Analysis

In Trump Era, Tech May Look To Canada As Recruitment Hub

Law360 (August 22, 2019, 9:25 PM EDT) -- Canada’s predictable, points-based immigration system is becoming more attractive to U.S. tech companies seeking to recruit foreign talent as employment-based visas become harder to obtain under the Trump administration.

High-skilled foreign workers now have even less of a guarantee they will be approved for employment-based visas due to the Trump administration’s increased scrutiny of their applications and the perpetually oversubscribed H-1B skilled worker visa lottery.

And as American tech companies, which overwhelmingly rely on these high-skilled workers, crave more stability, they are looking more and more favorably upon Canada’s clear-cut criteria for admission and perceived immigrant-friendly policies.

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