Yesterday we posted an article 6 Facts about International Students in Canada and compared with USA.
Today, you will get to know more about terminologies and immigration in detail that will help you understand the difference between USA and Canada.
Bottomline : Immigration system is old and outdated. It’s a struggle to deal with immigration issues in USA.
|Higher Education||Bachelor’s; Masters; PhD||Bachelor’s; Masters; PhD|
|Direct PhD||Yes||Masters then PhD|
|Student Visa||F-1 visa; J-1 Visa||Canada Study Permit|
|Work Visa||CPT; OPT; H1B Visa;||Post-Graduation Work Permits|
|Permanent Residency||EB1 – in 2 Years
EB2 – 5 to 10 YearsMy US Green Card will take 22 Years
|ASAP if you graduated from Canada.|
|On-Campus Work||Yes, upto 20 Hours||Allowed|
|Off-Campus Work||Not Allowed||Upto 20 HoursOff Campus Work Permit|
|Internship||Usually 1 or 2 semesters with CPT/OPT||Yes. co-op or internship employmentno more than 50% program of study.|
|DependentWork Permit||Not allowed||Allowed to Work|
|Weather||Huge country. Cold in Northern US.||Colder than US|
For both USA and Canada there are many rule and immigration laws associated with above comparison categories. Refer to CIS and USCIS website for more detailed information.
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