June 27, 2024

The US, or the United States, one of the most developed and powerful economies of the world, is also a popular choice to live and work among foreigners. The States offer an EB-5 investor visa or US citizenship by investment program wherein foreigners can invest a certain amount in the US economy and come one step closer to obtaining a US passport or green card. This blog focuses on understanding the EB-5 visa briefly.

EB-5 Investor Visa: What Is It?

EB-5 investor visa is an immigrant visa offered to foreigners who invest a certain amount in the US economy. It can either be the investment in business or the sum to create 10 jobs for talented locals. The minimum investment for businesses in areas with high unemployment rates is USD 800,000, whereas those in other areas is USD 1,050,000.

Now that you know the EB-5 visa briefly, we will move on to its benefits. If you wish to understand the program further, please visit our website’s USA EB-5 investor visa page.

Benefits of EB-5 Investor Visa

Some of the major benefits of an EB-5 investor visa are:

  • Obtaining a Green Card and, Ultimately, Citizenship

The EB-5 visa is your pathway to securing a conditional Green Card, which acts as a residence permit. After two years of obtaining this conditional permit, you can file an I-829 petition requesting the waiver of restrictions to be eligible for permanent residency. Post five years of holding permanent residency, you become eligible to apply for US citizenship.

  • Participation with Family

As an EB-5 investor visa applicant, you can add close family members to your application. According to the rules/laws, it can be the spouse and children below 21 who are unmarried. The other adopted and marital children can also be part of the application. It is important to note that the spouse should be over 18 with no criminal record.

  • Political and Economic Safety and Stability

Even though the country has faced certain challenges when it comes to political stability in recent times, the United States still remains one of the largest and most powerful economies in the world. It is home to friendly government policies and tech giants. Moreover, the US is free from corruption and inflation up to an extent, offering a great overall environment for foreigners to live in.

  • Visa Free Travel

Green card holders can enter the States anytime, even without additional documents. Moreover, the card allows visa-free travel to several countries, especially to Canada and some places in South America. Simultaneously, US passport holders can travel freely to more than 180 countries, including the United Kingdom, Schengen countries, Japan, Canada, and more captivating places.


While these are surely some benefits of obtaining an EB-5 visa, the list does not display the entire benefits. If you have financial stability and wish to work in the United States, get in touch with our US immigration lawyer in India.

June 8, 2024


### Canada Introduces New Pilot Programs to Support Caregivers and Canadian Families

Foreign caregivers are essential to Canadian families, making a significant impact on the lives of children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. In recognition of their vital contributions, Canada is rolling out new pilot programs aimed at enhancing support for caregivers and Canadian families, with plans to make these programs permanent.

#### Enhanced Caregiver Pilots Announced

As the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot are set to conclude later this month, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, has announced the initiation of new and improved caregiver pilots. These programs will continue to allow caregivers to come to Canada and work towards obtaining permanent residency (PR).

#### Benefits of the New Pilot Programs

The new pilot programs offer numerous advantages for caregivers, including:

– **Permanent Residency Upon Arrival**: Caregivers will be granted PR status as soon as they arrive in Canada, facilitating their integration and providing greater stability.

– **Broader Employment Options**: Caregivers will be permitted to work for organizations that offer temporary or part-time care for individuals who are semi-independent or recovering from an illness or injury.

– **Simplified Employment Pathways**: These programs aim to make it easier for caregivers to secure suitable jobs with dependable employers.


#### Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for these new pilot programs, applicants must meet the following criteria:

– Achieve a minimum of level 4 on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).

– Possess the equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma.

– Have recent and relevant work experience.

– Receive a full-time job offer in home care.

These new pathways enable caregivers to find appropriate employment with reputable employers and gain straightforward access to PR status upon arrival in Canada.

#### Supporting Canadian Families


The new PR on arrival pilot programs represent a major advancement in addressing the evolving home care needs of Canada’s diverse population. They ensure that caregivers receive adequate support and that Canadian families benefit from high-quality care.

### Statements from Canadian Officials

**The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship**, emphasized the significance of the new programs:

“Caregivers are crucial in supporting Canadian families, and our programs must reflect their invaluable contributions. As we strive to establish a permanent caregivers program, these two new pilots will not only enhance support for caregivers but also ensure families receive the high-quality care they need.”

**The Honourable Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business**, expressed pride in the new initiatives:

“After listening to stories and feedback from caregivers across Canada, I am proud that we are taking concrete steps to create policies that support the caregiver community. Generations of caregivers have advocated for this vital pathway and have looked after our families and loved ones in Canada. Now is the time to give them the care they deserve.”

### Quick Facts

– In June 2014, there were over 60,000 individuals in the Live-in Caregiver Program. Today, less than 1% of that inventory remains.

– Under the 2024–2026 Immigration Levels Plan, Canada will admit over 15,000 caregivers as permanent residents.

– As of April 30, 2024, nearly 5,700 caregivers and their family members have become permanent residents since the launch of the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot in 2019.

These new pilot programs underscore Canada’s dedication to supporting caregivers and providing a secure pathway to permanent residency.

More details on the full eligibility criteria and application process will be available as the programs are fully launched.

Please contact and consult only an Indian Immigration Lawyer Mr. Prashant Ajmera of Ajmera Law Group at +919974253030 | email: info@ajmeralaw.com