Since the Trump administration has tightened up the regulations for H-1B visa, tech professionals who are holding this type of visa are now considering moving to Canada. One of the most attractive ways for them is the program called Global Skills Strategy. The Canadian government has implemented this pilot program in 2017, which has become permanent to welcome 310,000 new permanent residents in 2018 and 330,000 in 2019.
According to a report called ‘Building a Nation of Innovators’ by the Canadian government, 40,833 jobs and 3,625 applications have been approved for high-skilled immigrants as of November 2018.
StackRaft, a startup that facilitate borderless technology sector recruitment in the US and in Canada, said software professionals are opting for Canada due to liberalized visa regime. Typically, a professional with an H-1B visa would have got an extension for another three years in the US, but new regulations increased scrutiny of these visa holders and new visa applications.
Uncertainty over the H-1B visa extension has been the primary reason some companies have set up offices in Canada and moved people with complex skills such as data analytics. Technology services companies such as TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant and US arms of Tech Mahindra and HCL accounted for nearly two thirds of the 13,177 rejection of H-1B extensions for the top 30 companies, a report said. Learn more about the Global Talent Stream.
Many people from different parts of the world are looking for an opportunity to work abroad and make some money. The popularity of Canada, in this case, is not an exception. Lots and lots of foreigners are constantly seeking work opportunity in Canada, but in the end, they face two main difficulties: language barrier and Canadian visa regulations. Unfortunately, they are pretty strict for foreign workers: you can apply for a work visa only if you already have a Canadian employer willing to hire you and providing you with a job offer! Sounds impossible, especially if you are still overseas and your level of English is quite questionable.
However, if you do succeed in finding a job in Canada, and you get a job offer, and you come to Canada with your Temporary Work Visa, do you know your path? You can make some money and go back to your country, or you can consider applying for Permanent Residency. Of course, for applying for PR in Canada, you will have to meet certain criteria. If you do, then welcome aboard – we will show you the path, we will guide you through the whole process and help you to reach the ultimate goal of becoming a Canadian passport holder!
Canadian passports remain one of the most powerful passports in the world. Only a few months ago Canadian passport was on the 5th place on the rank. Now it moved up to the 3rd place. The ranking system is based on the ability of citizens being able to travel visa-free to other countries. The more countries that the traveller can visit without visa issuing, the more powerful the passport becomes.
The recent study shows that highly skilled professionals from India are looking for jobs in Canada more than in the USA. The most job searches include tech jobs and IT occupations, such as data scientist, data analyst, business analyst, software developer, software engineer, Java developer, web developer. That means that the Canadian tech industry is actually “booming” these days.
According to the Indeed statistics, in the time frame between August 2016 and July 2018, the popularity of jobs in Canada and jobs in the United States changed. The number of Indian professionals interested in Canadian employment increased from 6% to 13%. However, the interest in the U.S. job opportunities dramatically decreased from 60% to 50%.
So why is this happening? There are a few reasons which the recent study has proposed. From the American side, the main downfall of their employment strategy is the uncertainty about the H-1B visa program, which had been tightened by Trump’s administration. The tendency is quite questionable, especially considering the current Canadian Global Skills Strategy. The popular Global Talent Stream is one of the most popular ways for getting a temporary work visa for skilled workers in the tech sphere, who is eligible for this program.
See if you are eligible for this program, ask your questions and bring your skills to Canada!
According to the latest survey (by The Business Development Bank of Canada) there is a labour shortage phenomenon in the province of British Columbia. 45% of small and medium-size businesses in BC are having difficulties hiring new specialists. Comparing to that number, the national average – throughout all Canada – is just 39%. Now, logic question comes up – why this phenomenon takes place specifically in British Columbia? Is it possible to find a job in Canada if you are a foreign worker and save Canadian market from the labour shortage?
To answer the first question, basing on The Business Development Bank of Canada survey, there are two main factors that impact the employment market in Canada. First – the growing ageing population, and second – the high cost of living in British Columbia, specifically in Vancouver. However, we should note here, that even though the issue seems to be more obvious in BC, it still takes place in every province of Canada.
Surprisingly, one of the strategies to fix the situation in Canadian labour market was offered by the BDC, which is to make Canadian businesses more attractive for immigrants. And we believe that this option makes sense, since foreign workers can actually impact the Canadian economy in a good way. We also realize that it might be quite challenging to find a job in Canada if you are still overseas. However, we are ready to help on that issue, and we do believe that nothing can stop those who are truly loyal to their goals and ready to follow their dreams regardless the challenges.
One might think that in order to get a job in Canada they need to possess a specific skill set to fit in a certain category or have hundreds of years of professional experience while being 25 years old. In fact, in order to impress an employer and get a job offer, certain personality features might come way before professional experience.
What Canadian employers are looking for...
First of all, you need to understand the difference between JobBank, Job Match and JobMatch-Canada.com.
JobBank is a system created by the Government of Canada for Canadian companies to publish their job postings and for potential employees to place their requests. If you are a foreign temporary worker, you still can register in JobBank. However, you need to be ready that your chances to be contacted by an employer might be quite low due to the high criteria of certain aspects, such as your level of education, language, work experience etc.
You can still try your chances by registering on JobBank and using the tool called “Job Match”. This tool is technically created for matching Canadian companies and workers.
Now: the most interesting part for temporary foreign workers, who are trying to find from their home country or during their temporary staying in Canada. JobMatch-Canada.com is here for you to guide you through the whole entire employment process or certain parts of it. You can learn how to get a job offer, pick the best province to apply basing on labour regulations, and get a video guidance about how to find your NOC and wages throughout Canadian provinces. For those candidates, who are ready to start the employment process and considering getting their work permit, our “Ultimate Employment” package includes all the services and processes you need to go through before you apply for a job in Canada.