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Toronto, Ottawa vie to become world’s next Silicon Valley

Posted on October 13, 2017
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With Trump administration restricting the number of IT Professionals wanting to obtain Green Cards in the US, the number of people looking to work in Canada has surged.

Indeed, an online job search firm, while trying to analyse this development from a technology point of view, found that IT Workers were more interested in Canadian Jobs than its native population, with most of them being interested in working in metropolitan regions of either Ottawa or Toronto.

Although most people from the United States look to be employed in Toronto in general professions, IT professionals, however, prefer Ottawa to Toronto. Indeed arrived at this conclusion after looking at the proportion of clicks from the US for tech jobs compared with its total share of clicks for jobs of all categories.

Indeed calculated this by looking at the share of US clicks for tech jobs in an area compared with the share of US clicks for all jobs. By this yardstick, Kitchener-Waterloo area was ranked third, while Vancouver and Montreal took the fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

According to IEEE Spectrum, Indeed’s Hiring Lab’s, the company’s research arm, in its analysis indicated that the appeal of Canadian capital as an IT hub is largely due to the setting up of the research and development headquarters of Nortel Networks in the 1990s followed by Shopify recently.

Toronto and Kitchener, however, are still potential IT hubs largely because they house universities with high-quality computer science programs.

In fact, Kitchener’s University of Waterloo became renowned for being breeding grounds of start-ups like Blackberry in addition to training many of the current captains of Silicon Valley.

If you are looking to Work in Canada, get in touch with Y-Axis, a leading company for immigration services, to apply for a work visa.

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