June 11, Globe and Mail: Canadian technology companies are greeting a new federal blueprint for hiring foreign talent with open arms – and cautious optimism.

The Canadian government’s global skills visa program – part of its Global Skills Strategy – officially opened for business on June 12. The $7.8-million, 24-month pilot program is designed to allow high-growth firms to bring in international talent within two weeks, rather than up to a year, which is how long it currently takes.

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