Month: June 2020

AS TRUMP SUSPENDS H-1B VISA, CANADIAN TECH LOOKS TO ATTRACT FOREIGN TALENT (AGAIN)

Following United States President Donald Trump’s decision to temporarily suspend the H-1B visa program, Canadian tech leaders are calling on those affected to consider relocation to Canada instead. Trump signed an executive order Monday that suspends all new visas for foreign workers through the end of the year. Trump cited the need to preserve jobs amid the …

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Toronto would like to be seen as the nice person’s Silicon Valley, if that’s not too much trouble

It is a frigid February day when I visit Communitech, a bustling tech hub that occupies a renovated 19th–century tannery in the city of Kitchener, Ontario. Inside the brick-and-beam space, Harleen Kaur opens her phone and pulls up her latest creation—an attempt to tackle the problem of misinformation. It’s an app called Ground News, a …

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