Indian techies now prefer Canada even if they have an option to remain in the US. This is due to the tough rules and ambiguity over the extension of H-1B Visas.
Canada is now emerging as the chosen destination of IT professionals due to its Global Skills Strategy program. It was launched in 2017 to attract highly skilled talents, especially in the IT sector. Moreover, the nation now has a target of 3.3 lakh PR Visa holders for 2019.
Diverging from the US, Canada has identified itself as a nation that is immigration-friendly. The GSS is much faster and simpler than the H-1B Visa. It processes Canada Work Visas in just 14 days, as quoted by the Telangana Today.
The Express Entry system in Canada offers a transparent pathway to Permanent Residence and has a processing time of just 6 months. The immigration policies of the nation focus on attracting skilled immigrants including IT and tech professionals. It is poised to achieve the target of 1 million immigrants for 2018-2021.
Canada offered 86,022 ITAs for PR Visa to skilled workers in 2017 and 36, 310 out of them were offered to Indians. The figures increased to 41,000 in 2018.
The GSS norms are comparable to that of the H-1B program in the US. It is designed for skilled professionals with a specialized and unique talent. Employers in Canada are required to prove the absence of such workers in the nation. They must also pay existing or higher wages to the overseas worker.
It becomes easier for the overseas worker to apply for PR Visa through Express Entry while working in Canada. There are however some differences too when compares with the H-1B. The validity of Work Visa under the Global Talent Stream is just 2 years and cannot be extended. The employer also commits to transfer skills from the overseas worker to Canadian workers additionally.
Canada has become the chosen destination chiefly because it has become tough for the Indians to work on an H-1B Visa in the US. Nevertheless, Canada has to enhance its standards on diverse parameters in comparison with the US. This ranges from the average salaries for techies to the size of the tech industry.
Additionally, Indians have a noteworthy presence in the US today. On the other hand, the Indian community is much smaller in Canada at present
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