10 Oct '17, 6pm

Where’s the next Silicon Valley? How about Ottawa or Toronto? https://t.co/d1CPqHYMNb

Where’s the next Silicon Valley? How about Ottawa or Toronto? https://t.co/d1CPqHYMNb

Yes, there’s a big Trump effect on the number of job seekers looking to become U.S. expats. Let’s get that out of the way to start with. The number of searches for jobs in Canada by U.S. residents took a big jump immediately after the U.S. election, and again after the January presidential inauguration. In fact, Canada’s immigration site crashed on election night. Online job search firm Indeed looked at this phenomenon from a tech perspective, and found that software engineers and other tech workers are typically more interested in Canadian jobs than the general workforce. What’s more, says Indeed, their interest zooms in on two metropolitan areas: Ottawa and Toronto. Overall, people living in the United States but checking out jobs in Canada gravitated to Toronto—not surprising, given that Toronto is Canada’s largest city. But for tech-job seekers, Ottawa edges out Toront...

Full article: https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/at-work/te...

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