The city of Brampton plans to become an economic hub by attracting foreign workers and investors. The city has signed an agreement with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to become a partner for the Global Skills Strategy (GSS) program. The GSS facilitates the access of local employers to foreign workers if they cannot fill the place with a local specialist of the same qualification. The program is aimed to make the process of accessing the global talent market quick, simple and easy. This also allows foreign workers and researchers to be employed in Canada for short periods of time with minimal regulations. Since launching in 2017, this program has received over 20,000 applications. The approval rate is as high as 93%.