More than 10,000 US citizens migrate and settle in Canada through the Express Entry immigration program. The figure makes the United States the second-highest source of Express Entry immigrants in The Great White North.
According to a 2019 Express Entry surveillance report, between 2017 and 2019, the number of express entry applicants who are US residents almost doubled, taking the percentage from 7% to 12%. Additionally, the report also indicated that 85% of the lot was compost of applicants who lived in the US temporarily.
At the beginning of the year, the US president, Donald Trump, issued a statement, halting entry into the US through the green card program of the H1-B visas issued to US immigrants who are skilled in specialty fields. According to the executive order, immigration activities could resume in the US at the end of the year.
Furthermore, the US government has also made drastic changes to its H1-B visa program. The new immigration policies are designed to make it difficult for anyone eligible for an H1-B visa to obtain the necessary travel documents. This move is to limit the available specialty industries to American residents. How? With the limited number of skilled foreigners coming into the US, employers pay significant ages and bonuses to foreign workers. Maintaining its position on H1-B-visa issuance, companies will be forced to look for suitable talents within the country.
The US immigration system is painted with uncertainty, and US residents have lost confidence in the current policies. No wonder many Americans are moving and settling in Canada.
Canada is a country built by immigrants. The entire Canadian population comprises different ethnic groups, and Canadians hold that truth with high regard. That said, it was natural for Canadians to also welcome foreigners.
Reasons for US-Canada Migration
Free, Non-Discriminative Healthcare – Canadians and permanent residents receive high-quality healthcare with affordable medical bills.
Improved Work-Life Balance – As per Gallup reports, a full-time worker in America spends 47 hours working while Canadians work for only 40 hours a week, leaving them with ample time to spend with family.