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The Ultimate Guide to Canada’s Global Talent Stream for Nigerian Techies

Tech money is the new oil money and everybody is trying to hop on the train as quickly as possible. If you have ever thought about expanding your tech horizons and leaving the country, Canada’s Global Talent Stream is here to bring your dream into reality.

In this blog post, we will explore reasons why every Nigerian tech bro and sis should consider this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

  1. Fast Track Entry: With this program, your entry into Canada gets a boost and there is no need to wait for a long time that will test your patience before you can gain entry into Canada. The processing times are quite faster than other programs, ensuring you can dive into your Canadian tech adventure in no time.
  2. Open Work Permits For Your Spouse: One of the advantages of this program is that you don’t have to leave your partner behind with promises of coming back. The Global Talent Stream allows your wife or husband to get an open work permit, giving them the freedom to pursue their dreams as well.

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  1. Accelerated Permanent Residency: A guaranteed route to permanent residency is a dream come true for every Nigerian immigrant and one that doesn’t take forever is heaven for them. If you fall in love with the Canadian tech scene which is very likely, the Global Talent Stream can fast-track your journey to permanent residency. It’s like turning a temporary adventure into a long-term success story.
  2. Work Across Industries: If you’re exploring different tech areas, this program is perfect for you. It doesn’t just raise tech gurus but also opens doors to various industries that you might be interested in from finance to healthcare.

These perks are too enticing not to be interested in being a part of this program and you must be wondering what it will take to enjoy these benefits. The good thing is that the requirements are pretty straightforward. 

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  1. Job Offer from a Designated Employer: Your first step is to secure a job offer from a Canadian employer recognized under the Global Talent Stream. Many tech companies are on board, looking for your unique skills.
  2. LMIA Exemption Code: Your employer will need to get an LMIA exemption code. Don’t mind the big English; it’s just a fancy way of saying they’ve been recognized under the Global Talent Stream.
  3. Relevant Work Experience: You need at least one year of work experience in your tech field to be eligible.
  4. Prove You’re Needed: Convince the Canadian authorities that you’re not just any tech bro or sis, you’re a tech whiz they can’t do without. Highlight your skills, achievements, and how you’ll contribute to the Canadian tech ecosystem. This is where your Nigerian sweet mouth comes in.

If you have been eyeing the UK’s Global Talent Visa, you would have noticed that it shares a couple of similarities with this program. Here are some of the things the two programs have in common

  1. Recognition of Exceptional Talent: Both programs recognize and value exceptional talent. It’s not just about qualifications; it’s about the impact you can make in your field.
  2. Fast-Track Entry: Tems said time is of the essence but here, speed is of the essence and both the Canadian and UK programs offer expedited entry to kickstart your international tech journey.
  3. Permanent Residency Options: Both programs lead to the possibility of permanent residency. It’s not just a short-term adventure; it’s a chance to build a lasting career and life in a new country.

So tech bros and sis, enough of daydreaming about leaving the country and living the life of your dreams. Canada’s Global Talent Stream is offering you a chance to bring your delulu into reality. It’s like turning a temporary adventure into a long-term success story.


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