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Global Skills Strategy helps Canada recruit U.S. tech workers

Canada’s Global Skills Strategy (GSS) has put the country in a position to profit from the mass flight of technology sector workers from the United States, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com.

Business Insider recently reported on a survey of Toronto tech companies indicating that as many as 82 per cent of their international applications originated south of the border. In addition, more than half of the respondents claimed they had seen an uptick in interest from applicants based in the U.S.

With processing times of as little as 10 business days, Seligman, principal of immigration law boutique Seligman Law, says the GSS, which launched last summer, is one of the reasons Canada is so attractive to U.S. workers seeking a route out of the country.

Peter Baraian