A large number of people from the U.S. move to Canada every year through the Express Entry Immigration System. Moreover, the United States has become the second most popular source country to express entry candidates.
Between the years 2017 and 2019, the number of express entry applicants from the U.S. has nearly doubled. As per the Express Entry Year-End Report for 2019, the percentage of express entry candidates who are U.S. residents increased from 7% to 12%. Further, approximately 85 percent of these applicants are not citizens of the United States.
At the beginning of 2020, Donald Trump made major changes in the immigration system by suspending H1-B visas for the entire year. This visa is specially issued to high-skilled foreign workers.
Moreover, the president has made massive changes to the H1-B Visa Program. The recent changes would make it tough for immigrants to get new visas.
As a consequence of the uncertainties surrounding the U.S. visas, several skilled workers have started looking towards Canada for better career opportunities.
Paid statutory holidays: In the United States, employees are not paid for the time they did not work whereas employers in Canada pay the workers for statutory holidays.