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My main question is a vague one: which visa route should I take?

I am a Canadian post-secondary student acquiring an applied bachelor in professional writing, which has offered me many of the benefits of a bachelor as well as some work experience in the government sector. Unfortunately, I have limited work experience and have not worked more than summer jobs (though they have all been in my field.)

My university is offering a full bachelor program in professional writing and many of my classes should be transferable.I hope, in time, to immigrate to the United States so I can be with my girlfriend (same-sex relationship). I do have the intent to live in the United States on a permanent basis. As we are both currently in school it would be difficult for her to support me as a fiancé or spouse – though we hope to live together for some time before making this decision since we are both fairly young.

Would it be most beneficial for me to complete my bachelor and apply for an H-1B?

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Is there another temporary work visa that may better suit my situation?

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My main question is a vague one: which visa route should I take?

I am a Canadian post-secondary student acquiring an applied bachelor in professional writing, which has offered me many of the benefits of a bachelor as well as some work experience in the government sector. Unfortunately, I have limited work experience and have not worked more than summer jobs (though they have all been in my field.)

My university is offering a full bachelor program in professional writing and many of my classes should be transferable.I hope, in time, to immigrate to the United States so I can be with my girlfriend (same-sex relationship). I do have the intent to live in the United States on a permanent basis. As we are both currently in school it would be difficult for her to support me as a fiancé or spouse – though we hope to live together for some time before making this decision since we are both fairly young.

Would it be most beneficial for me to complete my bachelor and apply for an H-1B?

or

Is there another temporary work visa that may better suit my situation?

Unfortunately, The US Federal Government does not recognize same-sex relationships and marriages because of the Defense of Marriage Act (DoMA). There is absolutely no way for you to immigrate to the US through your girlfriend. A Canadian same-sex marriage will not be recognize by the US Federal Government. Your girlfriend will not be able to petition for you as her fiancee or wife.

As a writer, you are going to find it incredibly hard to find a US employer who is willing to bring you to the US. The US employer would have to obtain a certification from the US Dept. of Labor that the employer could not find a US person who could do the job.

There are several options for Canadians to temporarily work in the US. Generally, these visas require the applicants to have certain occupations.

http://www.grasmick.com/biglist.htm

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