A program to attract tech workers from the US on opening day


An anonymous reader quoted from a CBC.ca report: It was a government program to attract highly skilled tech workers from the US. Closed for applications When he started the day after he started It hits the maximum number of applicants.. Last month, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced new work permits for H-1B visa holders in the US — part of a larger federal government strategy to poach foreign talent. The H-1B visa allows foreign nationals to work temporarily in the US in certain specialized occupations, including some in the technology sector. During the pandemic, tech companies were on a hiring spree, but they started laying off people in droves. That has left many H-1B visa holders scrambling to find new jobs before leaving the US.

Applications for work permits opened on Sunday. As of Monday, the program has reached capacity, with 10,000 applicants bidding for licenses. “This temporary policy will remain in place for 1 year or until we receive 10,000 applications (whichever comes first),” says the program’s website. The program is a response to significant job cuts in the US technology industry. Since last summer, hundreds of thousands of workers have been laid off from major companies such as Google, Microsoft and Amazon. Fraser said he has been monitoring the situation in the US and saw the program as an “opportunity” for Canada when he first introduced it.

Nick Schiavo, director of federal affairs for the Canadian Council of Innovators, said he wasn’t surprised that applications filled up so quickly. He said the government should now consider expanding the program to more applicants. “The more we can get from these highly qualified people who we know have work experience, the better the skills,” Schiavo said. “It’s been great to see this program develop, expand.”

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