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Trump Suspends the H1B Visa for the year 2020 - Is Canada the Right Alternate for aspirants

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 24, Jun 2020

visas default image The US President Donald Trump has extended the suspension of H1B and other key employment visas until the year-end. Trump has passed an order that will limit immigration to the US for the year 2020. This order is applicable from 24th June 2020 and expires by the end of this year, i.e. 31st December 2020. This will affect the applicants from India to a great deal, as Indians apply for this visa in most numbers compared to any other country.

US suspends H1B and other work visas

The suspension applies to H-1B, L, and other temporary work permits. Although, Trump administration is justifying its decision on the grounds of protecting the local workers, hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, however, the decision not welcomed by the Tech industry in the United States of America.

How H1B Suspension affects Indians?

India is likely to get affected the decision, as people from Indian origin get about 70 percent of the 85,000 H1B Visas issued every year. This prohibition applies only to the new work-related visas and not to the existing visa holders, who are presently residing in the USA. The visa holders outside the USA will not be able to return.
Also, read- How to apply for Canada immigration from India
The US Tech industry including Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, has criticized the decision saying Immigration has contributed immensely to America's economic success and this decision will slow down innovation and weaken the Tech industry in the country.

Is Canada the best alternative at this point?

Many experts and aspirants of US visas believe that Canada is going to be the key alternative to US immigration at present. The Canadian government on the contrary has firmly announced that they continue to invite immigrants as immigration is the key driver for Canada's economy and success.

In the recent Q&A session, Canada's Immigration Minister clarified that Canada is not going to stop immigration. He said that immigration has been the key factor in Canada's economic growth and development over the years and it will be a key driver in the years to come as well.

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has taken several steps in the recent past to ease the immigration program, process and rules to benefit the immigration applicants to the maple leaf country.

Canada is the best country in the world for Quality of life

Canada ranks as the best country in the world for Quality of life and second best for Citizenship, as per recent US News and World report best country survey. Canada invites over 300,000 people every year and this target keeps on increasing year on year.

Immigration to Canada Plan 2020-2022

The IRCC plans to invite more than one million permanent residents by 2022, as per Canada's multiyear immigration plan (2020-2022). Canada's proximity to the US and its status of emerging Silicon Valley attracting a huge number of overseas immigration aspirants to apply for a permanent residence visa in Canada. Applying and obtaining PR in Canada is easier compare to the US Green card.

Apply immigration to Canada this year

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.

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