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Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada to the UAE for a live webinar on Canada’s Global Skills Strategy and Start-Up Visa Program.
Global Skills Strategy (GSS)
The Government of Canada knows that employers want to attract top talent to work for their company, and they want a fast and predictable process to do this. To help employers find these highly skilled workers faster, IRCC introduced the Global Skills Strategy (GSS). The strategy features faster application processing times, work permit exemptions and enhanced customer service.
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 Canadian government’s innovation and skills plan has identified the nurturing of entrepreneurship and the growth of start-ups as vitally important to Canada's economy.
Canada’s Start-up Visa Program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build businesses in Canada that:
Aaron Paquette joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 2016. He has lived in the UAE since 2018. Aaron holds an Honours Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto - St. George specializing in international relations. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Auckland in international relations and human rights. In addition to the above, Aaron has also worked or studied in Washington D.C., USA; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
First Secretary (Migration)
Embassy of Canada to the United Arab Emirates
Felicity Smith joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 2014 and was previously posted to Accra, Ghana. She has lived in the UAE since 2018. Felicity holds a Bachelor’s degree in the Arts from McGill University and graduated in 2006. She has post-graduate certificates from Humber College and George Brown College in the fields of Business and Marketing.