Trump administrations disappoint U.S. tech companies because many Canadian companies are taking advantage of tightening rules of immigration policies.
It has included reviewing specialty visa programs, stepping up deportation efforts and cracking down on sanctuary cities.
Executives from Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Apple have all complained that these actions will cost them valuable talent. However Tech companies in Canada, however, aren’t complaining.
In a study of 55 tech companies with more than $1 million in revenue, 53 percent said they saw an increase in international applicants in 2017 compared with 2016.
According to the study of MaRS Discovery District, an innovation hub that provides venture services, funding and facilities to start-ups in and around Toronto, said that 45 percent of those companies reported making international hires last year.
It’s not just the impact of U.S. immigration rules that are driving this trend. Actually the Canadian government recently launched a new “global skills strategy” that includes expediting visas to attract more international talent.
More than a third of the companies mention in the MaRS study said they participated in the government program, which enabled them to hire more workers from India, China, Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States. It’s an educated talent pool, too. Almost three-quarters of the workers were either engineers or data scientists.
Most of people ties to Canada moving back to Canada. This becomes general trend.