Should I move to Vancouver?

Amazon qyvX21
Jul 21, 2018 18 Comments

My F1 OPT status is expiring next year. Last chance in h1b lottery next year. My wife is in F2 status that means she can’t work in US. I am thinking should I transfer to Vancouver’s team now, so that both of us can work there and come back after one year on L1 visa. I heard L2 visa is also eligible to work in US. The down side is that I have to waste my last year OPT and I don’t think my company will still file H1b for me next year if I transfer to Vancouver. Any suggestions is highly appreciated!

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  • Microsoft / Eng
    Juggler

    Microsoft Eng

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    Symantec
    Jugglermore
    How would you be wasting your last year of OPT?
    Jul 21, 2018 5
    • Amazon qyvX21
      OP
      I still have one more year in OPT. If I transfer now, then it is wasted.
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng
      Juggler

      Microsoft Eng

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      Symantec
      Jugglermore
      But can't you transfer next year depending on the outcome of next year's h-1b?
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Amazon qyvX21
      OP
      In that case, my wife have to stay at home entire year. And even if I am picked next year, I heard H4 EAD may be cancelled soon..
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Amazon Llapwjsnjs
      Why can’t she move then? If it’s so much concern for you, finish your Opt, try for next h1 while your wife is working in Canada, she can try to come back next year or later
      Jul 22, 2018
    • Amazon qyvX21
      OP
      She doesn’t have the visa to work in Canada as well without my transfer happening.
      Jul 22, 2018
  • Comcast HraNPs5647
    I think it’s a no brainer if you’re Indian/Chinese. Go for it so long as your pay cut is not crazy like > 50%
    Jul 21, 2018 2
    • Amazon 7fbu5
      Even if it is, it's only for a year or two
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Comcast HraNPs5647
      Why not stay until you get Canadian passport? Come back on TN visa is salaries are still shit after 4 years. Moving every 2 years makes no sense
      Jul 21, 2018
  • TC?
    Jul 21, 2018 2
    • Amazon qyvX21
      OP
      170~180k. We are okay with it as long as our total salary in Canada will be equal to what I earn in US. My wife is a career oriented woman.. she doesn’t want to stay at home.
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Do you know how much your take-home is going to be after taxes in Canada?
      Jul 21, 2018
  • Intuit / Other
    purplePink

    Intuit Other

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    Wipro, Infosys, Dell
    purplePinkmore
    Wait till mid term elections
    Jul 22, 2018 0
  • Daimler Wiper
    Lol be prepared for the L1 not happening. That is a castle in the air. Your company has no incentive to make that happen. Are you Ok with moving to Canada for good?
    Jul 21, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng amaboy
    Yes
    Jul 21, 2018 0
  • Citrix Systems / Eng peda
    Op what did you do ?
    Jul 20 0
  • Microsoft SOkn03
    This is why us Canadians have a hard time finding jobs in the Vancouver. On the other hand though, it did make finding jobs in the US much easier with these vacancies. Fair trade I guess.
    Jul 22, 2018 0
  • Facebook LimYo-Hwan
    If you moved to Vancouver prepare for a big pay cut. At least at Microsoft the full time workers get about 50% less after the currency rate conversion.
    Jul 22, 2018 0