Are you a talented and seasoned professional looking for brighter horizons and opportunity in one of the most diverse and innovative countries in the world? Do your talents lie in the information technology, gaming or digital media sectors? Your answers were yes and yes and you’re looking to temporarily work in Canada and get your foot in the door to eventually be able to apply for permanent residence then you may want to consider inquiring about the Global Talent Stream.
The Global Talent Stream allows Canadian employers to higher the cream of the crop to join their team with fast-track application processing times of as little as 2 weeks!
Canadian employers who want to hire highly talented foreign professionals with unique or specialized talents, whose occupations fall on the Global Talent Occupations List can apply to hire them through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
Canada Global Talent Stream
The Global Talent Stream (GTS) is a government initiative to help both Canadian employers and foreign employees in one major way: speed up the application processing time. Applicants can apply through the Global Talent Stream if they have a job offer in Canada, are applying from outside Canada and meet the requirements mentioned in either category mentioned below. This allows Canadian employers the chance to hire highly talented temporary foreign workers under one of two categories:
This category is for employers who have been referred by one of 45 GTS designated partners and want to hire a unique and specialized foreign talent.
- Highly advanced knowledge of their specialized field;
- Advanced education qualification;
- Labour Market Impact assessment - an LMIA may be required (some positions do not require one eg. research positions & certain NOC 0 or A occupations);
- At least 5 years of specialized work experience in their field; and
- A minimum salary of at least $80,000.
This category is for employers who want to fill jobs in Canada by hiring highly-skilled foreign workers whose occupations are on the Global Talent Occupations List.
|Global Talent Occupations List|
|0213||Computer and information systems managers|
|2147||Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)|
|Subset of 2161*||Mathematicians and statisticians *Positions for actuaries or related occupations are excluded from this subset|
|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|
|2281||Computer network technicians|
|2283||Information systems testing technicians|
|Sub-set of 5131*||Producer, technical, creative and artistic director and project manager – Visual effects and video game *in addition to the position having an annual salary of at least $75,000 ($36.06 per hour) or the prevailing wage (if the prevailing wage is higher), the position must require a minimum of five years of experience in the visual effects, video game or animation industries in one or a combination of the following roles: producer, technical director, creative director, artistic director or project manager, with experience in at least one or more of the following skills relevant to the visual effects, video game or animation industries: surfacing and look development; character or simulation rigging; matte painting; or technical pipeline development and application for visual effects, video games, or animation production.|
|Sub-set of 5241**||Digital media designers **in addition to the position having an annual salary of at least $80,000 ($38.46 per hour) or the prevailing wage (if the prevailing wage is higher), the position must require a minimum of five years of experience in at least one of the following digital media design skills: 3D modelling, virtual reality, augmented reality, digital media animation, levels editing for digital media design, software editing for digital media design, pipeline software development or applications relevant for digital media design|
The great part about this program is that once you gain at least 1 year of work experience you may be able to apply to live and work in Canada permanently through immigration programs such as the Canadian Experience Class.
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