Of the planning jobs I've applied for since my unemployment, about two-thirds have been north of the border in Canada. I'm applying for jobs in Canada because that's where the bulk of vacancies close to Buffalo happen to be located; there's very few jobs within an eight-hour drive of "home home" on the US side. American planners can work in Canada under a streamlined entry process.
Unfortunately, I haven't heard a peep from any of the employers in Canada -- mostly close to home, in the GTA and Niagara Peninsula -- where I've applied. Nothing. I know a few American Cyburbians have landed jobs north of the border, but I seem to be struggling.
In real world practice, do Canadian employers generally disregard or roundfile American applicants, even when they might be better qualified than any of the Canadian applicants?