International students and highly skilled foreign workers are responding to restrictive immigration policies in the United States by choosing Canada as their destination of choice. And U.S. companies are paying attention, and moving operations to Canada or near-shoring to Canada says the 2019 Immigration Trends Report by Envoy Global.
Canada has been using friendly immigration policies as one of its key tools to aggressively attract tech companies. In 2017, Toronto created more tech jobs than the Bay Area, Seattle and Washington, D.C. combined ... 65% of employers said they view Canada’s immigration policy to be more favorable than U.S. policy
- new international student enrollment at U.S. universities declined over 6% in the 2017/2018 academic year
- international students in Canada increased by 16% in 2018, after rising 20% in 2017
- 63% of employers in an Envoy study are increasing their presence in Canada, either by sending more workers there or by hiring foreign nationals there
- 65% of hiring professionals said Canada’s immigration policies are more favorable to U.S. employers than the U.S.
According to Vox Canada is becoming a tech hub:
U.S. companies are moving tech jobs to Canada rather than deal with Trump’s immigration policies.
Companies, immigrants and international students see Canada as an attractive alternative to the United States due to the many program and services the Canada government has put in place, according to a recent article in Forbes.
Do You Want to Move Your Workforce to Canada?
Recruiting and relocating international workers to Canada and takes time and planning. Immigration laws change, new programs are launched and eligibility criteria change based on economic needs. In the past few months changes in Canada immigration law have presented new challenges and opportunities for moving or working in Canada:
- Alberta Canada Welcomes International Immigration
- Canada Extends Atlantic Immigration Pilot To 2021
- In-Canada Family Class Spouse Work Permit Pilot Extended
- New Pilot Program for Visible Minority Women Immigrants
- Canada Post Graduation Work Permit Updates
- Technology Immigrants Drive Canada's Economic Growth
An experienced immigration lawyer can take proactive measures to protect your investment in a global workforce and smooth the way for your employees or company to address cross-border business challenges.
At Ackah Law,
- We provide experience in all areas of immigration law ranging from corporate immigration to personal and family immigration matters.
- We provide comprehensive immigration services to clients around the world representing corporations, institutions, not for profit organizations and individual clients.
- As your immigration lawyers and paralegals, we provide you with timely and strategic advice relating to the constantly changing immigration laws and regulations.
We help you smooth the way to new opportunities in Canada.