Canada recently announced major changes to its immigration laws by creating an "Express Entry" program for highly skilled immigrants. The keys to this program are matching skilled workers with the needs of the Canadian economy and an emphasis on permanent immigration. This comes at the same time as the U.S. immigration system is in the process of rejecting almost 100,000 skilled professionals who were seeking H-1b work visas. Many of these rejected have earned U.S. Masters and Doctoral degrees, and all were chosen by U.S. employers to fill jobs needed in the U.S. Maybe some of the rejected H-1b seekers will now have the opportunity to take their talents to Canada. (Sorry Cleveland, I know using this phrase hits close to home) Wake up Congress ! This was originally posted by Mike Hammond at HLG's Views blog http://www.hammondlawgroup.com/blog/