You don’t need a job offer to be eligible to immigrate to Canada, but if you have one there are a lot more immigration options to consider! The Canadian government has made it easier and quicker for foreign nationals looking for work with the creation of work-based immigration programs! Here are four to consider.
The Global Skills Strategy (GSS) was launched in 2017 with the goal of making it easier for Canadian businesses to attract talent from around the world. One major appeal for qualified applicants is its 2-week application processing time!
Additionally, the GSS’ Global Talent Stream (GTS) has been used by more than 1,100 Canadian companies to hire approximately 4,300 experienced foreign workers. Since its launch, the GSS has also contributed to 40,000 people immigrating to Canada, with nearly 24,000 being highly-skilled workers.
Due to this great success, the GTS was made permanent in March 2019. Canadian companies using this stream have committed to creating over 48,000 jobs and 12,500 co-op positions, as well as $113 million in skills and training.
A pilot program launched in 2017, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot was created to attract skilled workers to Canada’s Atlantic provinces. These provinces include New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and PEI.
In order to qualify, applicants must have an official job offer from a designated employer through the High-Skilled Workers, Intermediate-Skilled Workers, or International Graduate streams.As of June 2019, this pilot program has lead to more than 3,700 job offers through 1,900 employers and almost 3,000 permanent resident admissions (primary applicants and their dependents). Initially launched as a 3-year pilot, it has been extended to December 2021.
The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot was launched in 2019 to address the labour and skill needs of rural and northern communities. 11 communities were selected, from Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon, to participate in the pilot.
Inspired by the success of the Atlantic Pilot, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is looking forward to welcoming foreign workers to these communities in 2020.
Want to start your own business instead? Through the Start-Up Visa Program, qualified entrepreneurs are granted a start-up visa to live and settle their business in Canada. To qualify, the business must be approved by a designation organization.
This program has attracted over 650 entrepreneurs who, along with their family members, were approved for permanent residence. They also represent around 200 start-ups launched in Canada. It was made a permanent program in 2018 due to its success.
During your job search, be sure to read through the requirements of these immigration programs to see if they may fit your qualifications and needs. One of them may be your ticket to finding a job and obtaining permanent residence in Canada!
Interested in learning more about these work-based programs? Complete our free online assessment and a member of the Canadim Team will contact you to discuss your options!
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