luder

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Hello,

So as the title suggests, I'm desperately looking for some help in terms of sponsorship for work in the US. I'm a Canadian citizen, but I've earned both my undergraduate and soon to be Pharm.D here in the US. The trouble now is obviously finding someone/company who is willing to sponsor me (in this economy). I know that there is an older thread about sponshorship/work visa's but I was hoping there was some new, updated information. Or maybe even hear from somebody who's been in a similar situation and how everything worked out.

If I have to, I would consider moving back to Canada. But from what I've been told, that would involve a pay-cut and multiple exams for licensure (not yet clear about how licensure would work).

(I'm located in Oregon).


Thanks! :xf:
 

awval999

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Hello,

So as the title suggests, I'm desperately looking for some help in terms of sponsorship for work in the US. I'm a Canadian citizen, but I've earned both my undergraduate and soon to be Pharm.D here in the US. The trouble now is obviously finding someone/company who is willing to sponsor me (in this economy). I know that there is an older thread about sponshorship/work visa's but I was hoping there was some new, updated information. Or maybe even hear from somebody who's been in a similar situation and how everything worked out.

If I have to, I would consider moving back to Canada. But from what I've been told, that would involve a pay-cut and multiple exams for licensure (not yet clear about how licensure would work).

(I'm located in Oregon).


Thanks! :xf:
Are you currently interning?
Do you have an American partner? Planning to marry?

I would expect that you will have to take a job in a rural part of the country for a chain in order to get sponsored. I would also do whatever it takes to become a citizen if you want a chance a large, urban market (without getting citizenship due to marriage).
 
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luder

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Marriage would be the best/fastest way, but unfortunately I'm not ready to get married.

Currently interning on rotations, not for pay. I do expect having to work somewhere in the boondocks for employment by a major chain, but at the same time I'm hesitant to sign my life away for 2 years.
 

Momus

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Wth dude... canadian has TN1 visa which is way less easier to apply to and a less costly visa compare to that of H1b. Unlimited renewals also... it beats h1b anyday. Look it up.. most employers will take tn1 anyday than h1b applicants
 

awval999

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Marriage would be the best/fastest way, but unfortunately I'm not ready to get married.

Currently interning on rotations, not for pay. I do expect having to work somewhere in the boondocks for employment by a major chain, but at the same time I'm hesitant to sign my life away for 2 years.
Buddy you are not an American citizen. If you want to stay here indefinitely this what you are going to have to do to earn a Green Card.

And I would look into that TN1 Visa; seems much easier that the HB1 Visa since you are Canadian.

What's so wrong with Canada anyway? I've enjoyed it the times I've went there. Very expensive though.
 

Its Z

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Let's see... non-American.. don't want to take a pay cut... don't want to move to a small city.. don't want to get married .. but wants a US company to sponsor him/her.

Right... send me your resume. I'll sponsor you..

I mean sponsor your deportation maybe..:smuggrin: