Tougher US Immigration Laws Helping Canada’s Tech Firms

The incumbent US President Donald Trump has done a great deal of harm to the cause of the world and surprisingly his own country also, if we go by the different reports on the subject. His tougher visa rules for the migrants especially the skilled ones have gone against the interests of the firms in the US.

Yes, check this news report to figure what is being stated here!

As per a report, numerous US tech groups have vehemently been opposing the Trump administration’s tightening of the immigration rules, which have included revising specialty visa schemes, stepping up deportation attempts, and coming down hard on the sanctuary cities.

Senior manager from the top MNCs, namely, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google have all reportedly aired their grievances and grumbled that such actions will cost them treasured workers.

But, the tech firms in the neighbouring Canada are happy. During the year gone by such groups in the Toronto region reportedly witnessed a spike in the number of the job candidates from overseas, courtesy, in part, to the tougher immigration regulations in the US and other nations.

In a study conducted on 55 tech firms with $1-plus million in income, 53% reportedly stated they witnessed a jump in the number of the international candidates in 2017, vis-à-vis 2016.

According to the said study by an innovation hub that offers venture services, subsidy and facilities to start-ups in and around Toronto 45% of such firms reported engaging overseas workers during the year gone by.

It’s not only the amendments in the US immigration laws that are reportedly behind the trend. Ottawa, of late, launched a new “global skills strategy” that comprises accelerating visas to draw more international workers.

Over 33% of the organizations cited in the study reportedly proclaimed that they took part in the government scheme, which allowed them to draft more employees from India, China, the UK, Brazil and more importantly the US. It’s an educated talent bank also. Nearly three-quarters of the manpower was either data scientists or engineers.

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