The rapid growth of the technology sector in Canada has resulted in both Toronto and Vancouver competing for ‘Silicon Valley of the North’ title. The IT, Science, and services sector in Canada is the fifth largest sector generating jobs in the nation having more than 1.3 million employees in Canada.
As the US administration led by Donald Trump is making it tougher for the overseas immigrants to avail the H-1B visas, skilled overseas workers would now look forward to immigrating to Canada to have a flourishing career in an innovative ambiance. Moreover, a large number of IT firms in the US are also reported to looking out for satellite offices in Canada for their operations as the visa policies of the US are becoming unfriendly towards immigration, quotes CIC News.
The objective of the tough visa policies appears to be making sure that H1-B visas are accessible to only highly skilled immigrants, said the President of Opticca Ivan Cardona. This implies that immigrants have two options, one is either to develop highly demanded expertise in IT or to become experts in particular solutions that have a lower penetration of the markets in the US, added Cardona.
Additionally, they can also become senior level resources in their verticals or domains and this would require investments of long term in nature and is hard to be achieved, explained Cardona.
The modifications that are being made effective to the visa regime in the US will be of many advantages to the IT firms in Canada, explained Ivan. IT firms in Canada that are highly specialized and those with large practices in consulting will be benefitted as they will be in a position to offer a combination of both off-site and on-site resources.
It is not just the IT firms that will be benefited by the friendlier immigration policies of Canada. The Government of Canada had announced in its budget policies that it aims to attract highly skilled immigrants to the nation as well as create more jobs in Canada.
One of the greatest benefits of overseas workers in Canada is the chance to upgrade to the permanent residency in the nation. Immigrants who are inclined to work in the US as well as those who are already working in the US but do not see any future for them now there are those who possess proficiency in English language and are usually well educated. Diverse permanent residency programs in Canada reward these factors. This includes the Express entry’s federal economic immigration programs.
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