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Gaming and visual-effects studios using Canada’s new skilled foreign worker program for hundreds of hires

Gaming and visual-effects studios have been among the biggest beneficiaries of Canada’s new immigration program for skilled workers filling in-demand jobs, The Logic’s analysis shows.  

The Liberal government launched the Global Talent Stream (GTS)—an offshoot of the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program—in June 2017 as part of a new system to help fast-growing companies in innovative sectors hire more quickly from abroad. Tech firms and industry associations had long lobbied Ottawa for a new immigration pathway for in-demand talent, arguing the existing process was too slow and cumbersome for rapidly expanding sectors facing fierce competition for talent.

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