International candidates

Helping you relocate for your dream staffing role

Find the best talent:

Going the extra mile, quite literally

Some of the people we speak with are highly motivated to move across the pond. Whichever pond it is, we are keen to support as much as possible as we know that wherever you currently live there is an appetite for expats to enter the USA or Canada in a recruiting capacity.

We work alongside a US Immigration Law Attorney and a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant who can support the process. As such, we also have a good understanding of what the criteria would be for folks to be approved for entry into the USA or Canada.

US Temporary Work Visas

H1B: Specialty Occupations

  • Employer must receive DOL certification

  • Employer then files a Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

  • Once approved, the prospective H-1B worker may apply with the US Department of State (DOS) at a US embassy or consulate abroad for an H-1B visa

  • Upon entry into the US, Employee may be admitted for a period of up to three years and extended for an additional three

  • Process time and costs vary by employer size and employment diversity, ability to pay the employee, and employee’s education and experience. Anywhere from 3 months to 1.5 years.  It requires a full analysis of eligibility before knowing if this is an option.

TN for Canadians

  • Must be a qualified profession (recruiters may be able to qualify as management consultants) https://www.nafsa.org/_/file/_/amresource/8cfr2146.htm

  • Employee/consultant must prove they possess the qualifications to practice in that profession

  • Citizen of Canada

  • A prearranged full-time or part-time job with a US employer (not self-employment or commission-based)

  • Once all documents have been compiled, the employee will travel to a designated port of entry and if granted, travels to the US.  Fastest option.

E3 for Australians

  • Employee will perform services in a specialty occupation, similar to H1B.

  • Legitimate offer of employment in the United States (full-time, not commission)

  • Possess the necessary academic or other qualifying credentials

  • If approved, the employee can stay up to 2 years per extension; no maximum number of extensions, with some exceptions.

  • DOL not involved and if the employee is already in the US, premium processing may be available

US Permanent Residency

EB-1: Employment-based Immigration First Preference

  • Non-citizen of extraordinary ability, an outstanding professor or researcher, or certain multinational executive or manager. 

  • Demonstrate extraordinary ability or international recognition for your outstanding achievements.

  • Employer files a Petition for Alien Worker

  • If approved, then the employee, spouse, and unmarried children under the age of 21 may be eligible to apply for admission to the United States as immigrants

EB-2: Employment-based Immigration Second Preference

  • Job must require an advanced degree

  • Employee must hold an advanced degree or its equivalent (in education and experience) OR show exceptional ability in his/her field.

  • Documented at least 10 years of full-time experience in this occupation

  • Employer files a Petition for Alien Worker

  • If approved, then the employee, spouse, and unmarried children under the age of 21 may be eligible to apply for admission to the United States as immigrants

EB-3: Employment-based Immigration Third Preference

  • “Skilled workers”: those whose jobs require a minimum of 2 years of training or experience, not of a temporary or seasonal nature. The skilled worker must meet the educational, training, or experience requirements of the job opportunity. Relevant post-secondary education may be considered as training.

  • “Professionals” are persons whose job requires at least a US bachelor’s or foreign equivalent degree and are a member of the professions.

  • Individual labor certification from the DOL is required. Currently, this step alone is over one year.

  • The employer must then file a Petition for Alien Workers and demonstrate a continuing ability to pay the offered wage as of the priority date. 

  • If approved, then the employee, spouse, and unmarried children under the age of 21 may be eligible to apply for admission to the United States as immigrants

Canadian Work Visas and Work Permits

Young Professionals Visa

  • You’ll need to enter into the lottery of applications to be selected
  • The lottery is closed between November – January
  • The application and approval takes approx 3 /4 months from selection to approval
  • You’ll need to be under 31 if coming from the UK. You’ll need to be under 36 if coming from Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or mainland Europe
  • You’ll qualify for a closed work permit which means you can only work for one organization
  • You must show $2500CAD in funds when you arrive, plus you must purchase your own health insurance.

Labour Market Impact Assessment based work permit

  • This process takes approx 6/8 months
  • You’ll need relevant work experience – in this case recruiting experience, of 2+ years
  • There is a higher probability of approval if your recruiting experience is specific to a type of industry. e.g. Tech
  • You will require a job offer from the client, who applies for the LMIA, and show that there isn’t a local resident that could do the job that you are applying for.

Francophone Mobility Work Permit 

  • This process takes 2-8 months (depending on where you live)
  • You must speak high level (near native level) French to apply under this category
  • You must show relevant (2+ years of recruiting experience)

Ukrainian Work Permits

  • Takes a couple of weeks (depending on how busy Immigration Canada is)
  • You’ll need biometrics (fingerprints) which can take the time as appointments are quite tricky to get
  • You’ll qualify for an open work permit which will allow you to work for the Canadian employer

Interested in relocating and keen to see your potential recruiting career options?

Contact us to arrange an initial chat with us to see how we can help. 

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