will have huge implications for countries like Canada and Australia. The Trump measures include the suspension of H-1B visas and new green cards for permanent residents. More than 500,000 skilled and highly skilled immigrants could be affected and will look at other options.
Canada, for instance, is eager to attract such skilled workers and introduced a Global Talent Stream in 2017, bringing 40,000 workers to Canada during the subsequent two years. This program is geared to make it easier and faster for skilled immigrants to enter Canada and to obtain permanent residency and citizenship relatively quickly - companies often can get visas for highly skilled workers in just two weeks.