Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is helping the country tremendously. It is a two-year program launched by Canada to help companies to find talent that want to expand quickly. Through this program, Canadian companies have been able to find 1,600 employees from around the world. And it has only been two and a half months since the program started.
The program’s Global Skills Strategy reduces the amount of time it takes to clear a work permit application. The decision is made within two weeks rather than a month. It takes only half the amount of time than it usually needed. Navdeep Bains, minister of innovation, science and economic development, the tech sector has given a positive feedback. In these two and a half months, around 2000 people applied, out of which 1,600 already got the work permit. This means that the work is being done at a fast rate.
Canada wasn’t a first choice for many employees. They wanted to go to the US but looking at the political climate there, they chose Canada. Petra Axolotl, a former Twitter employee, moved to Canada from Singapore using this program. She didn’t want to move to Canada but she had to because Singapore didn’t identify her same sex partner.
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Petra Axolotl had planned to move to the US after staying in Singapore for a while. But looking at the political condition she chose Canada. She said that Canada’s new program only took 10 days to approve her visa. It was very easy as well. Petra Axolotl is a data scientist and is currently working with a small tech company Platterz. She has already received the permanent resident status.
Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Immigration Minister, and Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, have always emphasized on immigration bringing them growth and prosperity.