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Canada has a large and growing number of tech workers.

The US is concerned that Canada is siphoning off their top level people, due in large part to their poor immigration policies.

The US is politically fractured and all the GOP care about is the Mexican border, so Canada will continue to enjoy the benefit of their political division.

The number of high level tech people leaving the US rose during the Trump Presidency. They are smart people who want to live in a better country.

The tech industry is one of the fastest growing segments of employment in Canada. They are employed in virtually every industry and business segment.

In 2016, around 935,000 Canadians were working in tech occupations, representing 5.1 percent of the Canadian labour force.

Of these, 681,000 were in digital occupations while 254,000 were in high-tech occupations.


Canada is the best.... View attachment 21873 ....screw all the rest !

What is growing?! Canada , 30 years ago, had snorted, RIM, ATI, Intel site... Where are they now?’
 

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If you make enough money in in the US, you can have a much better lifestyle. However, for the middle incomes and lower, its definitely better in Canada. If you don't have to worry about education costs for your kids, or healthcare cost for your family then US is much more lucrative, with the exception of getting shot with their gun control challenges. Then again, if you are in the upper areas with lower crime rates and exclusive private, it's less of concern.

The upper echelon of talent goes to the US not Canada if they don't have family ties here.
True to some degree...you don’t have to worry about education in EU.... in Canada it’s expensive... Our daughter goes to Ivy business school and should pay 30K per year plus renting place to live.

The problem with US is too much hassle to move there, we started this process, but gave up. For example US doesn’t recognize Canadian credit history.., we wanted to take mortgage to buy big house in the best area of North California, we said that we gonna pay 90% done payment, we need only 10% and Intel gave written guarantee, but still Wells Fargo said that we need to live at least 2 years to get this mortgage, regardless of the highest possible score on credit history and very high income.
Another hassle was to move you tax home from Canada.... I talked to CRA, thus process doesn’t have established rules. Everything is up to CRA clerk
 

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What is growing?! Canada , 30 years ago, had snorted, RIM, ATI, Intel site... Where are they now?’
Replaced by other companies. Technology companies come and go. Where they stop nobody knows.

Where is Netscape, AOL, or Tandy Computer these days ?

Shopify is huge and hiring 2,100 tech people in 2021.......and there are other impressive established tech companies plus a pile of new startups in Canada.
  • Canada is home to some of the leading software companies in the world.
  • Examples include OpenText, Descartes Systems, and Kinaxis.
  • While CGI Inc. is more than a software company, it develops cloud-based solutions to share information and data.
  • Constellation Software is the biggest in the sector with a market value of almost $30 billion.
  • Both Constellation Software and CGI are in the top 30 largest companies in Canada list by market capitalization.
We the North... home to 🎅 and all that is good.
 

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Replaced by other companies. Technology companies come and go. Where they stop nobody knows.

Where is Netscape, AOL, or Tandy Computer these days ?

Shopify is huge and hiring 2,100 tech people in 2021.......and there are other impressive established tech companies plus a pile of new startups in Canada.
  • Canada is home to some of the leading software companies in the world.
  • Examples include OpenText, Descartes Systems, and Kinaxis.
  • While CGI Inc. is more than a software company, it develops cloud-based solutions to share information and data.
  • Constellation Software is the biggest in the sector with a market value of almost $30 billion.
  • Both Constellation Software and CGI are in the top 30 largest companies in Canada list by market capitalization.
We the North... home to 🎅 and all that is good.
So, you practically listed 4 small companies that give 75% of Canadian IT index... several others are very small lol. Start listing US IT companies lol

And how many Canadian companies are trading on Nasdaq?!
On the other hand small Israel 79. “ Israel has the 3rd most companies listed on the Nasdaq, after the US and China.”
 

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Go to the US and live there for a couple of years. I went to school there years ago. It is like going to a different planet.
 

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So, you practically listed 4 small companies that give 75% of Canadian IT index... several others are very small lol. Start listing US IT companies lol

And how many Canadian companies are trading on Nasdaq?!
On the other hand small Israel 79. “ Israel has the 3rd most companies listed on the Nasdaq, after the US and China.”
Good thing then that Trudeau signed a deal with Israel to share technological advancement.
 

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In other labour news, Montreal hospitals are in danger of closing their ER departments after losing so many RNs and staff.

They are down to 50% of the workforce needed and can't find anyone to fill the vacant positions.

Private nursing employers pay higher wages and benefits to attract staff.

There are also 854 vacant nursing positions in New Brunswick.

If Alberta carries through with their plans to cut wages and benefits to nurses, they might well end up in the same situation as Quebec.

Someone should tell the Kenney government.......be careful what you wish for.


Where are all those bright young people who have Canada as their first choice ready to fill the skilled employment position?
Surely there shouldn't be any shortages with everyone with a brain killing themselves to come to Canada?
 

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Where are all those bright young people who have Canada as their first choice ready to fill the skilled employment position?
Surely there shouldn't be any shortages with everyone with a brain killing themselves to come to Canada?
Lol I was going to say driving taxis then I saw the next post.
 

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Good thing then that Trudeau signed a deal with Israel to share technological advancement.
Canada leader in Technology
Good thing then that Trudeau signed a deal with Israel to share technological advancement.
Canada can send Israel some of Microsoft's Dominion voting machines so the citizens in Israel can do their patriotic duty & vote 300 years after they are dead :) So Gates with his monopoly on world health who can not stop a virus on his soft ware can also have a monopoly on who gets elected :) Maybe the lab in Winnipeg can send Israel a virus like it did China for gain of function ?
 

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Our city is doing very well creating tech jobs and attracting talent. Carfax is one of a number of online companies residing here.

Ontario is also doing well, with Toronto ranked 4th for tech talent in North America and Waterloo closely behind.

The top five markets for tech talent in North America in 2020 were the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Washington, D.C., Toronto, and New York City.

Waterloo Region also posted strong numbers with 47 per cent growth in tech talent employment since 2015.


Go Canada !

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The top five markets for tech talent in North America in 2020 were the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Washington, D.C., Toronto, and New York City.


Go Canada !

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Sags your joking right :) lol all except Toronto (Toronto has gone crazy with lock downs) are in democratic states in the US that have been run into the ground & people are leaving.
 

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To put it simple people, the USA is for winners, and Canada is for losers.
We are losers, aren’t we?
... ironic for a "CMF member" to say "Canadians" are a bunch of "losers".

USA = land of gun-toting fanatics = no thanks.
 

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Sags your joking right :) lol all except Toronto (Toronto has gone crazy with lock downs) in democratic states in the US that have been run into the ground & people are leaving.
... good. Let the crazies leave then. And far far far away. Better yet, hope our southernly neighbour welcome them with open arms too.
 

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... good. Let the crazies leave then. And far far far away. Better yet, hope our southernly neighbour welcome them with open arms too.
Iam talking about people leaving the democratic states that have been run into the ground not people leaving Canada. Stock up with food build shelters to hide with plenty of ammo or go to safer ground. Until people start fighting for their life then join the fight. The agenda is to kill jab everyone. Would not surprise me to have a food shortage this fall/winter so those that have the kill jab that is attacking their body can not shop for those in hiding with food rations in place.
 

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It is the unvaccinated in the Republican States that are filling up their hospitals and dying from COVID.

Politicians in deeply Republican States are now urging people to get vaccinated. It is a different story talking brave when the urban areas were getting hit hard with infections, but not so easy now that rural Republican areas have their own hospitals systems on the verge of collapse.
 

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Iam talking about people leaving the democratic states that have been run into the ground not people leaving Canada.
... no, re-read your post.

Sags your joking right :) lol all except Toronto (Toronto has gone crazy with lock downs) in democratic states in the US that have been run into the ground & people are leaving.
From your POV, Toronto has gone crazy with the lockdowns, hence, being an exception to the democratic states in the US which means Toronto is no longer a democratic state. And according to you, it has been run into the ground and people are leaving because of this.

So when are you planning to leave Toronto or better yet, altogether from Canada, the undemocratic country run/governed by another bunch of crazies or Nazis over at Queen's Park/Parliament Hills for a democratic country such as the USA?

Stock up with food build shelters to hide with plenty of ammo or go to safer ground. Until people start fighting for their life then join the fight. The agenda is to kill jab everyone. Would not surprise me to have a food shortage this fall/winter so those that have the kill jab that is attacking their body can not shop for those in hiding with food rations in place.
...sounds pretty right the USA is your destination to be.
 
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