As the USA has announced some gloomy changes to the H-1B Visa processing, a vast number of US visa aspirants are considering planning immigration to Canada. The H-1B visa is a popular US work visa, through which, the US employers hire skilled worker from overseas. The popularity of this visa is evident from the fact that last year, 3 times more candidates than the annual quota, applied for this visa.
In view of huge demand for this H-1B Visa, the US immigration department selects the applicants for this visa through a lottery system. However, now the US administration has announced to suspend the fast processing of the H-1b visa.
Canada is all set to accept the international workers finding it difficult to move to US
The Canadian companies, especially, the IT sector is making all efforts to lure the international workers, who are finding it difficult to move to US after the recent immigration orders by the Trump administration. The Canadian government is also offering multiple pathways for such overseas skilled workers to immigrate to Canada.
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It all started when the US president Donald Trump imposed travel ban on the immigrants from seven Muslim countries. The Canadian immigration along with Prime Minister John Trudeau issued statements to provide temporary residence to all such immigrants’ workers affected by travel ban order issued by the US administration. And with the recent H-1B visa orders, Canada is expecting even more international workers in the country.
Gloomy Changes announced in H-1B Visa
As of now, the employers submitting application for the issuance of H-1B Visa for their overseas employees, can make the processing faster by paying $1,225 as additional charge for ‘Premium’ or faster processing of applications, i.e. within 15 days. In this case if the visa is not processed within the specified time, the fee will get refunded by the US immigration or department.
With no ‘Premium’ processing, the application may take 3-6 months for processing. However, vide new order, w.e.f. April 3, 2017, the ‘Premium’ faster H-1B visa processing option will be suspended for next 6 months by the US administration. Such change in H-1B Visa processing was expected in view of President Trump’s stand on this visa category. He has on many occasions criticized the essence of this visa, mentioning it as not good for the US workers.
Canada’s Immigration Policy is just opposite to the US
On the contrary, the Canadian government has really eased the immigration rules and system in Canada to facilitate the entry of overseas skilled workers and their families. It is in process to launch its Global Talent Stream, which will offer two weeks processing time for Canadian work permit. The government has already reduced the processing time for family reunification to 12 months from 24 months last year. Apart from this, they have announced many such steps to facilitate the entry of immigrants in the country.
Canada also needs skilled and talented immigrants from overseas for its fast growing industries, in view of ongoing skill shortage and ageing population. So, looking at the immigration scenario in both Canada and United State of America, the Canada is surely the top choice for immigration aspirants.
Finally, if you are one among such aspirants of immigration and overseas visa, you may get in touch with a reliable Canadian immigration Consultant to prepare your immigration documents and apply in the relevant Canada immigration program.