There’s no question that talent remains a hot topic of conversation in Canadian tech. With the upcoming fast-track visa as part of the federal government’s Global Skills Strategy, and recent… political changes south of the border, interest amongst Canadian tech leaders to convince potential hires to ‘Go North’ has never been higher.
There’s also the small fact that Canada needs more talent to help scale its companies globally, and fill the 218,000 new ICT positions that will reportedly be open by 2020.
But what’s the process for attracting and immigrating tech talent to Canada from around the world? What are the pitfalls? Are there Trump cards at play?
BetaKit has teamed up with PwC to answer your questions about bringing tech talent to Canada during an interactive Facebook Live chat. If you have a question about immigrating tech talent that you want answered, please join us Tuesday! Can’t join? Post your question in the comments section below (like to remain anonymous with your question? Use our tips line).
Facebook Live chat: Immigrating tech talent to Canada
Tuesday, February 28th, 12:30PM-1:00PM EST
Douglas Soltys – Editor-in-chief, BetaKit
Special Guest Participants:
Melodie Hughes – Partner, Canadian Immigration at PwC
Ben Baldwin – Founder, ScaleDriver and The Founder City Project