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Canada PR vs USA H1B visa. I am on H1B in USA with a good job and I have a Canada PR which I thought of using to get more stability in life but as I am running out of time on Canada PR it’s making me anxious if I should stay in the USA or move to Canada. Can someone share their experience if faced the similar issue?

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To the other commenters who say move for citizenship and after 3 years move back to the US on TN, it sounds much easier than implementing. First off, you need to complete 3 years of physical stay, so if you travelled outside the country in the preceding 3 years you need to add that amount before applying for citizenship. Secondly, the processing time is anywhere between 12 in best case to 24 months in worst case (18 months is the average). So when you move plan for a 5 year stay and hiatus from your US career/lifestyle. A lot of this will depend on your personal situation like age/spouse's career/kids/real estate investments etc. so this is not solution for everyone. Lastly, the TN visa has several restrictions and it's not as easy to get one for a Software Engineer (any level) role. Although, assuming you have the I140 approved beyond 6 months, moving back on H1-B is not a bad deal, cause Canadian passports don't need a stamp.

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I was in a similar situation 7 years ago. Was working on H1B and my employer had started the GC process. Also was running out of time on my PR and we had to make a decision on whether to move to Canada for a certain status or stick around on an H1B and wait years for a GC. Found a job while in the US and made the move. We love it here. The work-life balance is great, public schools are good, very diverse with many immigrants from everywhere. My American kids love it too. Things are more expensive and you pay more taxes, but the free health care and other benefits are worth it for us. We're now Canadian and so settled that we don't consider moving back to the US. We can visit whenever we want. Depends on what matters to you and depending on your field, the job market in Toronto is pretty good. Like others said, you could always move back after citizenship.

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Thank you for sharing your experience. I am exactly on the same boat right now and have to make a decision soon.

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Move to Canada, get citizenship, come back to US. That’s what I had thought I would do but I never even applied for pr

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Canadain working in the U.S Under a TN -Sci Tech and I have recently realized my opportunities are limited with regards to moving up in any corporation while on a TN due to the single intent nature, Highly suggest looking into H1 or L1 categories to prevent the same issue.

If you’re single and in your 20s, stay in the US. If you’re in your 40s with a family, you may find Canada a better option to settle down.

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In my case, I’m single and in my 20s but moved to Canada. Primarily because my company was dragging their feet about the greencard. So I went with what I felt was right for me.

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Find a job in Canada, spend 3 years in Canada, figure out if you want to move back to USA - if you do, use a TN visa that does not require petitions or visa stamping to work in the USA. I made the move to Canada with this idea, but I don't think we are moving back, wife is happy here, kids like it, pay sucks a little - but we don't really spend a lot and can coast to retirement. That said, we will move if we find an awesome opportunity in an awesome city.

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Made the move two years ago, agreed with above, once you stop comparing the salary between two counties, the life became much better

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I made the the move to Canada this year and happy about it. Wish I had moved sooner 😊

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Stay with H1B. Not worth starting from zero (network, relationship, friends)

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I’ve never lived or worked in Canada but if I had the choice, I would choose Canada over the US. I’ve been here since 18. Many many years on student visa and then on H1B got my green card through my American husband a few days ago but overall I really regret being in America. I’m Asian and too old to go back to Asia but if I can choose between Canada and US I would pick Canada anytime

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I was in the same position and I ended up moving to Canada, very very recently.

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One of my colleague is going through this process

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In the same boat .. on TN as Canadian citizen .. the h1b lottery scares me .. is it really 30 percent?

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Can you go L1, assuming you worked for Accenture Canada for a year?

Same position as OP. So confused lol

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Work considering moving me back to Canada then come back on an L1 straight to EB1

Also tn—> cos to H-1b after establishing relationship with Corp. —> I-140 process

Find a job near the US-Canada border. Get best of both worlds. Taxes are complicated. You’d also need a nexus.

Depends on your level too.

Apart from healthcare, what are the other superior benefits in Canada?

Better work culture my rear end. WLB and culture depends on project / team / company.

please who can help me. i want go to the Canada and work. please anybody can give me Canada work visa. my email :mdruhulamin0608@gmail.com .my phone number :+8801820948492

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