As per the recent reports U.S. President Donald Trump is in process of changing the rules for H-1B visa extension program. Considering his policy of creating more jobs for American workers, new rules will never be in the favour of foreign workers currently working in the U.S. Now they are seeking for the alternatives to H-1B visa. Canada is the only hope for majority of H-1B applicants.
Canada is a diverse country with plenty of job opportunities, quality education, excellent healthcare facilities and healthy social environment. H-1B applicants in the U.S. will be the ideal candidates for Canadian Express Entry Program. Express Entry Program launched in January 2015 is a point based immigration system that allows skilled workers from all over the globe to immigrate to Canada as a Permanent Resident. It doesn't require any job offer or employer sponsorship, although those having one will get additional benefits.
There are different categories through which the immigrants can apply such as:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
Candidates need to have a minimum one year of full time work experience to qualify for FSWP.
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
Candidates who seek permanent residency under the Federal Skilled Trades Program selected on the qualified skilled trade criteria. They should plan to live outside the Province of Quebec, because it has its own rules for this program.
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
There are many requirements under Canadian Experience Class that should be fulfilled such as 12 months of full time work experience in Canada.
- Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Candidates need to have the required skills, education and work experience to meet the requirements and get eligible for PNP.
Points are calculated on the basis of following factors:
- Work Experience
- English Language Profeciency