An artificial intelligence startup in New York’s Flatiron district was recently looking to expand, adding new engineers who happened to know a niche computer language. The people it hired hail from Morocco, Belarus, France, Georgia and Canada. But they are not working in Manhattan. They are in Montreal, where immigration policies make it possible to get work permits within two weeks, and the Canadian tech industry is aggressively trying to woo foreign companies.
"As Trump Tightens Legal Immigration, Canada Woos Tech Firms" is from the December 19, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Liz Robbins and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.