The Global Talent Stream was deployed to ensure that Canada’s highly innovative as well as high-growth companies have access to global talent, as and when they need it. Though the global talent stream, Canadian work permits are issued to certain category of skilled workers in 2 weeks’ time.
The participants (employers) of the Global Talent Stream of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Work Program (TFWP) are classified into 2. They are:
Category A of the Global Talent Stream
Under this category, high performing companies in shortage of skilled talent need to satisfy 2 conditions to take part effectively. They are:
Below is the list of designated referral partners (as of 21 March 2018) applicable to Category A of the Global Talent Stream:
Note: This list will be updated here in this section periodically. The above collation is as of 21 March 2018.
Category B of the Global Talent Stream
Under Category B of the Global Talent Stream, a referral from the above referral partners is not required. Instead under this category, the employer may hire a person if the occupation to which the person is being hired falls under any one of the listed occupations in the Global Talent Occupations (GTO) list. The latest version (as of 21 March 2018) of the Global Talent Occupations (GTO) list has been given below. The list is maintained and updated periodically by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC):
|National Occupation Classification (NOC) Code||Occupation/Job Designation||Hourly Wage (minimum)||Annual Salary (minimum)|
|213||Computer and information systems managers||The prevailing wage||The prevailing wage|
|2147||Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)||The prevailing wage||The prevailing wage|
|2171||Information systems analysts and consultants||The prevailing wage||The prevailing wage|
|2172||Database analysts and data administrators||The prevailing wage||The prevailing wage|
|2173||Software engineers and designers||The prevailing wage||The prevailing wage|
|2174||Computer programmers and interactive media developers||The prevailing wage||The prevailing wage|
|2175||Web designers and developers||The prevailing wage||The prevailing wage|
|2241||Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians||$38.94 or the higher prevailing wage||$81,000 or the higher prevailing wage|
|2283||Information systems testing technicians||$37.50 or the higher prevailing wage||$78,000 or the higher prevailing wage|
|Sub-set of 5231||Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations||$36.06 or higher prevailing wage||$75,000 or the higher prevailing wage|
|Sub-set of 5241||Digital Media and Design (positions requiring a minimum of five years' industry experience and specific skills only)||$38.46 or the higher prevailing wage||$80,000 or the higher prevailing wage|
*Prevailing wage: Prevailing wage is defined as the highest of the below 3:
Compliance: Categories A & B
Both Category A as well as Category B employers or companies are required to comply with the minimum wage requirements of skilled workers they are hiring through the Global Talent Stream (GTS).