How many wants to move to Canada ?

Salesforce / Eng beni-
Jul 16, 2018 16 Comments

With the H1B visa getting hostile every day under Trump rule, I am planning to move to Canada and a lot of other people too, can you please answer this poll. I want to know how many of us has been thinking this way.

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  • Visa / Eng D.Va
    Going to Canada. Constant periodic H1B anxiety gets old after a while. I think the freedom of being like a citizen is really worth a lot, at least to me. India is fine and growing but I find myself not aligned with the mainstream values, politics and things of that nature. Would prefer to raise future child in a ‘Western’ country over India and my wife is also not comfortable moving to India.
    Jul 16, 2018 4
    • Salesforce / Eng beni-
      OP
      How aggressively are you planning a move ? Have you already applied for a PR ?
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Visa / Eng D.Va
      Got the PR. Now starting job hunt and strategizing actual move.
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng RandOh
      What happens once you get a PR? Do you need to move there within a certain amount of time?
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Visa / Eng D.Va
      You need to do some initial ‘landing’ once within a year from when you took your medical test. I think it’s a 2 week process. Then you need to be in Canada 2/5 years to be eligible for extension. Please cross verify these figures as they are from my memory and might be a bit off
      Jul 16, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng VlCX25
    Lol I’m American and I’m interested in becoming an expat. Healthcare can bankrupt people in this nation of freedom, among other things 🙄
    Jul 16, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng
      Juggler

      Microsoft Eng

      PRE
      Symantec
      Jugglermore
      Plus legal weed nationwide...
      Jul 16, 2018
  • Stitch Fix Lwx
    High tax and less pay than Silicon Valley. Nope. The Healthcare argument is moot if you are in tech.
    Jul 16, 2018 3
    • Cruise Automation / Eng flotus
      I am guessing you are not impacted by the shitty immigration laws here and the constant fear of getting kicked out, not being able to change jobs etc.

      As for the high tax, my calculation for Vancouver says I would be paying same tax (when you include FICA)
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Amazon ifrir5
      Tax isn't that much higher than California if you consider your health insurance premium to be "tax". CA being a particularly high tax state. Particularly consider how that's going to work in retirement.

      Pay is way less.
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Stitch Fix Lwx
      Don't get me wrong. This country isn't great but personally Canada isn't the next best choice. Quality of life is pretty much the same as the US. That's something that bothers me the most.
      Jul 16, 2018
  • Google snekbuddy
    I mean I just moved from Canada to the US so... nah. But an easy fallback if shit hits the fan.
    Jul 16, 2018 2
    • Salesforce / Eng beni-
      OP
      Which place you like better ?
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Google snekbuddy
      Haven’t been here long enough to say. So far the weather is tamer, the culture is pretty similar, getting around without a car is a bit more of a pain in the ass... the only reason I moved was for better pay and to get that sweet sweet Google stamp on my resume tbh. Obvs I make more here but I was already making a solid amount of money back home, I would’ve been set either way.

      TL;DR - the two are neck and neck thus far for me, assuming you compare it to one of the larger Canadian cities.
      Jul 16, 2018
  • Eigen / Eng hprem
    US at the current stand, isnt the best place to be. If Investors shy away, people will drown in a swamp...

    Smart ones may survive so be aware
    Jul 16, 2018 1
    • Salesforce / Eng beni-
      OP
      Yeah smart ones with a little bit luck in picture as well. I don’t want to hang in between waiting for that.
      Jul 16, 2018

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