Tapping Into Canadian Tech Talent

In-person session | Learn

March 24, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Room: Hattie North

Seeking high quality tech talent? Or looking to expand your career horizons? With world-class universities and lower-cost markets an arms reach away, discover how U.S. based businesses can connect into a new talent pool.

6:00 - 6:45pm: MobSquad - Canada As A Destination for Global Tech Talent

Join Arif Khimani, President & COO of MobSquad for a session that breaks down everything you need to know about Canada as a destination for global technology talent. Topics covered will include:

  • Canada as an H-1B Alternative - what to do if your team members are unsuccessful in the H-1B lottery or if team members have expiring STEM OPT visas
  • Canada as a Global Talent Hub - how Canada is able to attract and retain the best talent globally
  • What companies should consider when working with technology talent in Canada
  • Canada Immigration 101 - A breakdown of the Canadian immigration system. The main focus will be on Canada's immigration programs available to technology workers, including work permits and visas, permanent residency (a Canadian "Green Card"), and citizenship
  • Case studies and success stories of engineers immigrating to and working in Canada. The case studies and examples shared will be different during each session
  • How MobSquad can help facilitate your "virtual Canadian subsidiary"

6:45 - 730pm: Talent Mobility Options in Canada

Representatives will describe the opportunity for investors, entrepreneurs and talent that can be found in Canada's immigration system. Learn what Canadian immigration programs are available for your U.S. based enterprises.

Led by David Humphrey, Senior Immigration Officer, Consulate General of Canada

March 24, 2022


Hosted at CIC St. Louis at 4240 Duncan Ave #200, St. Louis, MO 63110, United States – just follow the Venture Café signage. Be sure to check in 15 minutes before your desired sessions start, to make sure you can find your way and grab a drink.

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