Are you looking at moving to the United States from Canada this year 2020? In this article, we will be taking you through all the important information you should know about moving to the United States from Canada.
There are a number of reasons that would prompt someone previously living in Canada to want to move to the United States. One of the reasons is for a job.
Maybe an individual just got a new job in America then they of course would need to move. It might even be a job transfer by your employer. Another reason that would prompt someone to move to the United States from Canada is the bigger economy that the US has to offer.
There is no denying the fact that the US economy is more diverse and has more opportunities for career people than in Canada. People moving to the US from Canada could be doing so for economic reasons like, to make more money over there.
Another possible reason one might move is for marriage or love purposes. When someone who lives in Canada meets an American spouse and they fall in love and want to get married, the spouse in Canada might choose to be the one to move to the US to be able to be closer to their partner and also for the purpose of marriage/ family building. Also, people might move from Canada to the US for educational reasons. Yes, Canada has high quality educational institutions, still, many Canadians choose the option of studying in America.
What to know about moving to the US from Canada for a new job or transfer
When it comes to getting permanent residence in the United States, there are a few different categories that employees fall into based on their skill levels. When moving as regards a job, your employer, whether new or current, must sponsor you. It is very necessary that your employer sponsors you.
The different categories of work visas are;
This is for employees with very exceptional skills in business, science, education, arts, PHD holders, researchers, and professors. Athletes also fall here.
This is for employees with good skills in business, science or arts fields.
This category is for employees with Bachelor or graduate degrees. All other types of skilled workers not mentioned in previous categories fall here.
What are the necessary forms to be filled and what procedures are to be followed when moving to the US from Canada?
There are three application forms to be filled.
First is the ETA-750 form
This form is to be filled out by your employer and submitted to the www.dol.gov (That is, Department of Labour website) by your employer.
Second form is the I-140 form
This form should also be filled by your employer and then it should be submitted by your employer to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) of the USA.
Then the third form is the I-485 form
You should fill this form along with all other documents issued to you and your family. It is along with this document that you should fill the EAD i.e, Employment Authorization Document and the Travel Document.
You can have the I-140 and I-485 filled out concurrently. After you have filled the third document which is the I-485, your fingerprints will be taken. Unless your I-140 document is approved, the I-485 document cannot be approved yet.
Once all these forms have been processed and approved by the appropriate agencies, your passport will be stamped and you will be given your plastic green card.