Canada trying to lure Silicon Valley tech workers

(AP)—The Canadian government is trying to lure Silicon Valley tech workers who are frustrated by U.S. visa policies, just as Congress wrestles with a long-sought overhaul of America's immigration system.

Canada's minister of citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism arrived in the San Francisco Bay area Friday for a four-day visit aimed at snapping up talent for his country's high-tech economy by offering startup entrepreneurs a new visa.

The San Jose Mercury News reported earlier that (bit.ly/11IW2QA ) a billboard sporting a giant red maple leaf went up off Highway 101 on the road to , part of a Canadian encouraging tech workers to head north.

The new "startup visa" will grant permanent residency to entrepreneurs who can start a business in Canada and raise enough venture capital.


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