The Global Skills Strategy (GSS) can help you get to work in Canada faster by offering two-week processing times on eligible work permit applications.
To be eligible, you must be applying online from outside Canada in one of these situations:
Your employer has a positive Global Talent Stream (GTS) (Category A or B) Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) for your position.
In this situation, you must tell us you are applying using a GTS LMIA when you complete your eligibility check. Otherwise, we won’t recognize you as a GSS applicant.
- have an offer of employment from an employer who is exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process
- have an occupation that is skill type 0 (managerial, executive) or skill level A (professional)
- are applying for an employer-specific work permit
Some employers don’t need to submit an offer of employment or pay the employer compliance fee. Find out how to get a work permit for these jobs.