Canada Trying To Lure Silicon Valley Tech Workers

Looks like Canada has great Jobs for the technical people who cannot get a job. However, there is a caveat of the Points-based Immigration System of Canada. Not all that wanted to go and work there can pass the Points-based System. Unless, Canada is relaxing these requirements.

CBS San Francisco

SAN JOSE (CBS / AP) — The Canadian government has launched an aggressive campaign to lure Silicon Valley tech workers frustrated by U.S. visa policies northward, just as Congress wrestles with a long-sought overhaul of America’s immigration system.

Canada’s minister of citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, arrived in the Bay area Friday for a four-day visit aimed at snapping up talent for his country’s high-tech economy by offering startup entrepreneurs a new visa.

“I think everyone knows the American system is pretty dysfunctional,” Kenney said. “I’m going to the Bay Area to spread the message that Canada is open for business; we’re open for newcomers. If they qualify, we’ll give them the Canadian equivalent of a green card as soon as they arrive.”

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The new “startup visa” will grant permanent residency to entrepreneurs who can start a business in Canada and raise enough venture…

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