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Canada Global Talent Stream 2019

By means of the Global Talent Stream, an efficient skilled worker can receive a work permit within a period of two weeks after applying. It facilitates the growth of the creative companies due to being an important part of Canada’s Global Skills Strategy. It allows such companies to reach talented workers easily and fast. Canada Immigration Global Talent Stream is known for taking only two weeks to process a work permit application (and temporary resident visa for the worker with high skills).

Remember: The Global Talent Stream is a category of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

Apart from having relevant information about the Canada Global Talent Stream, you will definitely need a famous immigration consultant with deep knowledge in the Canada immigration programs. You must be aware of the fact that only eligibility is not enough; how you complete and present your application can determine your rejection or acceptance, therefore take all immigration process steps very wisely, better if being under the guidance of an experienced immigration expert. Remember that Canada temporary resident visa is an open-door to Canada permanent residence (PR) visa.

Global Talent Stream Has Two Categories which Are Given Below:

Global Talent Stream: Category A

Global Talent Stream: Category B

Global Talent Stream: Category A

Canadian companies with higher growth and who can state the requirement for specific international skilled worker comes into Category A. Employers under category A must be referred by an authorized referral partner.

Below are the organizations of referral partners in Canada:

(List may get modified periodically)

  1. Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  2. BC Tech Association
  3. Burlington Economic Development Corporation
  4. Business Development Bank of Canada
  5. Canadian Economic Development for Quebec Regions
  6. Cape Breton Partnership
  7. City of Hamilton’s Economic Development Office
  8. Communitech Corporation
  9. Council of Canadian Innovators
  10. Economic Development Winnipeg
  11. Edmonton Economic Development
  12. Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
  13. Genesis (Newfoundland)
  14. Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service
  15. Government of Alberta, Alberta Labour
  16. Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology
  17. Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Education and Training
  18. Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Business Inc.
  19. Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade – Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
  20. Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade – Ontario Investment Office
  21. Government of Prince Edward Island, Island Investment Development Inc.
  22. Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of the Economy
  23. Halifax Partnership
  24. ICT Association of Manitoba (ICTAM)
  25. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada – Accelerated Growth Service
  26. Invest Ottawa
  27. Invest in Canada
  28. Launch Academy
  29. London Economic Development Corporation
  30. MaRS Discovery District
  31. National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
  32. Privy Council Office, Special Projects Team
  33. Vancouver Economic Commission
  34. Venn Innovation
  35. Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation
  36. WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation

Global Talent Stream: Category B

Employers wish to hire international skilled workers for specific occupations under the National Occupation Classification (NOC) come into Category B. These selected occupations are stated in the Global Talent Occupations List, which may get modified periodically depending upon the labour market requirements. The below mentioned list is created by a mutual association of the Canada government, labour market experts and Major stakeholders.

Global Talent Occupations List

NOC codeOccupationMinimum hourly rateMinimum annual salary
0213Computer and information systems managersPrevailing wagePrevailing wage
2147Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)Prevailing wagePrevailing wage
Sub-set of 2161*Mathematicians and statisticians* Positions for actuaries or related occupations are excluded from this subset.Prevailing wagePrevailing wage
2171Information systems analysts and consultantsPrevailing wagePrevailing wage
2172Database analysts and data administratorsPrevailing wagePrevailing wage
2173Software engineers and designersPrevailing wagePrevailing wage
2174Computer programmers and interactive media developersPrevailing wagePrevailing wage
2175Web designers and developersPrevailing wagePrevailing wage
2281Computer Network technicians$39.42 or higher prevailing wage$82,000 or higher prevailing wage
2283Information systems testing technicians$38.46 or higher prevailing wage$80,000 or higher prevailing wage
Sub-set of 5131**Producer, technical, creative and artistic director and project manager – Visual effects and video game

** The position requires a minimum of three years’ industry 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, senior coordinator, department manager, with three years of job 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; managing budgets or teams; or technical pipeline development and application for visual effects, video games, or animation production.

$37.50 or higher prevailing wage$78,000 or higher prevailing wage
Sub-set of 5241***Digital Media and Design

***The position requires a minimum of three years’ industry experience in at least one of the following digital media design skills: 3D modeling, compositing, paint and roto, layout and match move, digital environment and Matte painting, texture, lighting shading, character effects, effects and simulations, design and scenario, rigging, user interface or user experience, responsive design (for gaming), 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

$38.46 or higher prevailing wage$80,000 or higher prevailing wage

Employers falling under any category must fulfill below mentioned criteria for skilled workers wages. International workers recruited through Global Talent Stream must be given a salary amount equivalent to current wage or above.

The current wage must be higher than:

  1. Canada Job Bank occupation’s average wage
  2. the salary amount paid by an employer to his existing staff under same position at the same location, holding the same skills and work experience
  3. the minimum salary amount stated in the Global Talent occupations list for few occupations

Labour Market Benefits Plan under Global Talent Stream

Employers wishing to recruit international skilled workers via Global Talent Stream must fulfill the requirements of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in order to achieve the Labour Market Benefits Plan.

According to the plan, the international skilled workers to be hired must bring positive benefits to the labour market of Canada, and their Canadian employers must create jobs and invest skills and training.

Category A employers

They must create jobs for Canadian citizens and permanent residents through direct or indirect ways.

Category B employers

They must invest skills and training programs for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

For availing more information, feel free to call on official helpline +91-7042184185 or send your queries at info@makevisas.com. 

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