H1B Visa Ban and the Opportunities in Canada

U.S. President Obama signed $787 billion bailout package with the provision to restrict H1B workers in companies that receive federal assistance.

The measure, as finally approved by the Congress, would require the bailed-out banks to hire only Americans for two years unless they could prove they were not replacing laid-off Americans with guest workers, according to Bernie Sanders one of its sponsors.

However, the bar affects only firms receiving bailout funds hiring new workers to replace laid off US citizens. The ban does not affect existing workers. It also doesn’t restrict the bailed out companies to outsource the work to companies like TCS, Infosys that hire H1B workers.

Government of Alberta, Canada uses this opportunity to invite H1B professional to migrate to Canada. Alberta recently introduced Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program to grant Canadian Permanent Residency to qualified candidates. To qualify for this program, you should meet the following criteria.

1. You must be currently working in the United States in one of the following temporary skilled worker visa categories: H-1B, H1-B1, H-1C, E-3

2. You must have a minimum of one year of work experience in the United States in one of the qualifying visa categories listed above.

3. Your current occupation must be on the AINP Occupations Under Pressure List

Like the popular saying goes, when one door is closed another door opens!

Related Link: Alberta’s Official Immigration Website

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