Global Skills Strategy as a right path to Permanent Residency
According to the recent news, the regulations for H-1B visa holders in the United States are being tightened up by the Trump administration. Those tech professionals who are holding this type of visa are now considering moving to Canada under the Global Talent Stream as their best option. Nearly one-third of the H-1B visa holders moving to Canada are Indians.
The Global Skills Strategy Program was implemented in 2017 as a pilot project, and now it became permanent. According to a report called ‘Building a Nation of Innovators’ by the Canadian government, 40,833 jobs and 3,625 applications have been approved for high-skilled immigrants as of November 2018.
Canada is also attractive for highly-skilled professionals because of the great chance of potential citizenship in three years, whereas Indians have to wait as much as a decade for a green card in the US. “There is an increasing trend of tech talent movement to Canada as the immigration process is much more predictable there”, said Poorvi Chothani, managing partner, LawQuest.