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More tech workers applying for Canada visa in the wake of stricter visa rules in the US

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With US tightening its visa rules, foreign technology workers are increasingly dumping their American Dream in favour of Canada. A major trigger for this trend is assumed to be the overhaul of the US H-1B visa by the Trump administration. On the contrary, Canada has been working for the past few years on simplifying and accelerating the application process for Canada visa, thus making the country attractive for global talents.
While it takes only two weeks for an eligible technology worker to obtain Canada work permit, one has to wait for months in the case of the US work visa. For Canada Permanent Residence visa as well, which is the equivalent of the US Green Card, it usually takes only six months for eligible candidates. At the same time, applicants will have to wait for months or even years, in some cases, to obtain the US Green Card. All these factors are prompting foreign skilled workers to turn their interest towards Canada.

The US government has recently increased the scrutiny for H-1B visas and is planning to ban the spouses of visa holders from working in the US. These changes have created a sense of uncertainty and anxiety among tech workers in the US. In contrast, Canada has been taking serious efforts to develop its technology hubs and attract more skilled workers to the country through lenient immigration policies. Many H-1B visa holders have already moved to Canada or have initiated the process for obtaining a Canada visa.
According to data from Canadian government, immigrants hold almost half of the science, technology, engineering and math degrees despite the fact that they make up only 20 per cent of the country’s total population. The Global Skills Strategy program of Canada is helping the country to attract international tech workers to the country.
Canada has on offer infinite opportunities for skilled tech workers. To explore your options to start a dashing tech career in Canada, contact us now!

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