TechImmigration – Your Canada Tech Visa Guide

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Techimmigration is an immigration practice that involves bringing foreign tech workers to work for companies in Canada. Canada-based companies interested in hiring from abroad use techimmigration to reinforce their operations. Besides, foreign tech companies can also benefit from techimmigration by establishing Canadian offices and placing foreign tech workers there.

Canadian companies usually hire international workers for several reasons:

  • They struggle to find suitable candidates in the domestic tech talent pool;
  • They want to increase diversity and inclusion with qualified candidates;
  • They are looking to expand the expertise of their teams and Much much more.

“I am glad I chose Sobirovs Law Firm for business immigration. They are one of the most professional companies to work with. Thank you for your excellent support and guidance in my Work Permit process. Maggie Lan was my Immigration Case Worker. She was very responsive and helpful at all times.”

– Saurabh Sukhani

Immigration Of Tech Telent In As Fast As 2 Weeks!

Immigration Options

The Canadian immigration framework is well developed to support Canadian companies hiring from abroad. Employers benefit from several immigration programs that allow international employees to secure work permits and work for them in Canada in a relatively short time. These programs are listed below:

Global Talent Stream (Gts)

Global Talent Stream (GTS) is a program that was specifically designed to streamline the hiring process of international talent for Canadian employers. Depending on the type of workers you are hiring, your company can benefit from a 2-week processing time, which is one of the fastest in the world. This immigration option is used very frequently by Canadian tech companies that want to quickly employ highly-skilled international workers. Processing times: from 2 weeks to 4 weeks.

Intra-Company Transfer

Global Talent Stream (GTS) is a program that was specifically designed to streamline the hiring process of international talent for Canadian employers. Depending on the type of workers you are hiring, your company can benefit from a 2-week processing time, which is one of the fastest in the world. This immigration option is used very frequently by Canadian tech companies that want to quickly employ highly-skilled international workers. Processing times: from 2 weeks to 4 weeks.

Reciprocal Employment

Global Talent Stream (GTS) is a program that was specifically designed to streamline the hiring process of international talent for Canadian employers. Depending on the type of workers you are hiring, your company can benefit from a 2-week processing time, which is one of the fastest in the world. This immigration option is used very frequently by Canadian tech companies that want to quickly employ highly-skilled international workers. Processing times: from 2 weeks to 4 weeks.

Labour Market Impact Assessment

Global Talent Stream (GTS) is a program that was specifically designed to streamline the hiring process of international talent for Canadian employers. Depending on the type of workers you are hiring, your company can benefit from a 2-week processing time, which is one of the fastest in the world. This immigration option is used very frequently by Canadian tech companies that want to quickly employ highly-skilled international workers. Processing times: from 2 weeks to 4 weeks.

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2. LMIAs And How To Hire A Foreign Worker With Lmia

The process for hiring foreign workers varies in length, depending on the type of job you are trying to hire for. A work permit that requires an LMIA may take anywhere from 3 months to 6 months. Meanwhile, an LMIA-exempt work permit takes anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months, assuming the foreign workers your business wishes to hire are on top of their paperwork. A position that doesn’t require a work permit could be faster since all it takes is a visa in good standing. LMIA is short for Labour Market Impact Assessment, and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) requires it for any position, not in an exempt category. Your company needs a positive LMIA to prove no Canadian citizen or permanent resident can fill that position. The application process is highly technical and may be complex, but in general, here is the 6-step guide on how to hire foreign workers with LMIA:

The process for hiring foreign workers varies in length, depending on the type of job you are trying to hire for. A work permit that requires an LMIA may take anywhere from 3 months to 6 months. Meanwhile, an LMIA-exempt work permit takes anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months, assuming the foreign workers your business wishes to hire are on top of their paperwork. A position that doesn’t require a work permit could be faster since all it takes is a visa in good standing. LMIA is short for Labour Market Impact Assessment, and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) requires it for any position, not in an exempt category. Your company needs a positive LMIA to prove no Canadian citizen or permanent resident can fill that position. The application process is highly technical and may be complex, but in general, here is the 6-step guide on how to hire foreign workers with LMIA:

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3. Get Lmia-Exempt Work Permits

Sometimes, the LMIA-exempt work permits offer a simpler and more straightforward process, so employers in Canada should consider if their company is eligible to hire foreign workers without the need of going through the lengthy and demanding LMIA process. .

Here is the list of some of the most popular immigration programs that allow employers to hire foreign workers without the need to apply for an LMIA first.

“I am glad I chose Sobirovs Law Firm for business immigration. They are one of the most professional companies to work with. Thank you for your excellent support and guidance in my Work Permit process. Maggie Lan was my Immigration Case Worker. She was very responsive and helpful at all times.”

– Saurabh Sukhani

4. Working Without A Work Permit

In several situations, your foreign talent can perform work in Canada without needing to secure a Work Permit. However, depending on the country of origin, the worker may still require an entry visa to Canada to enter Canada temporarily.

Foreign nationals may perform work in Canada without a work permit in the following scenarios:

  • Business Visitors
  • Athletes And Team Members
  • Aviation Accident Or Incident Inspector
  • Civil Aviation Inspector
  • Clergy
  • Convention Organizers
  • Crew
  • Emergency Service Providers
  • Examiners And Evaluators
  • Expert Witnesses Or Investigators
  • Foreign Government Officers
  • Foreign Representatives And Family Members Of Foreign Representatives
  • Health Care Students
  • Judges, Referees And Similar Officials
  • Military Personnel
  • News Reporters, Media Crews
  • Performing Artists
  • Public Speakers

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Immigration to Canada can be very complicated for businesses, business owners, and foreign employees. Hiring business immigration lawyers with the skill, experience, and patience is often crucial to successfully navigating this complex process. The experienced professionals at Sobirovs Law Firm offer tailored legal services in all business and corporate immigration matters. Contact us for more information on how we can help you meet your immigration needs.

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