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A lot of you have been talking about visa issues around H1B.. I’m a Canadian citizen planning to do an MBA in USA. Would those same issues also apply to me? I have no idea about current visa processes

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The green card quota is based on country of birth and not citizenship. Optionally, you can use the country of birth of your spouse. You are also eligible to use another country quota based on your parent’s citizenship. As such, it doesn’t matter if you are a Canadian citizen, you will still be counted under Indian quota because of your country of birth.

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never knew that criteria. thanks

H1b really is down to 1) Your employer proving that you have work 2) you are the right person for the job 3) you are paid adequate Canadian, Egyptian, Korean doesn't matter. Now there will be an army of ppl attacking me for this post. but it really is that. Just like any enterprise, there are problems. Some good candidates who tick all boxes do get rejected. Note that you are only seeing a fraction of issues on forums / boards etc. There are a ton of ppl out there who get approved and just dont talk abt it. in your case. just get your admission , show up, give your best. I mean that's what any of us should do :) Good luck.

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Ah I see. That’s helpful, thanks!

Where were you born? If not India, then you are good.

Ugh didn’t know that. That sucks 🙄

The US has a good way of knocking people down especially with the way Canada hands out citizenships, like candy.

Canada is a nation open for everyone. US is pretty open to Canadians and they dont really need h1bs for a lot of professions. Lot of Canadians dont even need GCs

Canadians have the TN visa tho. So even if u dont fet H1B, you can work in consulting for 3 yrs. That gives 3 shots at H1B

U can extend TN for another 3. Its not indefinite tho. After some point, u gotta go h1b route

Thanks for the responses everyone. One thing to note is that I don’t necessarily want US PR or citizenship. Happy to keep my Canadian citizenship, just want to work in the USA. Would that change anything?

AC2, what do you mean by 6 years for TN visa?

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