If you are currently working from home and anticipate continuing this arrangement in the near future, there’s an exciting opportunity for you in Canada. Canada has introduced a new immigration policy called “Work from Homeers” for digital nomads, allowing them to live and work in the country.
The details of the program have not been fully disclosed yet, but the Canadian Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, mentioned that foreigners can stay in Canada for up to 6 months. Participants in the program can apply for a digital nomadic work permit, which enables them to work in Canada for an additional 3 years.
This initiative aims to attract talented workers, especially those in the technology sector, from around the world. Canada is facing a shortage of skilled professionals in key technology fields, and this program is designed to address that issue.
To be eligible for the program, you must work for a company whose owners are not Canadian citizens. While the primary focus is on technology workers, anyone who currently works remotely can apply for it. The program is scheduled to start by the end of 2023.
One great advantage of this Canadian program is that there is no minimum income requirement, which is often a significant barrier in other countries offering similar visa programs.
Applicants will need to submit their application, photo, and fingerprints along with proof of employment. An immigration officer will conduct interviews, and upon approval, applicants will be issued a visa.