Labour Mobility

Work Permit Exemptions and Facilitation under the Global Skills Strategy

Posted in International Mobility Program, Labour Market Impact Assessment, Labour Mobility, Temporary Work Permits on Jun 15, 2017

The Government of Canada has announced the details of the newly implemented Global Skills Strategy (GSS). The GSS is an effort involving two departments that work separately on the admission of foreign nationals to work in Canada, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). IRCC is offering work permit exemptions to certain classes of short term work in Canada and two-week (10 business day) processing of certain classes of work permit applications through a Dedicated Service Channel; ESDC is offering a new stream of application in the...

Elimination of Four Year Work Permit Limit

Posted in Labour Market Impact Assessment, Labour Mobility, Temporary Work Permits on Dec 14, 2016

The Government of Canada has today announced that the four year cumulative duration limitation to certain classes of work permit has been eliminated. These provisions of cumulative duration would previously preclude the extension of most NOC B, C, and D (those occupations other than Senior Management and Professionals) to a maximum total stay of four years in Canada with a work permit, after which the individual would have to be absent for a period of 48 months before being able to receive a work permit once more.

The removal of this limitation means that any occupation is now eligible for ong...