Dear Canadian Business Leaders, 

We are delighted to inform you about an exciting new development in immigration policy that can greatly enhance your ability to secure skilled personnel from the high-tech sector in the United States. 

As of July 16, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has initiated a new program enabling H-1B specialty occupation visa holders in the U.S., and their immediate family members, to apply for open work permits in Canada. IRCC is offering open work permits valid for 3 years for current H-1B holders in any profession or job title. 

This means your company now has access to thousands of professionals in high-tech fields currently employed in the U.S., eager to explore opportunities in Canada. 

H-1B visa holders are a talent pool with a proven track record in thriving high-tech ecosystems. Their skills and experiences could provide your company with the edge it needs to accelerate innovation and stay competitive in a fast-evolving industry. These professionals present a golden opportunity for your company to diversify and strengthen its workforce. 

At Borders Law Firm, we recognize the immense potential this represents for your organization. As experts in immigration law, we have extensive experience in facilitating smooth transitions for international talent. We are ready to assist you in navigating this new immigration policy, ensuring you can efficiently and effectively attract H-1B visa holders to bolster your workforce. 

We are awaiting further processing instructions from IRCC. In the meantime, your company should begin to run employment ads in the U.S. to attract H-1B visa holders. 

IRCC has yet to publish the expected processing times for this new work permit stream, but our assumption is that open work permits for H-1B holders (and their family members) will receive priority processing at the Canadian consulates in the U.S. 

Our team of lawyers will guide you and the prospective employees through the application process. We also offer support services for the families of these professionals, enabling them to secure temporary resident visas and work or study permits. 

This new immigration measure is only in effect for one year, or until the IRCC receives 10,000 applications. So there is no time to waste. Acting promptly will ensure you can maximize this opportunity to bolster your workforce. 

Contact us to learn more at

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Ranjana Vashistha

It was an exceptional experience with border law firm. They take time to understand client situation and offer the best option. Devika is well knowledgeable lawyer and easy to connect with. John took care of my case and went above and beyond my expectation. He was always there to answer my question. The most responsible lawyer I ever meet, to meet my deadlines, I know he worked many evenings and weekends. I strongly recommend this law firm. In fact no one should go to consultant. My each and every penny spend with this firm is worth more. I am thankful to Devika and John for helping me and my family for our immigration needs.

Amit Pandey

We wanted to write sincere thanks to John, Devika and Borders Law firm for the help throughout the process. John was extremely kind and thorough and he counselled with suitable options available for me on migration to Canada, documentation submissions, query resolutions, visa processing and continued personal support and follow up until the last step I am beyond grateful for their kindness and service. I will be using them for any changes to our companies immigration needs going forward. Would recommend this firm for anybody blindly looking for immigration help. They would guide you with complete transparency and professionalism. Thank you once again.


Excellent Firm..! Always helpful, friendly and honest with their work. My personal thanks to Devika and Yana for providing excellent service. I highly recommend them for any kind of Visa application.

Bhumika Kashyap

My husband and I had great experience working with Border Law Firm from beginning to end. They answered all my questions and mention the best option First, to get my husband spousal open work permit approval and Second, to get my permanent residence. I am very thankful to Devika Ma'am and Jenny they give great and detailed advice on each part of your application. They were very professional and punctual at their response throughout the process.

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