Canada’s Global Skills Strategy / Fast Track Work Permit to start June 2017

As US becomes more and more complicated to get work permits for, Canada is opening up to skilled labour candidates.

Canadian Government is introducing a fast track program to bring skilled talent into Canada called "Global Skills". This was announced Thursday morning in Toronto by Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, and Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour. This new work permits will be given out quickly so that Canadian companies can request professionals with specific skills to come to Canada to work for periods less than 30 days in a calendar year.

This initiative will target:

  • High-growth Canadian companies that need to access global talent in order to facilitate and accelerate investments that create jobs and growth. This will include companies that can demonstrate labour market benefits, such as increasing investments, knowledge transfer and Canadian job creation; and
  • Global companies that are making large investments, relocating to Canada, establishing new production or expanding production, and creating new Canadian jobs.

“This will result in timely, responsive and predictable service that allows companies to attract top talent to scale up, create good middle-class jobs at home, and remain globally competitive,”

Canadian Employment, Workforce Development and Labour said in a statement.