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Opportunity Knocks Vol. 8

Let’s face it, it’s not easy to take an idea and turn it into a reality. Being an entrepreneur is hard because it’s all on you! Success is on you. Results are on you. Making the call is on you.  

The truth is that being an entrepreneur will test you in ways you didn't think possible, but we want you to pursue it anyway. We also want you to know that you’re not alone. There are a ton of support services and funding opportunities available to entrepreneurs in the Okanagan who are ready to take the plunge.

Attracting and hiring top talent can be a struggle for any growing business. Let’s talk about The Global Talent Stream, an opportunity developed by the Government of Canada to help with the process of hiring talent from around the globe. 

The Global Talent Stream is a service offered in collaboration with ESDC (Employment and Social Development Canada). This service is all about helping your company access highly-skilled global talent by providing timely, predictable, and responsive services. 

There are two categories within the Global Talent Stream: 

  1. Category A - Finding unique and specialized foreign talent to help a company scale and grow their business ; 

  2. Category B - Finding highly skilled foreign workers in high-demand occupations for which there is insufficient domestic supply.

Perks of the Global Talent Stream include applications processed in 10 work days, employers receive “white glove service”, and the company does not need to advertise the job in Canada in advance.

How can Accelerate Okanagan help? We thought you’d never ask! 

We are a referral partner for the IRCC Dedicated Service Channel and for the Category A of the Global Talent Stream (and you will need a referral for this one). If you are looking for hire and think this program might be a fit, let’s connect. 

Want to learn more about funding and support resources? Come check out our next Funding and Support presentation on July 31st or connect with me and let’s find funding and support that will work for you and your business. 


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