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Global Talent Stream

Employers who wish to hire certain IT professionals can apply for work permits under this program. They will benefit by two week expedited processing times.

  • Global Talent Stream (GTS) occupation list:
  • Computer and information systems managers
  • Civil engineers
  • Electrical and electronics engineers
  • Mining engineers
  • Aerospace engineers
  • Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • Mathematicians and statisticians *Positions for actuaries or related occupations are excluded from this subset
  • Information systems analysts and consultants
  • Database analysts and data administrators
  • Software engineers and designers
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • Web designers and developers
  • Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
  • Computer network technicians
  • Information systems testing technicians
  • Producer, technical, creative and artistic director and project manager – Visual effects and video game
  • Digital media designers

Start working in Canada faster through the Global Skills Strategy (GSS).

IRCC aim to process eligible GSS work permit applications within 2 weeks.


If you don’t need an LMIA, you may be eligible for 2-week processing if you meet all of these requirements:

  • You’re applying from outside Canada.
  • Your job is classified under Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) category 0 or 1 of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system.
  • Your employer has submitted an offer of employment using the Employer Portal and paid the employer compliance fee.


If you need an LMIA, you could qualify for 2-week processing if you meet all of these requirements:

  • You’re applying from outside Canada
  • You have a positive LMIA through the Global Talent Stream (GTS) of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (this will be on the LMIA decision letter)

Spouses and Dependents

Your spouse, common-law partner and dependent children are also eligible for 2-week processing if they apply at the same time as you. This applies to applications for a

  • Visitor visa
  • Work permit
  • Study permit

To learn more about Global Talent Stream or assistance with applying for a work permit Contact Us today.

If you have any questions, you can book consultation to speak with immigration consultant.

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