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.