An nameless reader quoted from a CBC.ca report: It was a authorities program to draw extremely expert tech staff from the US. Closed for functions When he began the day after he began It hits the utmost variety of candidates.. Final month, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser introduced new work permits for H-1B visa holders within the US — half of a bigger federal authorities technique to poach international expertise. The H-1B visa permits international nationals to work briefly within the US in sure specialised occupations, together with some within the expertise sector. In the course of the pandemic, tech firms had been on a hiring spree, however they began shedding individuals in droves. That has left many H-1B visa holders scrambling to seek out new jobs earlier than leaving the US.
Purposes for work permits opened on Sunday. As of Monday, this system has reached capability, with 10,000 candidates bidding for licenses. “This momentary coverage will stay in place for 1 12 months or till we obtain 10,000 functions (whichever comes first),” says this system’s web site. This system is a response to vital job cuts within the US expertise trade. Since final summer time, tons of of hundreds of staff have been laid off from main firms similar to Google, Microsoft and Amazon. Fraser mentioned he has been monitoring the scenario within the US and noticed this system as an “alternative” for Canada when he first launched it.
Nick Schiavo, director of federal affairs for the Canadian Council of Innovators, mentioned he wasn’t stunned that functions crammed up so shortly. He mentioned the federal government ought to now contemplate increasing this system to extra candidates. “The extra we are able to get from these extremely certified individuals who we all know have work expertise, the higher the abilities,” Schiavo mentioned. “It has been nice to see this program develop, broaden.”