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Canada tech could get boost if U.S. rescinds work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders, says immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah

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Canada tech could get boost if U.S. rescinds work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders, says immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah

The United States' efforts to tighten immigration rules at all levels including H-1B visas for technical workers has increased Canada's attractiveness as a destination for tech firms and tech workers. With a recent presidential order to Buy American and Hire American, high legal fees, far more applicants than available spots and a process that takes months highly trained foreign workers are looking for alternatives other than the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security is proposing rules changes to eliminate work permits for spouses of some U.S. visa holders.

“Being able to bring a spouse or a partner and children is a huge advantage to making that very difficult decision to leave your home country and start over somewhere else,” explained Evelyn Ackah, founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law.

The U.S. H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows American companies to employ foreign workers in occupations that require expertise in specialized fields such as in science, engineering and information technology. An H4 visa is issued to dependent family members of H-1B visa holders.

Read the full article: Canadian tech could benefit if Trump ends work permits for visa holder spouses: experts


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