The Global Talent Stream (“GTS”) is a way for employers to attract top-quality talent to work for their company in a fast and predictable process. This strategy utilizes faster application processing times, as well as enhanced customer service. The GTS allows for faster entry for certain designated occupations in High Tech industries
In order to be eligible for this process, foreign nationals must meet all the statutory eligibility and admissibility requirements and have an offer of employment. Workers’ spouses, common-law partners, and dependent children are also eligible for the faster processing that includes visitor visas, work permits, and study permits. The worker does not need to apply for a visa or electronic travel authorization (eTA) as that is issued when the work permit application is processed.