Scheduled for 2024, Canada is set to introduce a tailored visa for freelancers and digital nomads, permitting them to live and work somewhat in the country, disposing of the requirement for an actual presence in office.
This action is created to attract international ability and focuses on digital nomads, characterized as self-employed project workers with the capacity to work from any area inside Canada. The recently executed program replaces the previous half-year limitation forced on tourist visas for digital nomads.
Furthermore, the government is actively formulating a “tech talent strategy” aimed at augmenting the country’s workforce by attracting foreign workers, particularly in the IT sector. Canada is committed to supporting remote work, and additional details about this initiative are anticipated in the coming months.
Recent data reveals a growing trend in the United States, with approximately 17.3 million Americans, constituting around 11% of the workforce, identifying as digital nomads. This signifies an escalating preference for freelancing and remote work, depicting a 2% increase from 2022. Canada’s move aligns with a global trend of countries adapting to the evolving nature of work by streamlining procedures and promoting remote work, especially for qualified professionals.