Is it worth getting US PR?
So I'm working for a US company right now on a TN-VISA (due to COVID and various reasons I haven't permanently relocated yet) and weirdly...I got selected for the H1B lottery despite all this and the immigration lawyers are asking if I want to proceed with H1B/PERM (which will eventually lead to a green card) and I'm unsure if I should based on research I've done online.
Based on what I've found, as a Canadian born citizen, the main benefit of going down this route boils down to:
- eventual US-citizenship
- ability to work in the US without future sponsorship (or need for more visas)
- getting social services in the US
- easier travel to/from the US
- some things here and there such as the ability to work for government clearance jobs and a bit easier to get US real estate
I don't plan on retiring in the US (then again I'm not sure I want to retire in Canada either), but as a career-opportunity it seems to be worth it if I don't need to apply for a TN every time I want to get a new career opportunity.
Has anyone done PR as a Canadian (or considered it)? Is there anything I might be missing that should make me consider or avoid it? I know ultimately it's my choice I just wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything or if anyone had any perspective from past experience on RFD.
If it changes anything I'm 30 and unmarried.
Thanks in advance!