Canada is to flag off a fast-track visa scheme on 21 June in a bid to draw world-class talent to its shores. This was stated by the federal government of this North American country on 9 March in the wake of the highly skilled overseas workers of Silicon Valley feeling apprehensive over the immigration-averse attitude being demonstrated by Donald Trump, the US President.
According to the plan, visas of talented workers would be cleared to enter Canada within two weeks of submission of their applications. Earlier, skilled workers had to usually wait for six to 12 months to get a work visa. This scheme was reportedly greeted by the technology sector of Canada, which has found the going tough for quite some time to hire the crème-de-la-crème of the tech sector, which has traditionally been attracted by California and New York.
Benjamin Bergen, executive director of the Council of Canadian Innovators, a consortium of chief executives of fledgling tech companies, was quoted by the Reuters as saying that this was the time when the world requires more Canadian type of countries which will cater to the tech sector’s demand and at the same time aid in scaling up the technology firms of Canada.
With the addition of world-class talent to Canada’s temporary foreign worker program, employers will be enabled to use the application process to hire skilled workers for jobs where there exists a discernible shortage in the Canadian workforce. The scheme will keep tabs on employers’ commitments to generate jobs, train Canadian workers, transfer knowledge and make way for new investment to come into Canada.
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