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Canadian work permit for US H-1B visa holders.

Are you temporarily in the United States on an H-1B nonimmigrant visa and want to start your path to permanent residence in Canada?

New York, USA
Acquire residence in Canada from the United States.

What is the United States H-1B visa?

The H-1B is a temporary (nonimmigrant) visa category that allows US employers to hire highly-skilled foreign professionals to work in "specialty occupations." To be eligible, you must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent in STEM professions (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This visa is generally three years and can be extended for six years.

How can the H-1B visa from the United States help me to go to Canada?

The Canadian Immigration Minister, amid the measures announced during June 2023, made public that as of July 16, Canada offers an alternative for H-1B visa holders from the United States, consisting of an open work permit without needing a previous job offer in Canada.

Work permit for Canada
Spouses of the main applicant and children will be able to come to Canada

Is this a permanent policy?

For now, it is temporary or until the government receives 10,000 applications.

What are the requirements to apply?

  1. Having a passport valid for at least three years would be best.

  2. Have a valid H-1B visa (specialty occupation visa), or form I-797/I797B Notice of Action as proof that the visa was approved.

  3. Currently living in the United States.

  4. Medical exams (for people with occupations in health, education, child care, the elderly, and agricultural workers who have visited certain countries).

  5. Resume.

  6. Previous employment references.

  7. Diplomas of Ph.D., Máster, Bachelor, Degrees, etc.

  8. Marriage certificates, birth certificates in cases of coming with your family.

  9. Complete the immigration forms and pay the government's fees.

Family ready to come to Canada
Your minor children will be able to study in Canada

Are you ready to start your path to permanent residence in Canada?

Remember that this work permit is temporary. But, with the work experience obtained in Canada, you may be eligible for some of the permanent residence options, such as Express Entry Canadian Experience and Provincial Nominations for work experience, among others.

Do you want to start your process for Canada?

Book your advice at the following link: Asesorías |

Now you can also say: I'm going to Canada!

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