Canada set to spur innovation, research with Global Skills Strategy

June 14, 2017

Canada’s new Global Skills Strategy will be vital in supporting universities’ efforts to attract and retain top researchers and innovators from around the world, according to a recent Universities Canada release. The new strategy includes a work-permit exemption for foreign faculty and researchers coming to Canadian campuses for academic stays up to a maximum of 120 days. The strategy will also provide an immigration service channel to Canadian universities’ top recruits who come to Canada as holders of federally-funded research chairs. “These measures will make Canadian universities even more attractive to the brightest minds in the world, building universities’ capacity to advance knowledge, foster innovation and build prosperity,” says Universities Canada President Paul Davidson. Universities Canada | Canada