Canadian technology startup sector wants easy access for hiring top overseas talent

March 28, 2016
Canada’s startup firms are urging the government for bringing in the strong system that would help the Canadian companies to fill the skills shortages gaps.  

Canadian technology startup sector wants easy access for hiring top overseas talent

Under the policy reforms made by the government of Canada, employers now must validate an job offer by getting the approval from government for a LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment) and also proving that it could not find any Canadian citizen to do the job.

Few stiff regulations are creating difficulty for the companies in hiring highly qualified professionals.  Canadian government had previously introduced the Express Entry System, but they had made this program very stiff and bureaucratic as this program is taking over six months for processing an application. The technology startups in Canada also said that the LMIA requirement has also been made tough.

The chiefs of startup firms in Canada are concerned about the delays and lack of transparency in processing of the visas. According to them, Canada requires a good system that would facilitate the immigration. Technology sector are mostly in need of the foreign talent. If correct system is running then there is no question of hindrance in progress.

According to Canadian immigration Department Spokesperson, the government is reviewing the scheme of Express Entry and it is hopeful that the procedures of immigration might soon be changed for facilitating the potential candidates like top level overseas executives and would also review the requirement of LMIA.

Entire sectors in Canada are hoping that the government can address various concerns with reforms that include a trusted program for employers for letting the employers to speed up the applications and also relaxing the requirement of LMIA.

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