Canadian tech leaders of Indian origin feel that visa restrictions imposed by Donald Trump, the US President, was a godsend for hiring and investing in technology in Canada.
Shafin Diamond Tejani, the CEO of Fantasy 360, a company that creates immersive experiences and games, was quoted by the Indo-Asian News Service as saying that this has provided Canada with a fabulous opportunity to hire the best Indian talent which can come, work and live there. He added that they were already receiving enquiries from Indian tech workers, located both in India and the US, about shifting to Vancouver.
Tejani is working with his partner Ray Walia, an NRI in Vancouver who runs a non-profit tech incubator, on smoothening ways to attract crème-da-la-crème of the Indian tech sector from India.
Both are part of technology community of Canada that has written to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, pressing him to grant visas to those affected by America’s new immigration policy.
In a letter to Trudeau, they said that they could create global companies that would boost their economy by opting to train, mentor and hire the best talent in the world. They added that innovation can be powered to benefit the world by welcoming diversity.
Together with his associates, Tejani is aiming to bring a dozen start-ups from India with a thrust on Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) to British Columbia, which is also beset by a shortage of programmers and other skilled professionals in IT sector.
Tejani said he was confident of doing this. Meanwhile, Ray Walia wants to use the current political scenario in the US to offer specialised services for Indian tech workers wanting to settle in Canada
Walia added that his organisation’s startup visa programme will allow Indians to grow businesses from Canada and continue serving the Indian market and growing operations in India as well.
India’s IT outsourcing industry, valued at about $108 billion and providing employment close to four million people, will be forced to look at other countries if America goes ahead with its visa restrictions.
If you are looking to migrate to Canada, contact Y-Axis, Indian’s leading immigration consultancy firm, to apply for a work visa from one of its several offices located in the largest cities of the country.