Global Talent Stream (GTS): Work Permit Exemptions

Under the Global Talent Stream (GTS), there are certain work permit exemptions applicable to high-skilled workers and professionals. It also includes certain category of persons looking to come to Canada on research purposes.

Under the Global Talent Stream (GTS), employers who falls under Category A and Category B of the stream can now hire certain persons without the need to have a work permit to come to Canada. However, there are certain conditions to be complied.

To learn more about the Global Talent Stream (GTS), click here.

High-Skilled Workers

High-Skilled workers who fall under skill level 0 (managerial occupations) of the NOC can now come to Canada for work for 15 days within a 6 months period, OR 30 days in a year (12 months), without needing to have a work permit.

Similarly, high-Skilled workers who fall under skill level A (professional occupations) of the NOC can now come to Canada for work for 15 days within a 6 months period, OR 30 days in a year (12 months), without needing to have a work permit.

Researchers

Researchers engaged in research projects can now come to Canada for 120 days (4 months) in an year (12 months), without needing to have a work permit, provided the research project is at:

  • A publicly-funded degree-granting Canadian institution; OR
  • An affiliated research institution.

 

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