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Canada’s new skilled foreign-worker program is bringing in thousands of immigrants from Donald Trump’s America

This article is the second of a two-part series on what Canadian policymakers and companies are doing to attract global tech talent to Canada. You can read the first part here.

Highly-skilled immigrants are leaving the United States by the thousands to come to Canada, new data shows.

Over a quarter of temporary-resident applications approved under Canada’s Global Skills Strategy (GSS) for highly-skilled workers between June 2017 and September 2018 came from the U.S.

During that period, U.S. residents made up 6,027 of 21,775 approved applicants under the GSS, a program designed for fast-growing companies in innovative sectors to hire highly-skilled foreign workers, according to government data obtained by The Logic. And, Canada’s point-based permanent-residence system means many of these skilled new arrivals—engineers and developers, but also university professors, doctors and others—will be able to stay for the long term.

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