  
  • 2241 - Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians (minimum wage requirements must be met)
  • 2283 - Information systems testing technicians  (minimum wage requirements must be met)
  • 5241 - Digital Media and Design  (minimum wage requirements must be met) - note: only for those positions requiring a minimum of five years of industry experience, and highly specific and skills as designated by ESDC.

For more information on the Global Talent Stream, contact us today.

Click here see IRCC's program requirements for the Global Talent Stream.