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Canadian Startup Uses Trump to Lure Tech Workers

An anonymous reader writes: A Canadian startup “is using Republican front-runner Donald Trump in its latest campaign to recruit tech talent,” reports Silicon Beat. The company’s site claims that 31% of Americans they’d surveyed would consider moving to Canada if Trump were elected President. “Now, while we don’t think Americans will actually move en masse to Canada if the election doesn’t go their way, we do want to extend an offer. Because it’s the polite, Canadian thing to do.” The Washington Post reported a surge in Google searches in March for “how can I move to Canada,” actually slowing down the Canadian government’s immigration web site.
Meanwhile, a coalition of Canadian mayors is visiting California this week to promote Canada’s booming technology sector. Toronto’s mayor told Bloomberg, “The embracing of diversity as opposed to it being some sort of political issue is a huge advantage we have.”

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