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I know in Canada you can come over on a student visa to study here and then use that as a path to PR through one of the skilled workers programs, if you study the right subject of course and end up with one of the jobs they seek. It's even better towards adaptability because you'll have an education from Canada.
I am sure the US has something similar, try to find out about a student visa/getting into a US post-graduate institution to study something that will lead to a career they value and are more likely to accept if you want to move there.
EDIT: Here is what they look for in Canada under the skilled works program
This is what Canada is interested in, at the moment.
Eligible occupations (with their corresponding 2011 National Occupation Classification code):
0211 Engineering managers
1112 Financial and investment analysts
2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2134 Chemical engineers
2143 Mining engineers
2144 Geological engineers
2145 Petroleum engineers
2146 Aerospace engineers
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers/designers)
2154 Land surveyors
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2263 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3143 Occupational Therapists
3211 Medical laboratory technologists
3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants
3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
3215 Medical radiation technologists
3216 Medical sonographers
3217 Cardiology technicians and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. (not elsewhere classified)
This is what I spoke of when I said you have to score 67 points minimum out of 100 to be approved.
I know you are more interested about the US but unfortunately I cannot provide anything on that, hopefully the above does give you an idea though of what is roughly looked for in general.
EDIT: Yes, I believe they would change here and there but certain professions are always in demand with how things currently stand. It all depends on their cap, how many applications they are accepting that year and so on. Immigration demands are constantly changing demanding on the country's needs and those needs are generally suited towards those who can provide something economically to Canada.
Again, I can only speak from a Canadian standpoint.
If they are not close relatives then I don't think they would be able to sponsor you as a PR under the family class. Aside from that, it doesn't matter which side they are on, so long as you can proof the relation and identities.
To quality for PR under family class (to Canada) you need to have the following relationship with whoever is going to sponsor you:
Spouse, common law partner or conjugal partner;
Dependent child of the sponsor;
Child intended for adoption;
Parents, grandparents and their dependent children (program will re-open in January 2014, it's currently closed);
Brother, sister, nephew, niece or grandchild if they are either orphaned, not a spouse or common law partner, and under 18; and
Any one relative from abroad if the sponsor is alone in Canada and has none of the above family members to sponsor them.
It doesn't sound like that works for you so I think your best bet would be the Federal Skilled Work/Federal Skilled Trades program(s), both for the US - whatever the US equivalent is - and Canada. Of course....that requires you have experience and education in a field they are looking for.
Let me know if you want information on immigrating to Canada. I'm studying law and just finished a course on immigration law, it's where I want to work when I graduate in a year.
If they're close relatives it should be fairly easy for you to be sponsored if they are taking applications, the rules change quite often. For instance I believe the family "super" visa's are closed till January 2014.
If the US has something like Canada does with the federal skilled worker program, look into that. A lot of people are using that to get in.
I know of a guy to immigrated to Canada from Ireland under the federal skilled trades program, he is an electrician. You will have to pass a "point" test wherein if you score a minimum of 67 points throughout the categories out of 100, you will get in.
CIC website is great if you want to consider this.