Global Skills Strategy Strategy Information Session

September 7, 2017

The Federal Government’s Global Skills Strategy (GSS) held an information session with the Province of Manitoba Education and Training (MET), Economic Development Winnipeg and the Information Communication Technology Association of Manitoba September 19. OSM members considering bringing international candidates into their team, may find the English and French (2) presentation materials useful. Click here for more information.

Canada’s Global Skills Strategy (GSS) makes it easier for Canadian businesses to attract the talent they need to succeed in the global marketplace.

Whether recruiting professionals from around the world to train Canadian workers, or working with employers planning job-creating investments in Canada, the Global Skills Strategy provides businesses in Canada with a faster way to bring in global talent in order to scale-up and grow—creating better jobs for more Canadians.

The Province of Manitoba Education and Training (MET), Economic Development Winnipeg (EDW) and the Information Communication Technology Association of Manitoba (ICTAM) are pleased to be the referral partners to Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Economic Skills Development Canada (ESDC).  Together we would like to provide an information session on how we can work with your business to maximize the benefits of GSS

Learn more about the Government of Canada’s Global Skills Strategy by attending a joint information session held by the GSS referral partners: METEDW and ICTAM.

In this session we will provide content on:

  • Background information about the new Global Talent (GT) Stream
  • What makes the Global Talent Stream different?
  • The eligibility criteria to be referred to the Global Talent Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and to have the application processed in 10 business days;
  • Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Dedicated Service Channel;
  • How to transition temporary foreign workers through GSS to permanent status through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Location: Herzberg Room // 435 Ellice Avenue // Winnipeg, MB

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Price: Free

CLICK HERE TO RSVP and register before September 15, 2017
About Us:

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) seeks skilled workers, and their families with the intention and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in Manitoba as permanent residents. Manitoba makes it easy to immigrate and settle in our province.  Employer Direct serves Manitoba businesses as your one-stop staffing solution, helping you plan and address your workforce needs.  Employer Direct supports business by guiding you through the process of finding and hiring internationally experienced skilled workers and professionals.

For more information please contact Employer Direct at 204-945-6300 (email: and let us help you get the workers you need now.

Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) is the lead economic development agency for Winnipeg. EDW facilitates investment promotion and attraction, capacity building, tourism attraction and the management of market data. By utilizing competitive intelligence and by fostering relationships with industry leaders, government officials and community stakeholders, EDW evaluates potential opportunities and innovation drivers to develop key industries and define opportunities for future economic growth. EDW also supports targeted sector, community and social development, and promotes Winnipeg’s diverse economy and high quality of life.

For more information please contact Virginie De Visscher,, 204-954-1984.

ICTAM is an evangelist, advocate and conduit for connection for our stakeholders in Manitoba’s tech industry.Through collaboration, networking and presenting key events like conferences and workshops, we bring together government, educators, non-profits, private enterprise and consumers to promote and lead the rise of the information and communication technologies industry in Manitoba.  At ICTAM, we believe in Manitoba’s potential as a national and world leader in building and cultivating an ecosystem with the infrastructure and the legislation the global tech community needs to thrive. With the support of our member organizations, we work to make this vision a reality.

For more information please contact Kathy Knight,, 204-943-7133.

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