The Government of Canada is embracing Canada’s emerging role as a leader in global tech talent recruitment and attraction to ensure Canada is not only filling in-demand jobs today, but also attracting the skills and business talent to create the jobs of tomorrow.
The Honourable Sean Fraser, former Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, announced an approach that included four key pillars involving additions and improvements to programs offered by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Out of the four pillars pillar that were talked about one giant pillar was “Digital Nomads”.
Canada is all set to promote digital nomads and here are some facts about “Digital Nomads”:
- A digital nomad is a person who can perform their job remotely from anywhere in the world.
- Under current Canadian immigration rules, a digital nomad only needs visitor status to relocate to Canada for up to six months at a time while they perform their job remotely for a foreign employer.
- In the months ahead, IRCC will collaborate with public and private partners alike to determine whether additional policies to attract digital nomads to Canada would be desirable.
- We expect that some digital nomads who initially enter Canada to work remotely will decide to seek opportunities with Canadian employers. When they receive a job offer from a Canadian company, they would be able to bring their skills to a Canadian employer by applying for a temporary work permit or even permanent residence.
The above mentioned visa is expected to be rolled out by the end of 2023. There are no set of requirements by IRCC that are published yet but its always a good idea to be prepared well ahead of time. We at “R2 Immigration Services Inc.” can help you plan your “Digital Nomad” visa application and we are always available to answer all your questions or concerns.
Please do not hesitate to contact us:
R2 Immigration Services Inc.
#3266 4310 104 Ave NE
Unit 2, Calgary, AB T3N 1W3
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