Trump continues to fuel Canada’s global talent advantage: U of T professors

October 11, 2017

US President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigration has given Canada a golden opportunity to attract the world’s top talent, write University of Toronto professors Richard Florida and Joshua Gans. The authors highlight the investments that top tech companies like Google and Uber have made in Canada-based research, adding that Canada’s major cities have also become some of the globe’s major centres for finance and investment. “As the US global brand wanes, Canada's grows in stature,” the authors conclude. “Many things point in Canada's favour, but the country and its cities can't rest on their laurels. The competition for global talent is a long, hard game. It will take sustained work to turn Canada's talent opportunity today into real and lasing advantage for the future.” Globe and Mail