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Jobs will move to Canada if U.S. immigration policies don’t change, Duolingo CEO says

TORONTO — The company behind a popular language-learning app will move jobs from the United States to Canada if American immigration policies do not change, its CEO says. “Unfortunately, if the US policies against (extremely qualified) immigration continue, we’ll be forced to move jobs (and inspiration) to Toronto,” Duolingo CEO and co-founder Luis von Ahn said …

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After H-1B ban, Silicon Valley startups look to Canada for engineering talent

Several Silicon Valley start-ups may shift part of their engineering teams to Canada following the suspension of H-1B and other non-immigrant work permits in the United States till December 31. The shift, which has gradually been happening over the last few years, will speed up after the visa suspension, said Avi Bharadwaj, Principal, Innovation Endeavors, …

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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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Canada’s Start Up Visa Best For Many Immigrant Entrepreneurs

If you are an entrepreneur or an investor, this article is for you – especially in this time of great turmoil. Whether you live in the United States or elsewhere, in a time like this, it is sometimes helpful to consider other options. This article will provide you with one alternative that many entrepreneurs have …

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