Canada to speed up work permit processing for skilled foreign workers

  • Page Views 735
  • Canada is going to make it easier for companies to hire highly skilled foreign workers.

    The Canadian government will fast-track the processing of work-permit applications through a new initiative.

    This will be done through a new federal initiative called “Global Talent Stream”, according to a report by Xinhua news agency

    Under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the “Global Talent Stream” will identify qualified high-demand occupations, help Canadian companies complete the application process to hire top foreign talent and prepare a labor market benefits analysis within 10 business days.

    Hajdu anticipated that the “Global Talent Stream” initiative, which will be launched on June 12, will mainly receive demands from the technology industry.

    The program aims to ensure that when companies apply to hire skilled workers from abroad, they will demonstrate “how they’re building knowledge in Canada”, said Canadian Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Patty Hajdu.

    Hajdu said Peraso Technologies Inc. is among the companies expected to benefit from the new program.

    The wireless semiconductors designer once tried to import a technician who can help make the company’s chips run faster. But the work permit application got caught up in Ottawa’s red tape, and after seven months’ of waiting, the prospective employee accepted another offer.

    “We’re trying to prevent situations like that,” said the minister in the Xinhua report.

    By 2019, the information and communications sector will expect a need of 182,000 workers in Canada.

    Meanwhile, the country’s agriculture, forestry, mining and environmental engineering sectors also rely on emerging technology and will have to look overseas for talent, said Hajdu.

    Once an employer’s plan is approved, the work-permit application will be processed in 10 days, and the hired foreign worker could be in Canada within four weeks from the start of the process.

    Currently, it can take a Canadian employer up to a year to hire a skilled foreign worker, which can stall a company’s growth, according to the Xinhua report.

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 16 December 2017
      14 hours ago No comment

      Amy Sundberg receives Senate 150 Medal

      “Amy Sundberg, born and raised in Manila, Philippines, has been rooted in the ideals of sharing and volunteerism, and lives with a profound sense of stewardship. Among countless volunteer activities, she serves on the board of St Mark’s and Corpus Christi colleges and she supports the Royal Columbian Hospital ...

    • 16 December 2017
      16 hours ago No comment

      Fil-Am Is New US University President; Welcome Baby Disney

      Angel Thoughts “A river must be happier than a swamp because it has banks and boundaries; a swamp is a valley of liberty that lost its shores and become liberated. Liberty has no heirloom, It requires the daily bread of self-denial, the salt of acknowledging responsibility for our deed.”—Arch. Fulton ...

    • 16 December 2017
      18 hours ago No comment

      Fil-Can basketball star dies after collapsing during game

      Overpopulation is a myth. Actually, this is not only a statement but a website that debunks a popular notion that the reason why Third World countries are suffering extreme poverty is because it is overpopulated. What the world does not know is that it is a myth perpetuated by ...

    • 16 December 2017
      20 hours ago No comment

      Fil-Can basketball star dies after collapsing during game

      Raphael Alcoreza, a Grade 12 all-star high school basketball player from Surrey, has died, a week after going into cardiac arrest during a game. More than 125 friends, teammates, teachers, coaches and community members packed the halls and waiting rooms of the Royal Columbian Hospital ICU unit in New ...

    • 09 December 2017
      1 week ago No comment

      Statement from the office of the late Senator Tobias C. Enverga, Jr.

      December 7, 2017 Ottawa, ON On behalf of the Enverga family, I wish to convey sincere thanks for the outpouring of love, support, and prayers given in the days following the passing of the Honourable Tobias C. Enverga, Jr. The family would like to thank the more than 7,000 ...

    %d bloggers like this: