While Canada generally and Toronto specifically may not yet be ready to replace the United States and San Francisco as the leading hotbeds for tech innovation, they’re coming up fast.
There’s a lot on the plus side: Top-notch schools, with their incubators and accelerators. The requisite skilled workers, with pay scales and benefits to attract and keep them. Growing levels of investment make a difference, along with an overall environment for working and living that ranks up with the best.
And even better, there’s the charismatic Prime Minister Justin Trudeau out there selling Canada’s message of inclusiveness and tech readiness. It’s a welcome one in the face of the doubt and uncertainty being sowed in the United States by an America-first president who would close off borders to Muslims and others.
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