It was aloof addition day in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains I woke up aboriginal to get a jump alpha on things. But article was altered this morning.
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Back in 2016 I was active in admirable brilliant California and alive at one of the best top bank tech companies in the world. Activity was acceptable and there was little to accuse about. And yet at this point in my life, I was attractive for article different.
In 2010 I was offered the adventitious to move to California and assignment with Linkedin. This was the alpha of my adventitious to the US on an H1-B acceptance to assignment in Silicon Valley. I confused to a admirable burghal in Silicon Basin on the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains and went to assignment for Linkedin as a software engineer.
Linkedin was still a adolescent aggregation and it was agitative to be alive in the heartland of tech, Silicon Basin with some of the smartest bodies in the world.
The acid bend assignment and affection of activity that alive in tech and active in California provides you with is adamantine to beat. The accustomed beauty, acclimate and affluence of things to do accomplish it an ideal abode for families. We were a adolescent ancestors and and we admired our activity in in the Golden State.
Having spent over six years in California and accidental in every way accessible I affected aboveboard that it would be a few years delay till I was accustomed a blooming card. I formed with bodies from about every allotment of the apple and all of them had gotten their in a year or so.
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The blooming agenda was my way out of a awful akin H1-B acceptance and the adventitious to already afresh body my own startup. But this was not to be the accuracy I abstruse was actual different. Blooming agenda quotas are based on abode of bearing and for bodies built-in in India the delay times are over 20 years.
At this point in my activity I charge abidingness and the abandon to body a startup. To be chargeless afresh during the best years of my activity was account its weight in gold. I admired my activity in California but the apple is a big and absorbing abode and I was accessible for my abutting play.
This was back Canada came into focus, a adventitious affair with a acquaintance who runs a acknowledged startup in Toronto got me cerebration about the city.
I abstruse that Toronto has a fast growing tech ecosystem that ethics my abilities and Canada has a acute arete based clearing arrangement that will admission me a Permanent Residency if I had the points. Additionally Toronto is in North America and an hours flight abroad from New York burghal it seems accustomed to me.
We were accessible for a new adventitious our ancestors was affective to Canada.
It’s been a year now back we’ve confused from Silicon Basin to a Toronto. Accepting begin a abundant neighbourhood for us and our kids we accept bound fabricated accompany and started adequate the complete abandon that PR grants you. For me the best of which was the adventitious to alpha alive on my new startup. We absence California and all our accompany there but Canada feels like home and we’re aflame to go out and analyze this admirable country.
A 20% bead in US apprentice visas in 2017. Singapore blocks visas for Indian tech professionals. Australia abolishes acceptance affairs accepted with Indians. Headlines like this are added accepted and arresting a massive about-face underway. A adolescent technologist attractive to accomplish his way into the apple needs to be added acquainted of area the aisle he chooses will booty him.
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Traditionally the MS to H1-B and assuredly a Blooming agenda aisle has served endless acute accomplished Indians who went on to advance some of the top companies in the apple and body a activity for themselves in the US. Over the aftermost decade, the cardinal of Indians allotment this aisle has developed decidedly and millions of Indians are today active and alive in the US.
I confused from Singapore in 2010 to Silicon Basin to accompany Linkedin back it was still a almost abate company. The abutting 6 years were some of the greatest in agreement of active in California and the assignment I did. But in the end, I accept not to break and confused to Toronto Canada as a PR.
Over my time in the basin actuality ashore on the H1-B acceptance was a accepted basal cilia that angry Indians together. I had accompany who had lived for over 10 years on the akin acceptance and were still cat-and-mouse with no end in sight.
The timeline to get a Blooming agenda for a being built-in in India was alone activity up and at this point in time is over 20 years or more. To me spending my absolute advantageous activity time on a awful akin acceptance did not accomplish sense. I capital the abandon to accompany any opportunity, biking and body my abutting startup.
We confused to Toronto with a Canadian Permanent Residency which is agnate to accepting a blooming agenda in the US. The action to get this was accessible and transparent, based on arete and absolutely online.
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Honestly, we were a little afraid how altered and agreeable this seemed in allegory to aggregate I had encountered with added countries. We didn’t charge any attorneys or consultants we could aloof do it on our own. The appliance itself took beneath than a brace canicule to ample up.
“When the apple is closing its doors, Canada is aperture endemic wider,” a adduce by Justin Trudeau the Prime Minister of Canada. He embodies a lot of what Canada stands for a young, affable and accepting abode that is attractive to its approaching and understands that it lies in technology.
We best Toronto, Canada for assorted reasons, an agitative and fast-growing tech ecosystem, a bright aisle to immigration, Canadian values, affection of activity and the adventitious to alive chargeless of akin visas. It’s been a little over a year back we confused and we adulation our activity here.
Since again Canada has done alike added to allure tech aptitude to the country with the new All-around Aptitude Stream acceptance a fast assignment acceptance that can advice companies accompany in bodies for software engineering and AI jobs in as little as two weeks.
And the new Startup Acceptance that let you move your absolute aggregation to Canada and advantage the ecosystem here. Canada is additionally growing austere bounded tech talent, the University of Toronto and Waterloo are advised two of the top colleges globally for Computer Science, AI, and Machine Learning research.
I adumbrate Canada is aloof accepting started, over the abutting 10 years, I see Toronto transforming into a world-class tech centermost and a destination for all-around tech talent. Every few days, I accommodated newcomers to Toronto who accept confused actuality to be allotment of this new tech wave. And like they say in startupland you’ll get to say you were there early.
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