From almost all the careers webpage in U.S. tech giant, there are openings in Toronto. In only 14 days there are 20 job openings posted by the Amazon careers page in their Toronto location. In September 2020, Microsoft will be opening new headquarters, expecting to add 500 more full- time jobs and by 2022 provide 500 internship/co-ops. According to CBRE’s 2019 scoring Tech report, Toronto has been the most “brain gain” in the last five years. In Toronto, there were 80,100 tech jobs created in between 2013 to 2018 and 22, 466 tech degrees issued meaning there were 57,634 more tech jobs than the tech grads.
According to the CBRE report, Bay Area San Francisco and Toronto are good job creators for tech talent with 54,000 more tech talent jobs than the graduates. In Los Angeles, Boston and Washington D.C. have the most profound deficit in graduates employing locally.
American companies prefer Canada’s immigration policies over the U.S.
According to the survey carried out recently, nearly 65 per cent of the companies in the U.S. would rather work with Canadian immigrant’s policies than U.S policies. A report from Envoy Global’s 2019 Immigration Trends Report involving over 300 U.S. companies, 63 per cent said they were hiring in Canada while 37 per cent were not willing. 35 per cent of the U.S. companies hiring in Canada are transferring their new employees to the border in the north and hiring talents for their Canadian branches, 15 per cent are hiring foreign nationals as compared to 13 per cent employers sent on the borders.
A more streamlined work permit process
Employers bring their new hires to Canada through Global talent stream (GTS). Global talent stream was established in 2017 to process labour market impact Assessments (LMIAs) for highly-skilled temporary foreign workers within two weeks. GTS is divided into two sub-streams. The first category is the people who receive nomination by employers from a designated list. The second category is for the skilled people in a specific occupation and is on-demand in Canada, such as computer specialists. 24,000 people have come to Canada under this stream.