April 3, 2023
USCIS announces H-1B lottery results and considerations for working in Canada
In our immigration alert on March 28, we wrote that the H-1B registration process (also known as the H-1B lottery) was completed by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In any given fiscal year, USCIS makes available a limited number of H-1B work authorized visas. The allotment of H-1B visas has, every year in the last decade, been remarkably oversubscribed. In previous years, there has been approximately one selected H-1B registration for every three applied for. This year, anecdotally, there are reports that many organizations have only been able to obtain as little as 10% to 20% of their H-1B registrations submitted as part of the lottery process.
A Tax Alert prepared by EY Canada, and attached below, provides additional details.
Full text of Tax Alert