Canada Aggressively Recruits Skilled Talent

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Oh, Canada! Canada recently announced its Express Entry program with the goal of attracting skilled talent from around the world.  Successful applicants would be provided an expedited path to permanent (not temporary) residency, with their application being processed in 6 months or less.  Candidates would be ranked according to various criteria, including language proficiency, education and work experience.  According to the government, each is a leading indicator of one’s likelihood of integrating…

Signs of Chronic High-skill Talent Shortage?

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For the first time in 5 years, the quota on H-1B visas will be exhausted in less than a week.  Although it suggests a recovering economy, it also suggests a chronic shortage of highly skilled, mostly science-related workers.  Details here. (Looking for issues of our 60-Second Email?  You’ll find those here.)
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