Indians on H1B waiting for green card: Getting Canadian PR as a backup

Oracle / Eng loloj
Jul 29 47 Comments

Have you considered getting Canadian PR as a backup option?

Is it worth it?

If you have already applied are you moving or waiting for next 3 years as the req is 730 days in 5 years.

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  • Microsoft ๐ŸฆApe
    Why leave India at all, best women, best food, best men, best culture, best everything ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ โœŠ๐Ÿพ
    Jul 29 3
    • Why leave India at all?

      $1 = 68 rupees
      Jul 29
    • Uber / Eng
      st@rlord

      Uber Eng

      PRE
      Adobe
      st@rlordmore
      Jai Aryavarta! :P
      Jul 29
    • Microsoft ๐ŸฆApe
      1 Indian woman ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพ = 50 American women ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ
      Jul 29
  • Amazon Rajjj
    Canadian salary is lower than Indian salary if you take COL into consideration. I would go back if visa is an issue or Iโ€™m tire of waiting
    Jul 29 12
    • Amazon / Eng hejendhrdi
      It's more about being away from the bullshit that goes on in India. Lots of social interference, pollution, insane crowds, dealing with bureaucrats, police, government. Even with a higher salary the quality of life is generally lower.
      Jul 31
    • Facebook BeingCoder
      @amazon when does the quality of life become better then? I mean what's the threshold of salary above which it's good?
      Jul 31
    • Amazon / Eng bAyTtle
      QoL is not just money. It is the other factors like location, people, and ecosystem.
      Jul 31
    • Facebook BeingCoder
      Can you explain the people part?
      Jul 31
    • Amazon / Eng bAyTtle
      The quality of general crowd around you changes with location.
      Jul 31
  • Google dontbe3vil
    Toronto is a great city to raise a family. But it is expensive, salary is lower than bay area (about 60% if Bay area taking currency into account). You can live a pretty comfortable life on a tech salary, not worry about visas, try doing a startup while not worrying about healthcare. People from over 190 countriesivw in Toronto - You will feel welcomed in that city and not just 'tolerated'. It is also a much safer city and country in general than the us. Winter lasts from December to March and isn't very pleasant - the other seasons are amazing though. So it depends on what you value.
    Jul 29 0
  • Credit Karma Hurrah
    Canadian salaries are a joke.
    You can earn a lot more in India considering COL and tax.
    Plus, be near to family. Canada weather is too harsh.
    Opportunities are less in Canada, forget US but they are even lower than India.
    I personally don't see a compelling reason (people say standard of living but waking up in snow for 9 months a year & paying millions of dollar for apartment at that salary is not something I personally feel as high standard of living).
    Jul 29 1
    • Amazon / Eng vDgePj
      "too" - using words that won't add more information.
      Jul 30
  • Synopsys YeHL38
    recently moved to canada from states.. took a salary cut.. got my PR within 5 months.. i dont need to worry about my status anymore.. i am quite happy here.. i do miss $ in my account but the weather is amazing for 6 months.. people are a lot friendlier... i met few folks and they mentioned that contracting pays much like $100- $200/hr .. since i am not on work visa i can try that as well in may be an year... tbh ..yolo ..
    Jul 31 1
    • Citrix Systems / Eng peda
      Can you tell me whatโ€™s the percentage of salary cut ? Assume I earn 100k USD in states. Whatโ€™s equivalent USD in Canada ?
      Jul 31
  • Yahoo / Eng myspb
    Lol. It is not a back up. Only shit brain Indians can speak like that. Did you even read the Canadian express entry process completely?
    Jul 30 2
    • Oracle / Eng loloj
      OP
      Enlighten us
      Jul 30
    • Reliable Software / Eng (. .)
      Yes enlighten us
      Jul 30
  • New okgN15
    Why india is preferred over Canada? Near to relatives and better social life, less tax, less harsh climate, less depression, if you have money start new start ups, less work stress, booming economy, easy chance of getting work force
    Jul 30 1
    • Amazon / Eng hejendhrdi
      Near to relatives sounds like a giant curse to me lol.

      Also competition in India for jobs is insane.
      Jul 31
  • Facebook AOCISHOT
    Canada is a shithole country. USA will annex within 3 years
    Jul 29 1
    • HPE / Finance dusN74
      Where does the shooting happen dude?
      Aug 9
  • NIO lostMan
    6 difference please between Canada and India?
    Jul 29 2
    • New okgN15
      Why canada is better than india? Safe life, women security, future of kids, better standard of living, clean air and water, better future for kids thinking about insane competition in india, even if you dont earn much have healthcare. Can travel, better passport value etc etc
      Jul 30
    • Uber ndada
      Yup. On the counter point: (India v Canada)
      - zero visa hassles
      - lower cost of living
      - less racism / Canada-old-boys-networkism
      - cheap labor
      - family proximity
      - better schools
      - growing gc/startup scene
      Aug 1
  • Oracle
    not_larry

    Oracle

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    not_larrymore
    Low TC, high peace of mind.
    Jul 29 2
    • Oracle / Eng loloj
      OP
      Piece or peace :p. So you voted NO?
      Jul 29
    • Oracle / Eng loloj
      OP
      I forgot :(
      Jul 29
  • New okgN15
    Why canada is better than india? Safe life, women security, future of kids, better standard of living, clean air and water, better future for kids thinking about insane competition in india, even if you dont earn much have healthcare. Can travel, better passport value etc etc
    Jul 30 0
  • CAMP WCep08
    Canada is a pretty good option especially if you are from India due to the green card backlog issues. It is true that salaries are lower and taxes are higher but immigration is a breeze if you are in tech. If in future one is seeking a higher TC, they can first get Canadian citizenship and come back to work in US on the TN visa which has no cap and also not compete with the people on H1B visa. My 2 cents.
    Jul 30 8
    • CAMP WCep08
      I don't see why it would set your TC back. Your TC will depend on your experience and competing offers. Which would depend on your seniority and skill set. Moving back from Canada shouldn't be a factor. I don't have any real data on this but that's what seems logical.
      Jul 30
    • Credit Karma Hurrah
      In theory we can but practically as @Microsoft said you would have lost your edge. It's difficult to come back & break in or at least be ready to be down leveled. Also, TN visa are no breeze either, can be denied by CBP at Port of entry for no reason. Even Canadians prefer to get H1B over TN. Not saying Canada is bad country but understand all the sacrifice and think of it as a permanent move, don't go with hope of coming back to US on TN.
      Jul 30
    • Google dontbe3vil
      I mean, you can always still work at your FAANG company's office in Canada or join one of a myriad of AI startups in Kitchener-watwrloo, Ottawa or Toronto
      Jul 30
    • Microsoft UMbR31
      True. That's only a very small fraction of people who have this problem.
      Jul 30
  • Expedia Group / Eng miserable
    How we will get it as a backup? Living in US?
    Jul 30 1
    • Amazon / Eng vDgePj
      It is not back up. You must either move to Ca, or revoke PR.
      Jul 30