It seems that even the United States is not immune to the charm of the attractive and well-paying Canadian jobs. Or it could be due to the deteriorating economy and rising unemployment situation in their nation that a growing number of Americans are targeting the neighboring Canada and seeking jobs there.
This year, during the month of July, while the rate of unemployment across the US hovered around 9.1%, the situation was relatively better in Canada with unemployment rate there being at 7.3%. Just for record, the US contributes the second biggest bunch of temporary workers to Canada. It is next only to Philippines. According to a report, as of December last year, in 2010, Canada had 32,615 Americans on its soils having the status of permanent residence (PR).
Available data suggests that the number of applicants from the US keen on getting work visas (temporary) has seen a 100% jump since 2008 when the world crisis occurred. While during the last year, in 2010, Canada entertained 4000-plus applications for jobs by American job seekers, it was almost half two years back, in 2008.
In a related development, the President of the US has favored the speedy passing of a much-talked about jobs bill by the US Congress to boost the sick labor market of the country, even while a concerned body of the nation has reportedly said that the number of its people living under the poverty line had swelled to an unprecedented 46 million the year before.
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