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Global Talent Stream

Global talent stream | Vanhack (GT stream) is one of the streams of temporary foreign worker program (TF WP) from Canada. It is mainly a pilot programme which has been established to assist Canadian employers and businesses in employing highly skilled foreign professionals with the goal of enhancing innovation and to provide them with aid in retaining the most skilled workers. This is an effort by the Canadian government to take advantage of the large pool of highly educated and trained overseas workers coming from various different countries. This effort is part of the renewed effort by the Government of Canada to attract more investments from the global south for Canada. As part of the program, the government is offering ten per cent matching funds to companies or employers who have recruited at least one hundred employees on the program.

A New National Program For International Applicants

Unlike the initial version of Global Talent Stream which only permitted fifty positions from designated companies/individuals to be filled by temporary foreign workers, the latest revisions have upped the quota to one thousand employees. For this, there is no longer a need to conduct a random selection process as it is deemed that the quality of applicants is much higher than the number of placements offered. In addition, it also stipulates that Canadian employers should not hire temporary foreign workers based solely on their ability to speak Canadian. Instead, such applicants need to have some understanding of the basics of the Canadian immigration system.

When applying for GT Stream, applicants are required to complete an application form with the details of their educational qualifications and work experience. These documents are then processed by the specialized GT Employment Pool which is comprised of experts in different occupation categories. The applicant must then present his/her documents to the processing centre. At the end of the assessment, the centre would then handpick the top fifty applicants and provide them with an appointment scheduled for interview.

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