Immigration to Canada through the Global Talent Stream
The Global Talent Stream allows highly skilled professionals to obtain a work permit in Canada through an expedited process.
The Global Talent Stream (GTS) is a stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program that is designed to attract in demand highly skilled individuals to innovative companies in Canada. They are eligible for an expedited work visa.
The Global Talent Stream is for professionals with unique skills and professions. Employers who want to hire foreign workers under the GTS program must work with Employment and Social Development Canada and develop a Labour Market Improvement Plan.
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The Global Talent Stream is divided into two categories.
Category A is suitable for employers who are referred by designated GTS partners and want to hire employees with unique or highly specialized skills. The list of designated partners includes several dozen organizations across Canada.
A unique foreign professional must be offered a salary of at least $80,000 CAD per year, or $38.46 CAD per hour. The specialist must also demonstrate advanced knowledge and hold a degree in the industry or have at least 5 years of work experience.
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