What to Know When Entering Canada with a H-1B Visa

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What to Know When Entering Canada with a H-1B Visa

The Trump administration has recently set certain restrictions on immigration for the rest of 2020. Unfortunately, these restrictions have also affected the H-1B visa, a visa used by US companies to bring in workers from around the world. This situation has prevented many people from entering the US to seek employment opportunities.

If you are holding a valid H-1B visa but is now restricted from entering the US, do not worry! Hope is not yet lost because Canada is still open to immigrants. This means that if you have this type of visa, you can consider Canada as a viable option to find the job you need. 

That said, you may be unsure as to how you can work in Canada with the H-1B visa. If that is the case, here is what you need to know. 

Moving into and working in Canada 

If you are in the US with an H-1B visa, you generally have two options if you have to move out: You can move to an area near the border to continue working or move permanently into Canada.

If you want to work in Canada, you will first need to acquire a Canadian work permit. To get one, you will need to apply for a program known as the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. You also have access to the Global Talent Stream, which you can qualify for when referred by a partner or if you are hired for your talent.  

Ways to work in Canada permanently 

Canada offers three general economic immigration programs to bring in talents from around the world. These programs are known as the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Trades, and the Federal Skilled Worker. These programs are under what is known as the Federal Express Entry System, a system that pools candidates’ profiles for employment opportunities across Canada. 

Once your profile is in the pool, you receive a score based on the information you have included, known as the CRS score. These scores are then reviewed, and the higher-score candidates will have much better chances of acquiring permanent residence status in the country. 

If you are currently working in the US, there is a good chance that you will already have an excellent CRS score. This means that you have a much better shot of getting picked for permanent residence status in Canada. 

Conclusion

While the US has closed its borders to immigrants in the meantime, Canada has done the opposite and opened theirs. With so many methods through which you can enter the country, you will not find yourself stuck as long as you have a valid H-1B visa in your possession.

With that said, if you are still having trouble getting into Canada to earn your permanent residence status, you can seek professional help to find a solution. Immigration consultants are available to assist you in your goals. By working with one, you can increase your chances of entering the country and finding the life you have long dreamed of.

If you are looking for professional help from a trusted firm, please contact us at info@brightimmigration.com or call 1-888-404-8472.

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