Toronto has solidified its claim as the #1 tech city for immigrants in Canada - and the #1 growing tech hub in North America!
A new report shows Toronto, Ontario is the #1 tech city in North America. CBRE scores U.S. and Canadian cities on their tech talent. In their 2020 report, Toronto was #1 on the list in Canada for 2020 with a ranking of 87.6, and added 36.5% more workers between 2014 and 2019 — making tech workers 8.8% of the city's total workforce. Their 2019 study showed that Toronto saw the biggest growth in technology jobs of any North American city over the past five years, more than San Francisco, New York and Seattle.
Toronto is attracting tech talent faster than any other city in North America, and is now the 4th largest tech hub in North America, following the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington and Seattle.
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Why Tech Chooses Toronto
Multiple private and public factors have contributed to Toronto's growth as a technology center.
- Canada Wants Immigrants
Canada is actively recruiting skilled and educated newcomers to help rebuild the economy, replace an ageing workforce and create new jobs for Canadians.
- Canada Immigration Programs
Canada and Ontario's immigration policies actively target immigrant entrepreneurs, tech founders and students to help the country's economic growth and to create jobs for Canadians:
- The Pandemic
Work and travel restrictions resulted in more tech workers working from home, and working from anywhere. As a result, tech workers could live where they wanted to live, not where the jobs were located. And many skilled foreign workers view Toronto and Canada overall as an ideal place to immigrate for its high quality of life and progressive immigration policies.
- Trump Policies
Former United States President Trump's administration tightened restrictions on visas for foreign workers. The immigration policies and difficulty in qualifying for an H-1B visa made the U.S. less attractive for skilled tech workers and the businesses who hire them - and strengthened Canada's competitive edge to attract tech workers.
- Strategic Marketing
- Ontario launched an ad campaign targeting Silicon Valley
- MaRS is a public-private partnership between Canadian tech companies and the Ontario government to create a physical space where made-in-Canada tech ventures can thrive and to attract highly-skilled immigrants.
- Canada's investment in startups is driving the demand for senior tech talent.
Toronto Tech Sector
Toronto immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah says Canada is a desirable destination for foreign tech workers:
Canada's quality of life and values are very appealing to highly skilled immigrants and entrepreneurs who want to move to Canada. Our cost of living, education system and healthcare are excellent. Ackah Law helps skilled tech immigrants from around the globe who want to move to Canada to work or build their business and help build a stronger Canada.
Are You A Tech Worker Who Wants to Move To Toronto?
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