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Canada Accepts Applications from H-1B Visa Family Members for Open Work Permits

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May 21, 2024

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Ishita Soni

H-1 B visa holders can now apply for visa in Canada.

Canada presents a bright future for H-1B visa holders.

The Canadian government has announced a new work permit for H-1B visa holders, effective July 16th, 2023. If you’re currently holding an H-1B visa in the U.S., you might be eligible to work in Canada. Moreover, based on your qualifications, you could potentially become a permanent resident.

Furthermore, Canada has introduced a special work permit stream specifically for 10,000 U.S. H-1B visa holders. This initiative by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) brings optimism for H-1B visa holders, offering them enhanced security and superior long-term prospects in Canada compared to the United States.

Dependents of H-1B visa applicants

Relatives of those applying for H-1B visas can also apply to visit, work, or study in Canada. For open work permit applications, the deadline is September 27, 2024. There’s no deadline for visitor or student applications.

Requirements for Canada Open Work Permit for H-1B

  • Valid passport for more than 03 years
  • Valid H1B authorization documents/ Proof of H1b status
  • Digital photograph
  • Marriage & Birth certificate
  • Transcripts and degree certificates
  • Updated CV
  • US PCC and PCC, where the applicant has lived for more than six months in recent 10 years, are not required at the time of application.
  • Prepare 10 years of personal and address history without any gaps.
  • Family information like birth date, email IDs, and current address of parents, and siblings.

Canada's big offer for H-1B visa holders and families, Indians likely to benefit - India Today

Canada’s open work permit option for H-1B visa holders valid for three years

As of July 16, 2023, U.S.-based H-1B workers and their immediate family members can apply for Open Canadian work permits lasting up to 3 years. This opportunity allows them to pursue job opportunities with nearly any Canadian employer. With this permit, individuals gain the flexibility to work for various employers across Canada, providing them with ample opportunities to broaden their professional connections and acquire valuable international career exposure.

Benefits of 3-year Open Work Permit for H-1B’s 

  • Job opportunities: Unlimited job opportunities in Canada without needing a sponsor.
  • Family benefits: Your spouse can work full-time without any restrictions or sponsorship.
  • Free Education: Your children can enjoy FREE education.
  • Settle in Canada: This is your chance to take your career to the next level while offering your family an unforgettable experience of life in Canada.
  • Contribute to economic growth and prosperity.

How can SPS help you to immigrate to Canada as an H-1B?

  • If you’re interested in this exceptional opportunity, please reach out to us immediately. We will check your profile and evaluate if you are eligible
  • This is your chance to take your career to the next level while offering your family an unforgettable experience of life in Canada.
  • Even if you are not an H1B holder, send us your CV to check if you are eligible under the Category Based Selection Program for Canada.

Get in touch with SPS Canada

Receive professional advice on any of your questions regarding Canadian immigration. get in touch with us, experienced immigration consultants from SPS Canada. For additional information, contact support@spscanada.com (Canada) or support.amd@spscanada.com (Ahmedabad), or by phone at (1) 905-362-9393 (Canada) or +919586226232 (Ahmedabad).





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