Crossing the Border

Every year, thousands of Canadian citizens move to the United States in pursuit of employment opportunities. However, the process is not as simple as finding a job and making the move. There are many steps that you must take and considerations to think about. What job category will you fit into? What are the benefits and drawbacks of the various work visas? What are the rules surrounding your spouse or kids? Will you be eligible for a green card in the future? Whether the US is in your immediate future or you’re simply curious about the possibility, listen to consular staff and immigration experts who will make some sense of the sometimes intimidating process of US immigration.

Recorded October 28, 2015, in Vancouver, BC.

Moderator

Matt O’Grady – Editor in Chief, BC Business

Panelists

Nancy Biasi – Chief of the Consular Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver, BC & Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

Matthew Lieurance – Assistant Chief, Foreign Operations Division, U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Joel H. Paget – Senior Immigration Attorney, Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC

Alex Stojicevic, LLB’94 – Managing Partner, Maynard Kischer Stojicevic – Vancouver Immigration Lawyers

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