Which Countries get the Most H1B Visas?
H1B Visas are the talk of the town, and it is the most sought-after visa today for skilled foreign workers who dream of working in the US. The US multinationals and even firms & companies that work on a smaller scale look for talent that they usually do not find in their own country.
It is where the H1B Visa comes into play! The visas give an opportunity to talented people from throughout the world to showcase their abilities in an American company and get work in the US, thus generating a need for this special skilled workers visa.
Which countries get most H1B visas?
It is a known fact today that India got awarded the maximum number of visas in 2014 with a huge percentage of 86% from throughout the world. It reveals that the highest number of H1B Visas was attained by Indians who wanted to work in the US.
These Visas were predominantly for the Indians working in tech firms.
The Chinese nationals comprised of only a 5% of the total percentage of visas in comparison. It is a known fact that China accounts for the third largest immigrant group in the United States of America, which was surprising when their percentage only amounted to 5% of the total.
Canada was revealed to be granted a meager 1%.
Countries like Mexico came in close after China and Canada.
What is the reason behind this distribution pattern?
The supporters of the H1B Visas were seen arguing that America is not producing enough skilled workers for personnel in the IT sector which is why it is indispensable that the companies hire skilled foreign workers.
Although these companies (not just in the IT industry but through the country) argue that they are hiring local skilled workers year after year, there is no concrete evidence or numbers to validate the same.
What is an indisputable fact is that Indians are highly vied for the jobs in sectors like technology, IT, engineering, human relations and a lot more and the same can be seen from the astounding percentage of 86% of the total H1B Visas that went to Indians in the year of 2014 alone!