“Indian Tech Workers Flock to Canada: Over 15,000 Professionals Make the Move”
– Canada’s tech-friendly immigration policies and lower labor costs have attracted more than 32,000 tech workers, with India leading the way with 15,097 professionals migrating to Canada between April 2022 and March 2023.
– Mississauga and Montreal emerge as top destinations for tech talent, with nearly 1,900 tech workers moving to Mississauga and 959 to Montreal during the same period.
According to a report by The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) and Canada’s Tech Network (CTN), India has become the primary source of tech workers migrating to Canada. The country’s immigration-friendly policies and cost advantages have attracted over 15,000 Indian tech professionals to Canada between April 2022 and March 2023. Alongside India, Nigeria also contributed significantly with 1,808 tech workers making the move. Mississauga and Montreal have emerged as hotspots for IT professionals, with 1,900 tech workers moving to Mississauga and 959 to Montreal during the same period. These cities boast thriving tech ecosystems, with Mississauga housing nearly 1,000 IT companies and over 300,000 tech professionals. Montreal’s tech ecosystem has also experienced significant growth of around 31% from 2015 to 2020. This migration of tech workers not only addresses the ongoing global talent shortage but also signifies a promising future for Canada’s tech workforce.
In addition to India and Nigeria, Canada is also attracting American talent from major US cities such as Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Canada’s open work permit policy for H1-B visa holders from the United States aims to attract top tech talent. Reports indicate that approximately 75% of H1-B visa holders in the US are from India. With this new opportunity for open work permits, Canada’s efforts are likely to benefit Indian professionals seeking career opportunities in the country.
Overall, Canada’s tech-friendly environment, immigration policies, and cost advantages have made it an attractive destination for Indian tech workers. The migration of these professionals not only fills the talent gap but also points towards a prosperous future for Canada’s tech industry.