Good news for H-1B visa holders, Canada starts new open work permit stream beneficial for Indians

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Canada has announced a new ‘open work-permit stream’ to allow 10,000 H-1B visa holders from the US to immigrate to work in the country. The move could benefit thousands of Indian tech professionals. Canada is playing a leading role in several emerging technologies. He hopes that his program will attract professionals affected by mass layoffs by American companies.

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The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to hire foreign workers in occupations with technical expertise. IT companies depend on it every year to recruit thousands of employees from countries like India and China. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Sean Fraser said on Tuesday that the Canadian government will create an “open work-permit stream” by July 16 under which 10,000 American H-1B visa holders can work in Canada.

The family of the employees will also get benefit

The ministry said in a news release that the program will also allow family members of employees to study or work. According to CBC News, Fraser said by the end of this year the government will develop an immigration stream for some of the world’s most talented people to come to Canada to work at tech companies. However, the minister did not clarify what would be the eligibility criteria or how many people would be allowed to enter the stream.

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