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Global Skills Strategy

Employers want to attract top talent to work for their company, and they want a fast and predictable process to do this. To help employers find these highly skilled workers faster, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced the Global Skills Strategy (GSS). The strategy features faster application processing times, work permit exemptions and enhanced customer service.

Foreign nationals eligible for this priority processing must still meet all other eligibility and admissibility requirements, including providing police certificates if required. If you are an eligible applicant, you must submit all required documents.

 

Workers who are Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)-exempt

You will not need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and will be eligible for two-week processing if you meet these requirements:

  • Applying from outside Canada
  • Job is either skill type 0 (managerial) or skill level A (professional) of the National Occupational Classification (NOC)

The employer has submitted an offer of employment using the Employer Portal and paid the employer compliance fee.

International Experience Canada applicants are not eligible for two-week processing.

 

Workers who require Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

You will need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and will be eligible for two-week processing if you meet these requirements:

  • Applying from outside Canada
  • Your employer has a positive LMIA through the Global Talent Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (this is on the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) decision letter)

Spouses and dependants

Workers’ spouse or common-law partner and dependent child are also eligible for the two-week processing of applications. This applies to the following applications:

  • visitor visa
  • work permit
  • study permit

Spouse or common-law partner and dependent child must submit a complete application and apply at the same time as the worker.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) can assess your eligibility, determine your options to come to Canada, and represent you in your application. We are authorized by the Canadian government to offer paid immigration services legally. Our job is to educate you about Canadian immigration and to strategize a plan considering your objectives, timeline expectations, and overall needs.

Once you retain Canada Visa Express, we work in a highly systematic manner for which we are known for. We comply with our system to be constant for being fast and efficient in the delivery of service. Upon signing the retainer agreement, we start assisting you. We make ourselves available. We answer phone calls everyday, respond to emails within 24 to 48 hours, and provide answers promptly.

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