More Americans looking for work permits in Canada

Number of US workers applying for work visas in Canada doubles

According to this article in the Vancouver Sun, the number of workers from the United States who are looking for jobs in Canada has doubled since 2008.

The unemployment rate in Canada is currently 7.3 per cent, which is lower than the unemployment rate of 9.1 per cent in the United States. In 2008, 2,115 Americans applied for work visas in Canada according to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, with almost twice as many (4,109) applying in 2010.

The second-largest nationality of temporary foreign workers in Canada is American, and over 30,000 Americans have permanent residence cards in Canada.

There are some difficulties for American workers who are applying for work visas in Canada, such as needing an offer of employment and the employers having to prove that there are not any Canadians available to do the jobs.

If you are looking to apply for a work visa in Canada, contact a licensed immigration lawyer to set yourself up for the best chances of success.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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