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Immigration to the United States (Green Card through Employment)

 

You may be eligible to apply for a green card as an immigrant worker, physician or investor.

 

Immigrant Worker

There are three “preference immigrant” categories, first preference (EB-1), second preference (EB-2) and third preference (EB-3).

You are a first preference (EB-1) immigrant worker if you: 

  • Have extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics, or  
  • Are an outstanding professor or researcher, or  
  • Are a multinational manager or executive who meets certain criteria  

You are a second preference (EB-2) immigrant worker if you: 

  • Are a member of a profession that requires an advanced degree, or  
  • Have exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business, or  
  • Are seeking a national interest waiver

You are a third preference (EB-3) immigrant worker if you: 

  • A skilled worker (meaning your job requires a minimum of 2 years training or work experience), or  
  • A professional (meaning your job requires at least a U.S. bachelor's degree or a foreign equivalent and you are a member of the profession), or  
  • An unskilled worker (meaning you will perform unskilled labour requiring less than 2 years training or experience)

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Physician

You may apply for this visa if you are a physician and agree to work full-time in clinical practice in a designated underserved area for a set period of time and also meets other eligibility requirements

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Investor

You may apply for this visa if you have invested or are actively in the process of investing at least $1 million (or $500,000 in a targeted employment area) in a new commercial enterprise in the U.S. which will create full-time positions for at least 10 qualifying employees.

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