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Canada – June 27 Webinar on Employer Experiences with Global Skills Strategy

Canada – June 27 Webinar on Employer Experiences with

This report highlights some recent enhancements to the ways employers can consider and hire foreign employees to come to work in Canada and a June 27 Webinar to be held by KPMG Law LLP, Canada.



howard greenberg

Partner, National Practice Leader, KPMG Law LLP

KPMG in Canada


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The introduction of the Global Skills Strategy on June 12, 2017, provides Canadian employers a key advantage in the global talent marketplace.1  In particular, it created the Global Talent Stream, which is intended to offer a facilitative Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application process.  In light of the many immigration tools available, employers must be strategic in assessing the specific advantages between the Global Talent Stream and other LMIA-exempt alternatives, while taking into account the respective compliance liabilities.  The Global Talent Stream may not be appropriate for all employers in all situations.

The KPMG International member firm in Canada is offering a Webinar on June 27, 2017, to provide updates on:

  • how well the Global Skills Strategy is working at various Visa offices globally and at the ports of entry, and
  • the initial decisions made by Service Canada. 

This program will help employers to understand all possible talent strategies and make the appropriate decisions in a way that mitigates future legal, financial, and reputational risks.  See registration details below.


Employers must evaluate the appropriate strategy for processing Canadian work permit applications for foreign workers in various sectors and specialized circumstances.  There are numerous categories for immigration processing, each with its own requirements, policies, and various compliance issues which impact employers’ decisions.  The Global Skills Strategy introduced specific benefits and advantages vis-à-vis other immigration categories and programs.  

The KPMG International member firm in Canada is offering a Webinar on June 27, 2017, that will shed light on the new requirements, processes, and compliance considerations and what alternatives are currently available with the aim of helping employers make appropriate choices in respect of their business needs. 

Attend the June 27 Webinar

To Register

Date: June 27, 2017 

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm EDT


Log-in details will be provided before the Webinar.


1  The Global Skills Strategy is a key part of the Fall Economic Statement 2016.

Please note that KPMG LLP (U.S.) does not provide any immigration services.  However, KPMG Law LLP in Canada can assist clients with U.S. immigration matters.   

The information contained in this newsletter was submitted by the KPMG International member firm in Canada.

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