4 Reasons to Move to Canada as US Election Results Flatter to Deceive on Immigration Reforms
The 2019 Express Entry Year-End Report threw up some interesting numbers about Express Entry applicants from the US.
- Every year, around 10,000 US citizens and permanent residents apply through Express Entry.
- Between 2017 and 2019, EE applications by US residents jumped by around 70 percent.
- Around 85 percent of all EE applications from the US are filed by non-citizens i.e. US
- green cardholders.
With the much-anticipated Democratic landslide failing to materialize, non-citizens may not find the US a significantly better place for them under President Biden as well. A stable, transparent, and predictable immigration system apart, read ahead for some more reasons why moving to Canada may be a very good idea.
- Canada 2021-23 Immigration Plan— Economic Immigration Top Priority for a Target of 1.3 Million Immigrants
- Immigrating to Canada—an Immigration Professional’s Advice on Choosing the Right Province
- Canada or the US? Combine Canada and US for a Powerful Skilled Worker Immigration Strategy!
Free Universal Healthcare
Despite being ranked among the richest and most developed nations of the world, citizens of the US lack access to affordable healthcare. With free and universal healthcare available to all, Canada certainly ranks above the US in this regard.
So, come to Canada and say goodbye to ridiculously high healthcare costs.
More Time for Fun
The average US worker works around 47 hours a week, which works out to just one day off a week. Canada, on the other hand, has its priorities right. 40 hours a week i.e. a five-day week ensure you have more time for yourself and your loved ones.
Considering that the world’s biggest companies are seeking to ramp up their presence in Canada, you can safely conclude that Canada’s system allows skilled workers to put in more work into the hours than the other way round.
Better Employment Privileges
From longer maternity leaves to paid statutory holidays, Canada offers a better employment setup to its workers. Compared to 12 weeks in the US, Canada offers anywhere between 35-60 weeks of paid maternity leave to its new mothers.
Further, you won’t be docked salary for statutory leaves like Canada Day, which is not a legal requirement for US employers. It may not seem like a big deal but these small things combined with a relaxed lifestyle and assured access to basic necessities like good healthcare can add up to a much happier life in Canada.
An Immigrant? Canada Wants You!
Canada’s aging population means the country needs more and more immigrants to keep its economy running. A system where skilled workers are actually wanted and welcomed may come as a surprise after your US experience but then Canada is ranked at the top of the list of countries that are most accepting of immigrants.
The proof is the country’s efficient and highly-effective immigration system. Express Entry is the application system for three federal and scores of provincial skilled worker programs. Further, each province has its own streams designed to attract talent it needs the most.
International graduates are welcome to use the Post Graduation Work Permit and stay on in Canada. Want to setup a startup after graduation? Check out the federal Startup Visa program, the various entrepreneur streams restricted for international graduates or even the Owner-Operator LMIA work permit.
Considering the numerous options at your disposal, consider working with an experienced immigration professional to ensure you choose the best program and province for your move to Canada.