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Old 02-17-2018, 02:00 PM   #1  
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Hello,

I'm wondering if there are any Canadian pilots here who got sponsored by a regional?
I'm thinking of uprooting my family and immigrating to the U.S. due to the bad pay and high cost of living in Canada.

So far, I only know that AWI does it via the H1B.
Are there any other airlines that are actively recruiting Canadians?
Has anyone managed to get a green card through the airline? Is it possible?

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I canít help you with Visa advice because I am a citizen, however, I will say that moving from Canada to the US was the best move Iíve made in my short life thus far, I would never go back.

I do know of an individual who was had received his E3 (I believe) VISA through Skywest and is finalizing his green card. I would call up a regional recruiting department and ask if they will sponsor you for a visa or green card. I canít imagine why they wouldnít
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I canít help you with Visa advice because I am a citizen, however, I will say that moving from Canada to the US was the best move Iíve made in my short life thus far, I would never go back.

I do know of an individual who was had received his E3 (I believe) VISA through Skywest and is finalizing his green card. I would call up a regional recruiting department and ask if they will sponsor you for a visa or green card. I canít imagine why they wouldnít
E3 is for Australians only mate. Don't think airlines are sponsoring canadians, sorry
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I canít help you with Visa advice because I am a citizen, however, I will say that moving from Canada to the US was the best move Iíve made in my short life thus far, I would never go back.

I do know of an individual who was had received his E3 (I believe) VISA through Skywest and is finalizing his green card. I would call up a regional recruiting department and ask if they will sponsor you for a visa or green card. I canít imagine why they wouldnít
E3 visas are for Australians only as mentioned above.
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yes he was an Aussie, and no I didn't know that E3 was for Aussies.

I can't imagine why they would sponsor an Aussie but not give a similar Visa to a Canadian.
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Because it literally almost doesnít cost any money to hire Australians on E-3 visa.
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Because it literally almost doesnít cost any money to hire Australians on E-3 visa.
This. H1b requires effort and expense (thousands $) on the part of the employer. E3 costs the employer nothing.

No airlines are doing H1b's yet.
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yes he was an Aussie, and no I didn't know that E3 was for Aussies.

I can't imagine why they would sponsor an Aussie but not give a similar Visa to a Canadian.
The E3 visa came about the Bush era as part of a trade agreement with Australia in 2005.
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If you have a US parent you may already be a citizen. If your spouse has a U.S parent he/she could be a citizen and sponsor you.
Marrying an American is the fastest but I assume your spouse might take issue with that.
Immigrating to the U.S as a pilot is next to impossible. Does your spouse's career qualify for a TN visa? Maybe that would give you a pathway.
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The E3 visa came about the Bush era as part of a trade agreement with Australia in 2005.
Some say it was Dubya's gift to Australia for blindly following America into every war in living memory.
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