The Canadian economy depends heavily on the technology sector, and the country has a high demand for international IT talent. For those working in the IT industry, there are actually a wide variety of work permit choices, and the Canadian government expedites the processing of these permits.
The Global Talent Stream, CUSMA Professionals, and Intra-Company Transferees are the primary work visa choices for IT professionals.
Global Talent Stream
The Global Talent Stream’s objective is to assist Canadian firms in bringing in international IT talent. Certain talented employees can apply for a work permit through the Global Talent Stream and receive one two weeks later.
Additionally, firms looking to hire IT specialists may be eligible for an accelerated Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), which checks to make sure that the entry of a foreign worker won’t harm Canadian workers.
Software engineers and designers, media developers, computer programmers, information system analysts and strategists, and administrators of computer and information systems are a few examples of tech jobs that qualify.
The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) enables qualified citizens of the United States and Mexico to receive work permits in Canada. Since LMIAs are typically not required prior to filing for a work visa under CUSMA, Canadian firms can hire foreign IT specialists considerably more quickly.
There is a set of roughly 60 professions or jobs under CUSMA that are eligible for a work permit known as the CUSMA professional work permit. Computer system analysts, technical magazine writers, graphic designers, and computer engineers are just a few of the occupations that are related to IT.
Another alternative for a work permit that does not need an LMIA is the intra-company transfer (ICT). The foreign employees must have worked for a company overseas for at least one year and there needs to be a qualifying connection between the two firms in order for them to be eligible for the ICT work visa.
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