[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It used to be quite an ordeal to immigrate to Canada. But for Ideshini Naidoo, an immigrant from Johannesburg, it took only six weeks to navigate the immigration process, be hired, and relocate to begin work at Wave Financial Inc. as the new CTO. In years past, it would have been almost impossible for Wave to hire Naidoo, but he was able to be fast-tracked under the new Canadian visa program, known as the Global Talent Stream.
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Global Talent Stream is operating as a 24-month pilot program, which has aided growing tech companies in Canada to recruit and retain skilled talent from all over the world. Ottawa has set a goal to encourage innovation and boost economic development and diversification, and they are seeing success.
The challenge has been that the Silicon Valley in the U.S. is also bringing in foreign workers. The Global Talent Stream program is beginning to address the issue of competition for tech talent. Wave hired two overseas senior positions, and it took nine months for one of them to arrive and an entire year for the other. Jobs Across the World can match your resume and a job offer that is right for you. Contact them today!
Ashira Gobrin, the senior vice-president of people and culture, said, “Imagine trying to hire 20 or 30 or 50 engineers. You’re hiring for immediate needs.” She mentioned the position might not even be needed in that amount of time. The program has been an enormous boost to their company of over 200 employees.
They have been able to scale up much faster than it would have been possible. There is expected to be a shortage of 20,000 engineers in Toronto alone in 2020 without the program. There are many job opportunities available in the tech sector. To find the right one for you, contact Jobs Across the World. Their team of experts can match your resume with a perfect position, no matter where you or the job is located. Contact them today![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EumcuwRKO6U”][/vc_column][/vc_row]