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Canada removes two occupations from its Global Talent Occupations List

Canada has made changes to its Global Talent occupations list. If you have experience in any one of the occupations in this list and a job offer, you can get the LMIA in two weeks. However,two of the occupations have been taking away from this list. These occupations are as follows:

  • (Architecture and Science managers)NOC 0212
  • (Engineering managers)NOC 0211

The removal of these occupations shows that there is not much demand in Canada for them anymore.

However, if the candidate is putting up applications, till August 4th, 2019 for any of these profiles, they will be taken. However, any applications which will be put up after this date will not be accepted.

The Global Talent Stream was started in 2017 for two years only. However, in March 2019, it was made a lasting scheme. This scheme is the fastest way to get technical workers into Canada, those workers who have a STEM background. 24,000 workers have come into Canada through this stream since 2017 when it was started. An employer needs to provide the selected candidate with a job offer to select him/her for this stream. This stream is an excellent opportunity for technical workers to move to Canada.

Apart from taking LMIA for the concerned worker, the concerned employer also needs to submit the Labor Market Benefits Plan. This plan refers to showcasing how hiring someone from outside Canada will benefit the Canadian economy. There are benefits such as more generation of jobs after hiring a worker from abroad. All these are complimentary benefits and include increasing the knowledge base of the Canadian workers. Since an IT worker is hired from abroad, it could also include improving the practices adopted at the workplace. So, there must be a submission of a labor market benefits plan highlighting all these benefits.

Duties to be carried out as part of a Labor market benefits plan(LMBP)

So, many activities have to be carried out by such employers for providing these benefits which are as follows:

  • Growth in Canadian employers who are working with the concerned employer.
  • Having internship facilities at the firm for more Canadians.
  • Implementing policies to make sure underrepresented groups such as women are hired by the employer
  • Giving training to Canadians through industry-level events
  • Make sure that the Indian workers can control Canadian workers so that there is knowledge imparted to Canadian workers.
  • Making sure that there is an increase in revenue at the firm which hires non-Canadian workers

There are also stringent conditions for employers who have hired Canadian workers. Employers who have hired workers from abroad have to undergo Progress Reviews. So, these progress reviews help in knowing how hiring labor from abroad is affecting the labor market of Canada. The indigenous labor of Canada must be affected in a positive way from non-Canadian labor.

An employer has to provide benefits that are a part of the Labor Market Benefits Plan even if in the long term an employee hired from abroad gets the PR of Canada.

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