Posted on October 04 2022
Just when it seemed Canada has done enough to improve the influx of skilled foreign workers migrating to work in Canada, the country introduced the GSS work permit program.
GSS stands for Global Skills Strategy. Canada has introduced this federal government work permit program to assist eligible businesses in Canada to gain access to skilled foreign workers from around the world. The advantages of an employee referral through this program include:
There has always been a need for a fast, reliable, and predictable process to draw in top talented and skilled workers to fill their job vacancies. With the introduction of GSS work permit, the process of finding skilled workers became faster.
There are categories of foreign workers eligible for a 2-week visa application processing under GSS. Their visa applications are given priority while processing. Nevertheless, these candidates will have to meet all other criteria for eligibility as well as admissibility, just like those who don’t come under GSS purview.
Foreign workers who don’t need to meet the LMIA requirement to be recruited and migrate to Canada are eligible for the 2-week visa application processing under GSS. They have to meet the following criteria to be eligible for GSS:
Note that applicants under the IEC (International Experience Canada) category don’t have the eligibility for the 2-week visa application processing.
Upon meeting the following criteria, foreign workers who need an LMIA can qualify for the 2-week visa application processing under GSS:
The common-law partner/spouse and dependent children of a foreign worker also have eligibility for a 2-week visa application processing. This is applicable to applications for:
Applications of the common-law partner/spouse and dependent children have to be submitted and the application lodged at the same time as the foreign worker.
|The foreign worker needn’t apply for a visa/eTA (electronic travel authorization). All documents they require will be issued when IRCC processes their application for a GSS work permit.|
Submission of certified translations of documents that aren’t in English or French is mandatory for eligibility for the 2-week processing.
There are two types of migrant workers who needn’t hold a Canada work permit for short-term employment. These are:
Here’s who all will come under this category of workers:
Migrant workers identified as researchers have to meet the following criteria to be eligible for exemption on Canada work permit:
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The GSS is the latest in the steps taken by the Canadian government to improve its efforts to attract more skilled foreign workers to the country. Canadian employers and skilled workers like you can benefit from this program.
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