[Sidefx-houdini-list] Canadians working in the US (was: R&DOPENINGS AT LAIKA)

Andrew D Lyons tstexture at gmail.com
Thu May 17 19:47:21 EDT 2007


Hi Scott,

Sorry for the mis-information - and glad I was wrong.

See you round!

Cheers


On 17/05/07, Campbell, Scott A <Scott.A.Campbell at disney.com> wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
>
> Just to clarify, Disney's application is not that restrictive. We'll
> gladly consider applicants from Canada or elsewhere-- we're just subject
> to the same visa limitations as any other US company.
>
> The TN visa often available to Canadian citizens is much easier to
> obtain than other visas, but, yes, there still is the 4 year degree
> requirement. That's a condition of the US government, not a particular
> company.
>
> Cheers,
>
> -Scott
>
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> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Canadians working in the US (was:
> R&DOPENINGS AT LAIKA)
>
> Hi Darran,
>
> Every company is different. Last time I looked at Disney's application
> form, they wouldn't even consider you if you didn't have a greencard at
> least. Digital Domain did international imports last I heard. Laika
> apparently is looking to get people from wherever they can too, and will
> organize work visas for the right people. I'm not sure about Sony. The 4
> year degree or equivalent is a big pre-requisite though. I think it's
> pretty tough to get people in without that.
>
> Like Peter said, Greencards aren't easy to get through companies anymore
> as I understand it, but you can get other visas assuming you meet
> certain requirements. I'd think it should be reasonably straight forward
> for Canadians.
>
> Cheers
>
>
>
>
> On 17/05/07, Darran Edmundson <darran at edmstudio.com> wrote:
> >
> > A non-technical digression.  For obvious reasons there's a lot of
> > Canadian Houdini expertise.  At the same time, there is a
> > seemingly-large demand for Houdini people down in the US (LA in
> > particular).  Given these two facts, can I assume that there are a
> > fair number of Canadian Houdini users in LA?
> >
> > If so (and I'm guessing a number of you are on this list), forgive my
> > ignorance but (i) how difficult is it for Canadians to get US work
> > (temporary or permanent) visas in the Houdini/Effects industry?  (ii)
> > Is the demand such that US shops actively court Canadian talent and
> > play a role in sorting out visa issues?
> >
> > Popular (Hollywood-produced) culture has it that getting a "Green
> Card"
> > (work visa?) is the aspiration of non-Americans everywhere.  From this
>
> > I've always inferred that it is a difficult and painful process.  This
>
> > would seemingly conflict with the project-based nature of film work.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Darran.
> >
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> > Darran Edmundson [darran at edmstudio.com] Interactive visualization for
> > museums and industry http://www.edmstudio.com
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