On December 15, 2018 The Aga Khan Economic Planning Board and Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston hosted a session on the financial growth opportunities in Canada and it’s immigration process.
The event included a general seminar for the audience that included information on the logistics of the Canadian immigration process. After the general seminar, the team of attorneys consulted with each attendee one-on-one to provide advice specialized to each attendee’s needs.
The keynote was delivered by emminent Houston based immigration attorney Charles Foster who was joined by Canadian attorneys Benjamin Kranc and Gurpreet Kaur Patheja.
To quote Charles Foster “With fewer viable U.S. immigration options for LPR status given the limited number of H-1B visa numbers and backlogs of ten years plus for Indian nationals under employment-based preferences, Canada may be a viable option, through employment, family and under the merit point system. On behalf of Foster LLP, Charles Foster said that the EB-5 Investor Program was still a viable and safe U.S. option for those few who could make a de facto $500,000.00 loan.”
According to Gurpreet Kaur Patheja J.D, Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public “While the United States becomes more restrictive with its immigration policies, Canada is targeting to increase the quotas of permanent residents they will be accepting in both economic and family sponsorship over the next few years. From temporary residence as a student or worker in Canada to permanent residence options under the Federal and Provincial Programs, Canada offers a wide range of immigration pathways for skilled and semi skilled individuals.” At Patheja Law we work with our client’s to identify the best solution to their specific immigration requirements she said.
“IACCGH is proud to continue its support of community wide events and has found partnering with Aga Khan Economic Planning Board a way to reach out to a larger cross section of the community” said IACCGH President Swapan Dhairyawan. The audience was reminded that the USA was always our first choice but for some Canada may be a better option than moving back to their homeland. The Chamber invites readers to visit
www.iaccgh.com to learn about upcoming events.