H-1B: As immigration furor roils Silicon Valley, Canada smooths way for techies
For those who have been affected by the immigration issues in the US and are searching for a solution:
"We would go to Santa Cruz all the time,” recalled Rangnekar, 36, who lived in Saratoga. “I used to love to drive Highway 17. It was like a racetrack. We were one of the few families who would drive up to San Francisco every weekend.” Working at LinkedIn, he said, was “the best thing ever.”
But even though he had spent six years on an H-1B visa, a green card seemed no closer. And the H-1B locks employees to the company that obtained the visa. Rangnekar wanted both a sense of permanence in his life and flexibility in his career. The family moved to Toronto, where he now works for a tech startup and in his spare time runs the Mov North web forum for people interested in relocating to Canada.