Your Go-To-Guide for Canada's Study Direct Stream Visa

    Updated on: 11 Sep 2023 6 min read

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    Global Talent Stream

    To give more teeth to the express entry program, the Canadian Government announced a GTS (Global Talent Stream) route in June 2017. This program is designed to provide an advantage to the job aspirants applying for Permanent Residency under the Express Entry Route (a points-based selection system for Canadian immigration). It will also help US-based Indians with STEM backgrounds for job opportunities. Now, the Canadian government plans to make the two-year project (GTS), a permanent scheme due to the labor force requirements and the calls made by the country’s burgeoning tech sector. GTS aims to speed up the application process and get it done within a matter of two weeks.

    According to the statistics made available by the Department of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, there has been an increase in the invites (41,000) issued to the Indians in 2018 with a 13 percent increase compared to 2017’s 36,310. The program aims to create 40, 000 new employment opportunities for the Canadian and Permanent Residents according to the reports. The strategy by companies to build diverse and innovative teams can be classified into two categories.

    • Category A indicates that a regional development agency should authenticate the sponsoring agency and must be looking to hire ‘unique and specialized talent.’
    • Category B requires the sponsoring agencies to illustrate their alacrity to fill the positions provided on the 'Global Talent Occupation List' and should hire highly-skilled international workers along with the specified wage requirements in both cases.
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    The SDS visa program is a great way to help aspiring students get their study visas processed faster. And now with GTS, the processing time will go down drastically. If you are a student aspiring to study at a Canadian institution and live in one of the eligible countries, do consider applying through the Study Direct Stream Visa - which is faster, easier, and more convenient.

Written by Aishwarya Bhatt

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