Canada Is The Next Destination For Indian IT Employees; 60% Work Visas Given To Indians Under Fast Track
We all know that the H-1B visa has been suspended for the rest of the year 2020, and this has led to Indians possibly looking at Canada to shift base.
Apparently, a fast-tracking visa program that has confirmed the same, and revealed that there are a lot of tech workers who are planning to move to Canada.
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IT Professionals Looking At Canada As H-1B Visa Suspended For 2020
In 2017, a fast-track visa programme was launched by Canada which has revealed that that the number of tech workers looking at Canada has increased. According to Canada’s Global Skills Strategy (GSS) programme, the number of successful applicants has increased by five-fold within the first three years. Apparently, more than 23000 workers have approved under the top five tech categories.
All the data has been disclosed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
More than 2300 applications were approved from January to March 2020 for the same top five tech roles. This was before the shutdown imposed due to the coronavirus disease which resulted in all modes of transport being suspended which showed a large drop in immigration.
As per reports immigration lawyers are very much in favour of the program and describe it as transparent and consistent.
Indian Citizens Constitute Of 62.1% Successful Applicants For Canadian Visa
In the recent years, many of the US technology companies such as Amazon.com Inc alphabet Inc Facebook Inc and Netflix Inc have expanded their Canadian operations.
As per the IRCC, the majority of the approved applicants to the fast track visa program have been in computer programmers and interactive media developers. Next in line for information systems analysts and consultants.
As per the fast track visa program, Indian citizens made up for about 62.1% of successful applicants which was followed by Chinese citizens. Also about 1000 US citizens have had their applications approved. The GSS data only covers the period UPTU the March of 2020 which is just before the broader immigration in Canada observed a steep fall due to border closures.