The United States is losing its much sought-after skilled Indian immigrants who are increasingly getting attracted towards Canada given the outdated H-1B Visa policy. Indian talent is moving towards Canada in large numbers given the national attitude towards immigration in the US.
What Is the Main Reason Why Indians Are Choosing Canada Over the US for Immigration?
The main reason why so many talented Indians chose to move and work in Canada over the US is because of the per-country quota limit on employment-based visa programs. The US has set the limit on the number of immigrants that will be invited from different countries, annually. Due to this, countries with high levels of immigration to the US end up facing a backlog of immigration applications due to high demand.
Stuart Anderson, executive director of National Foundation for American Policy made this point to urge Congress to take action. Without Congressional action, the backlog of applications for Indians in all three employment-based visa categories would increase from an estimated 9,15,497 applications to a considerable 21,95,795 applications by 2030.
This means by the next decade, there will be more than 2 million people waiting for an employment-based visa in the US for years or even decades. This is the main reason why so many highly skilled foreign workers are choosing to immigrate to Canada over the US.
Given the level of difficulty in obtaining a US Visa, many immigrants find Canada’s easy-to-understand immigration system as a more beneficial option.