Canada Attracting More US Workers

Historically, more Canadians have flocked to the United States for jobs. But according to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, in 2010 there was a record high of Americans applying for temporary work visas.

According to this article in the Globe and Mail, the current 14 million Americans who are unemployed would equal about 40 per cent of the population of Canada – while many employers in Canada are complaining that they do not have enough workers.

In addition, more opportunities in Canada have made Canada a haven for United States businesses. One business founder was quoted in the article as saying, “it looks like we will become a Canadian company – we have access to a bunch more opportunities. And it’s really nice here and we’ve had a great experience thus far,” he said, after mentioning that a program in Vancouver helped him start his business with better ideas and more money.


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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

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