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New U.S. Visa Policy Makes It More Difficult for Foreign Tech Workers to Get Approved

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in How To Move To Canada, Tech Immigration and U.S. Immigration

New U.S. Visa Policy Makes It More Difficult for Foreign Tech Workers to Get Approved

A new U.S. policy that goes into effect September 11, 2018, will make it much more difficult for foreign tech workers to be approved for a U.S. Work Visa. According to Bloomberg,

agents will be able to deny applications deemed incomplete or containing errors, without first asking applicants to address the flaw or warning them of an intent to refuse their submission. Recently the agency also widened the range of cases for which it could begin the process of removing foreign nationals to include those whose immigration benefits, such as work status, have been denied.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services received 105,000 more H-1B applications than it can grant, reports the National Foundation for American Policy. In addition, the United States Department of Homeland Security is proposing rules changes to eliminate work permits for spouses of some U.S. visa holders.

Canada Wants Tech Immigrants

Canada is actively recruiting skilled and educated immigrants to help build the Canadian economy and create jobs, and has created many programs to attract tech immigrants to Canada.

Canada wants tech immigrants to help build a stronger economy and create jobs for Canadians. Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah says Canada is a highly desirable destination for high-tech immigrants:

I work with skilled immigrants who want to move to Canada to work or build their business and help build a stronger Canada. Our quality of life and values in Canada are very appealing to skilled immigrants and entrepreneurs who want to move to Canada. Our cost of living, education system and healthcare are competitive or better than those in the U.S.

Canada Tech Immigration and How H-1B Visa Holders Can Move to Canada:


Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

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I reached out to Ackah | Business Immigration Law when our company needed assistance for our business visa needs. The whole team is effective and efficient, the communication I received was extremely helpful in ensuring we had the right information for our employees travelling outside of Canada.

Evelyn Ackah walked me through the full process to ensure we were successful in our cross-border needs and her team was open and resourceful for all questions that arose. I received documents which outlined the information required to build our visa documentation. Once all documentation was gathered Evelyn and her team engaged with my team to ensure those who were travelling were fully prepared; in addition, Ackah Business Immigration Law also ensured a member of their team was on call for dates of travel, this assisted in my team knowing they had someone to turn to if needed during the procedure.

I would recommend Ackah Law to all businesses for their immigration needs and will continue to reach out when needed.

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