H-1B: As immigration furor roils Silicon Valley, Canada smooths way for techies

New / Eng RhpJ71
Oct 8, 2018 14 Comments

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.



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TOP 14 Comments
  • Proofpoint / Eng foodturckj
    We will keep bleeding talent. It's okay as long aa we have the supply side covered. This churn also means that we won't have as much demand for the housing market if immigrants, especially high paid ones, can't feel the permanence.
    Expect locals to buy homes but don't expect the market to consistently rise in value.
    Oct 8, 2018 3
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
      I’m fine with that.
      Oct 8, 2018
    • @atinlay sure everything is about you :D
      Oct 8, 2018
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
      He said “we”
      Oct 9, 2018
  • Wells Fargo techgeeksf
    All H1Bs go to Canada pleazzzze
    Oct 8, 2018 1
    • Apple / Eng Schneider
      Along with the jobs
      Oct 8, 2018
  • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
    Bye Felicia
    Oct 8, 2018 2
    • Citibank / Eng TQtT37
      Bye krisha! Indian version @atinlay
      Oct 8, 2018
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
      Oct 8, 2018
  • Starbucks qJxA27
    Isn’t the pay like 30% of what it is in SF?
    Oct 8, 2018 0
  • Cisco bo4at
    Great. Take the jobs with you please. Not only will car, coal, airline industries move out, soon tech will move out too.

    Thanks trump
    Oct 9, 2018 1
    • New / Eng

      New Eng

      Yahoo, TiVo
      Once all those industries are gone America will finally be Great Again™️!!
      Oct 9, 2018
  • Citibank / Eng TQtT37
    Peace out!!!
    Oct 8, 2018 0
  • New Egypt80
    So America has a tech scene because h1-b?
    Oct 11, 2018 0


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