Alberta Canada Offers Opportunity to H-1B holders Where the U.S Falls Short

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H1B Holders have an Exciting Opportunity with a New Canadian Permanent Residency Program. Recently, Alberta, Canada officially announced that it had approved a Fast Track Program designed for U.S H1B workers to gain Landed Immigrant Status to Canada without the requirement of a job offer or employer sponsorship. The Law Firm of Darren Silver & Associates has provided assistance to qualified H1B workers since the start of Alberta's Fast Track Program.

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) allows H1B workers who are currently employed in an H1B position that is listed as an occupation of high pressure can qualify for Permanent residency with no job offer or employer requirement. The Law Firm of Darren Silver & Associates is proud to provide assistance to H1B holders interested in applying for this exciting program.

To qualify for this program, an H1B worker must meet the following basic criteria:

1. A Candidate must demonstrate a clear ability and intention to live permanently in Alberta;

2. A Candidate must be currently working in the United States and possess a valid visa in one of the following temporary skilled worker visa categories: H1-B, H1-B1, H-1C, E-3 at the time the AINP makes a final decision on the application;

3. A Candidate must have a minimum of one year of work experience in the United States in one of the qualifying visa categories listed above; and,

4. A Candidate must have an occupation on the AINP Occupations Under pressure List. See Alberta Occupations for List.

The Process consists of two independent applications. Initially, the application for the AINP will be filed with the Province of Alberta. The processing time is currently 4 to 6 months. Upon approval from Alberta, the application will be filed Federally with an approval of the Landed Immigrant Status taking approx 6 months. As such, the entire process form commencement until Permanent Residency under this "Fast Track" program is taking less than one year.

The Law Firm of Darren Silver & Associates is proud to offer assistance with the Alberta H1B Program. Our Attorneys are licensed in the United States and Canada. Darren Silver & Associates has concentrated in the area of Immigration Law for over 15 years. The Firm has excelled in Business and Employment immigration and has achieved notoriety in these areas. All Attorneys are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), State Associations and Canadian Associations where applicable.

Our firm consisting of Both U.S and Canadian Licensed Attorneys has a unique vantage point for processing The Alberta H1B Program. Our Expert Attorneys are familiar with BOTH the complex nuances that are involved with the U.S H1B Visa program And the Canadian Residency laws. Together, they must be analyzed carefully in order to properly and successfully lodge the Alberta Fast Track Program.

Please contact our offices for a Free Consultation.
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