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Canada Attracting More Technology Firms As U.S. Becomes Less Attractive Work Destinations

Canada is attracting more and more skilled technology foreign workers since the Trump Administration tightened U.S. immigration rules and made it harder for skilled and talented technology foreign workers and their potential employers from acquiring H-1B visas. Making the U.S. a less attractive option for skilled foreign workers who prefer job security and immigration policy stability.

The USCIS recently provided data that less H1-B applications were approved this November compared to November of last year. More than half applications were hit with “Requests for Evidence” – making it even more difficult to acquire or renew H1-B visas. In addition, securing a work permit from the USCIS costs thousands of dollars and usually takes months and months, whereas it only takes 2 weeks to secure a work permit in Canada.

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