Voluntarily Immigrating to Canada

Nov 24, 2019 13 Comments

I want to move to Canada and move my parents there as well permanently. I’m Indian and working on H1B visa so I hope you aready understand my reasons. I’m thinking of taking a new job offer and negotiating a higher rsu. Then relocating to their Canada office in a year or so.

My question is: Will an internal move now to Microsoft Vancouver go via the Express Entry program or regular visa? I need to get PR ASAP. So is that something that I can express directly to Microsoft Immigration team that’ll be dealing with my transfer. What’s the process for Amazon or Google?

Thanks a lot for your help. I understand about the pay cut. But I’ve come to this decision after several weeks of thinking about what I care about most in my life.

My TC is ~200K at L62.

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TOP 13 Comments
  • T-Mobile / IT jabaskript
    Do yourself a favor. Hire a Canadian immigration lawyer. Seriously, you don't want your process to take longer or fall apart because you were too cheap to spare a few hundred dollars.
    Nov 24, 2019 2
    • T-Mobile / IT jabaskript
      Good luck
      Nov 24, 2019
    • Microsoft BipolarD
      OP
      That’s a good idea. But my question here is about what the internal Immigration teams at these companies generally do. If I decide to apply directly then I’ll definitely get a lawyer.
      Nov 24, 2019
  • Apple 666789
    As far as I know you can get the Canadian PR on your own without even telling your employer. I would suggest getting that first and then talk to employer about the move.
    Nov 24, 2019 1
    • Amazon
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      Nov 25, 2019
  • Microsoft igvdshb
    You can move on work permit upon arrival and figure out the rest when in Canada
    Nov 24, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Consultant reiner
    You can move on a work permit and then apply through Express Entry. MSFT shall help through that.
    Nov 24, 2019 0
  • Microsoft uumw6
    Amazon Vancouver (particularly AWS) is growing very aggressively in Vancouver. If you are a developer, and good at your job, trying moving to Amazon. Drop me a message if you need some details.
    Nov 24, 2019 3
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      Nov 25, 2019
    • NVIDIA nvgreen
      Hi uum, possible to get some details on this? What teams and what sort of work? Could I DM you?
      Dec 5, 2019
    • Microsoft uumw6
      Sure, dm me. Even though I lurk on msft channel, I now work for amazn
      Jan 9
  • NVIDIA nvgreen
    Hey OP! Let me know if you need any help with the application. I applied on my own and got it.
    Dec 5, 2019 0
  • Microsoft techladki
    Get an offer from Canada (MSFT is fine). You'll get a lot of points for PR.

    Even if you don't have the internal offer, or any offer, for chance of getting PR.
    Nov 25, 2019 0

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