Canada’s fast-track program for skilled foreign workers keeps pace despite tech slump

Canada’s fast-track program for skilled foreign workers did not slow down in 2022, even as hiring freezes and layoffs wracked sections of the innovation economy in the latter part of the year. While software and internet firms pulled back, visual-effects firms and IT consulting companies remain in expansion mode, using the Global Talent Stream (GTS) to bring in experienced or specialized staff, as technical talent remains at a premium.

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