Sonia Sidhu

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Brampton South

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Global Skills Strategy will benefit Brampton’s economy, says MP Sidhu

Brampton – A new Global Skills Strategy by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will attract the world’s most talented and skilled newcomers to Canada. Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South expects this will benefit businesses in Brampton as the city continues to grow and innovate.

“As companies in Brampton expand, they can use this new Global Skills Strategy to attract highly skilled workers and get them on-the-job sooner than before,” MP Sidhu said. “This new Strategy will do a lot for Canadian businesses, and will surely benefit the growing Downtown Brampton community.”

Within the strategy, the Government announced four pillars to guide to increase the number of skilled and highly trained people who can enter the workforce, help the economy grow, and ultimately create more jobs for Canadians.

The four pillars include a Global Talent Stream within the Foreign Temporary Workers program, which will speed up the Labour Market Assessment process. Additionally, the new strategy will enable a two-week work permit processing time for highly-skilled workers in the International Mobility Program and for Global Talent Stream applicants. A dedicated service channel will be available for employers who are planning investments that will create jobs in Canada, and in some cases, highly-skilled workers and researcher coming to Canada for short term projects may be eligible for work permit exemption.

“We know Canadians are highly educated and skilled, and we also know that sometimes businesses need to recruit outside of Canada to add to their workforce,” MP Sidhu said. “I am confident that as Brampton continues to grow, and mark itself as an innovative hub, this new strategy will bring the most talented newcomers to help our city thrive.”

The Global Skills Strategy was announced Monday, by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen,  Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains, and Rodger Cuzner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.

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For more information, please contact:

Rosalyn Stevens
Executive Assistant
Office of MP Sonia Sidhu
sonia.sidhu.a1@parl.gc.ca
Tel: 613-995-5381