H1B visa in USA vs Canadian Immigration: With the rise in rejection of H1B applications, more and more professionals are finding Canadian Immigration an easy way to reach first world countries.
Rejection rate increases, especially after Donald Trump, took over the administration. President gave special instructions to the immigration department to scrutinize all the applications properly before issuing work permits especially H1B visas.
Qualifying for H1B visa does not mean you will get it for sure, but one thing is sure, you are very well positioned to apply for permanent residency of Canada and the good news is, your chances are really high as compared to USA work permit.
Professionals are appreciating the Immigration system developed by the Canadian government. The uncertainty of getting H1B as compared to transparent and well-designed point system by Canada is turning technical workforce to Canada.
Another issue is, even if you have a work permit, there is no surety that you will get a green card, which is the permanent residency of America.
People have been waiting for years now and their problem is they are used to live in this western culture and can’t think of moving back to their native countries.
More than 100k applicants apply for H1B visa every year and around 85k actually get it. This is one of the best ways for big giants like Google and Microsoft to hire high tech talent from around the world.
For professional it offers a pathway to the permanent residency of the USA. So it’s like a win-win situation for both companies and professionals, but in the recent year’s politics is playing its part, with more and more outsiders occupying jobs, American feel they are being deprived of opportunities. Hence the approval rate has declined by 10% as per the recent news.
In the year 2015, the approval rate was around 83.29%. It reduces to 78.9% in the year 2016, followed by 73.6% in the year 2017. As per the latest information available on the internet average approval reduces 62.3% per cent only. This reducing per cent is forcing skilled experienced professionals to turn towards Canada. People have started finding jobs in Canada from their native countries, in order to avoid any hassles of finding a job after landing in Canada.
Canada is offering tailored solutions for highly qualified experienced professionals.
Express Entry System:
Express Entry System was introduced in the year 2015. It is a point based system, in which points are awarded on many factors. Mainly qualification, work experience and English proficiency help you gain maximum points, apart from other factors like age etc.
The good thing about Express Entry System is you don’t need any job letter from Canadian employee. You are awarded points and positioned along with other qualified people based on CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System). Invitation rounds are conducted from time to time and candidates are invited to apply based on their rank in CRS.
Interestingly citizens of America are getting 2% of invitations but Indian’s lead the world by getting 42% of the total invitations. So if you are Indian, think about Canadian PR before you apply for H1B visa.
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)
This program again does not ask for any kind of job offer. There are more than 80 provincial Immigration streams. Few are listed below:
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)
Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)
Temporary Work Permits: If you are looking for a work permit in Canada, you may get it within two weeks of applying under Global Talent Stream program. This program is part of Canada’s strategy to bring in highly skilled workers to help to develop innovative companies in Canada. There are two categories in this program :
- Category A
- Category B
A pilot program was launched by the Canadian government in the year 2017, which allows local companies can obtain work permits in a shorter period of time like in just 10 days.
So in the end, this article is very helpful in understanding H1B visa in USA vs Canadian Immigration and I think all the skilled professional looking for H1B visa should consider Canadian PR as well.