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British Columbia’s Tech Visa Program Promises Speedy Canadian Permanent Residence – A Discussion With RCIC Jenny Perez

In an effort to boost its economy, Canada is significantly increasing its annual immigration targets. So, if you’ve been considering making the move to Canada, now is a perfect time! Canada’s goal is to admit more than 1.2 million new permanent residents between now and...

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3 Best Immigration Paths to Canada In 2021: Global Talent Stream, Intra-Company Transfer and Provincial Nominee Program

At a high level, Canada offers three main immigration pathways — economic, family-sponsored, and refugee — but Canada’s economic immigration process welcomes the largest number of immigrants to Canada with about 6 in 10 immigrants entering Canada on the basis of their positive economic impact....

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The Provincial Nominee Program: Everything You Need to Know About PNPs

Is immigrating to Canada on your radar? Now is the time to make your move! Canada recently announced it’ll boost its immigration targets in an effort to bolster the economy after taking a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada’s goal is to admit upwards of...

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H-1B Falls Short, Canada’s Global Skills Strategy is a Smart Alternative

The H-1B visa system plays a significant — and complex — role in America’s workforce and economy. As the largest guest worker visa program in the US, it is the primary source of high-skilled labor for many specialized jobs. Tech, healthcare, science, finance, and more...

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Despite High Unemployment In Canada Due To COVID-19, Tech Companies Still Have Trouble Hiring. Here’s Why.

There are more than 6 million highly skilled workers in the U.S. and Canada that comprise the tech industry. In Canada, this sector has been booming for years. Indeed, Toronto saw the biggest growth in technology jobs of any North American city over the past...

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Stuck in Paradise: Unemployed H-1B Worker But You Can’t Go Home? Consider Canada.

The American Dream is a beacon of hope to many around the world – come to America and, through hard work and determination, you can rise above your circumstances and achieve status, wealth, and prosperity. For many migrant workers, however, the novel coronavirus has taken...

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DON’T STOP YOUR PLAN TO MOVE TO CANADA – INSTEAD, CHANGE YOUR STRATEGY. HERE’S HOW

Moving to a new country for a new job takes time – researching, applying, waiting for your application to be processed, and then making the physical move. And when the economy is moving quickly, it may feel like an overwhelming process – like there’s not...

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The US Cities With The Most H-1B Visa Workers Are Not The Ones You’d Expect. Come To Canada Instead.

Every year the H-1B visa attracts some of the world’s most talented engineers, computer programmers, data scientists and other tech professionals to the US. While a majority of H-1B hopefuls are from India and China, there are in fact individuals vying for the coveted work...

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Need a Plan B after the H-1B lottery in April? Come to Canada

The H-1B visa, which allows US employers to bring high-skilled workers, particularly in the tech sector, has gone from being a sought-after visa to one that evokes confusion and uncertainty. Since Donald Trump became the president of the US in 2017, his administration has waged...

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Canadian vs. US Opportunities For Foreign Tech Professionals – Which One Wins?

Software developers, hardware engineers, data scientists and many other tech-related professionals have always sought after opportunities in the US, particularly in cities like San Francisco and New York. But if you’re a foreign-born technology professional, it’s more difficult than ever to get a job in...

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Canada’s Tech Sector Is Booming – Are You Ready to Move?

Every year, CBRE, a US-based real estate services and investment firm, puts out various research and reports, one of which ranks the top tech talent markets in North America.

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Canadian Permanent Residency – What Are The Options?

Moving to a new country for work can be incredibly exciting, but raise a lot of questions. Will my work visa be renewed? Will I stay with my sponsoring employer? Will I settle comfortably in my new home? Will my family be happy there?

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What is Global Skills Strategy?

On June 12, 2017, the Canadian government launched a new program to encourage foreign investment in Canada, incentivize companies to open offices in Canada, and attract top foreign talent. That program was the Global Skills Strategy (GSS).

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4 Reasons To Build Your Tech Career In Canada Instead Of The US

Today, more than ever before, global tech talent is flocking to Canada to start and build their tech careers. Why, might you ask? Isn’t Silicon Valley, the proverbial tech “mecca” just south of the Canadian border in California?

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