U.S. Hands Canada an Opening in Tech


Canada as a new tech hub? Not as crazy as you may think. From Vancouver to Victoria, Montreal to Mississauga, young, talented people are flocking to the "loft apartment above the really good party". As Noah Smith describes in this twitter thread, Canada's got a well oiled immigration system, a top ranked education system, "abundant capital, English ability, cultural ties to all the world's big markets, a business-friendly legal environment, and relatively low taxes". Its cities are fun, beautiful, safe, diverse, and - most importantly - affordable. Historically the problem has been brain drain - the best and brightest fly south for the...ever. Given the current political climate in the US, this could all be changing.


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