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August 25, 2023

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Sanjay Prasad

New Digital Nomad Initiative and Make Canada Your Home

The Canadian government has recognized the potential and value that digital nomads can bring to the country’s economy. In this blog, we will explore the exciting opportunities that Canada is planning to offer to digital nomads, making it a sought-after destination for remote work enthusiasts.


Firstly, who are Digital Nomad’s?

Digital nomads are individuals who use technology to work remotely and have the freedom to travel and live in different locations around the world. They are not tied to a specific physical office or location and often rely on the internet to carry out their work tasks. This lifestyle allows them to explore new places, experience different cultures, and enjoy a more flexible work-life balance.

Examples of digital nomads could include Freelancers, Remote Employees, Remote Consultants etc. These are just a few examples, but the digital nomad lifestyle is continuously expanding as technology enables more professions to be location independent.


What is Canadian Government going to offer them?

Currently, digital nomads who work for a foreign employer can enter Canada under visitor status for up to six months at a time. However, recognizing the growing significance of this nomadic workforce, the Canadian government is determined to introduce even more favorable policies.


Opening Doors to Canadian Opportunities

As part of the, Canada’s Tech Talent Strategy Fraser said the federal government would be rolling out a special visa for digital nomads. The digital nomad strategy is going to allow people who have a foreign employer to come and work in Canada for up to six months, live in communities in this country and spend money in communities of this country.

Canada envisions a scenario where some digital nomads, initially arriving in the country for remote work, may decide to explore further opportunities with Canadian employers. When presented with a job offer from a Canadian company, these skilled professionals will have the option to apply for a temporary work permit or even permanent residency.

This pathway to residency aims to attract top-tier talent to Canada, enriching the nation’s workforce and enhancing its global competitiveness.


A Collaborative ApproachNew Digital Nomad Initiative and Make Canada Your Home

In the coming months, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will collaborate closely with public and private partners to evaluate the potential for implementing additional policies that will further entice digital nomads to choose Canada as their preferred work destination. This partnership approach ensures that all stakeholders have a say in shaping policies that are beneficial for both digital nomads and the Canadian society at large.

As Canada opens its doors wider to digital nomads, we eagerly await the transformative impact this community will have on our beautiful nation. Whether you are a digital nomad, working professional or a student seeking opportunities in Canada, SPS Canada is here to guide and support you through every step of the immigration process. Together, let’s build a brighter future for you in Canada!


To have your profile evaluated and receive professional advice on any of your questions regarding Canadian immigration, get in touch with us experienced immigration consultants from SPSCanada. For additional information, contact support@spscanada.com (Canada), support.amd@spscanada.com (Ahmedabad), or by phone at (1) 905-362-9393 (Canada) or +91 9586 226232 (Ahmedabad).


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