H1B for Canadians Who Want To Work In The United States

Many Canadians come to our immigration law firm and ask us if Canadians can legally work in the United States. Thousands of Canadians apply to work in the United States every year, and it’s clear that many Canadians want to do so. Apply for an H1B work Visa

But like almost all foreign nationals, Canadian citizens still require a work visa to legally work for a United States employer while within the United States. The H1B work visa is one of those visas available to Canadians.

Qualifying for an H1B work visa

Like all work visas for the United States, the H1B work visa has strict qualifying requirements every applicant must meet. What’s more, is that there are only a limited amount of these visas available every year and applications for these visas are only accepted during certain periods throughout each year. If you want to apply for an H1B work visa, you need to speak with a licensed immigration lawyer to determine how, when and where you can apply.

What is unique about the H1B work visa is that it is a visa for specialty occupations. This means that the occupations qualifying for an H1B work visa require very specific skills and education – not just from your employer, but anywhere the job is found and for any employer. In most cases, you will require a degree at minimum for this visa.

You need to have a job offer in place from a United States employer to qualify, and the employer must pay you prevailing wage and have the supporting documentation to prove that they will. You must also be qualified for the job you have been offered and be able to demonstrate this with your work history and education credentials.

Please contact us for assistance with your H1B work visa application. You are closer than you think!

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