Increasingly, IT professionals are coming to Canada on a temporary work permit before making the transition to permanent residence. The federal government launched the Global Talent Stream in June 2017 to specifically target technology occupations.
GTS cuts down processing times for a Canada visa application from six months to just 10 business days.
Candidates with a job offer get their Labour Market Impact Assessment, work permit and Canada visa processed in two weeks if they qualify for the GTS.
***Once candidates are in Canada and working through the GTS – which is operated under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program – they can apply for permanent residence through Express Entry.