Friday, July 06, 2007

Canada as a location for US companies to relocate foreign workers

A headline from today's Wall Street Journal says
"Microsoft plans to open a software development center in Canada this fall to attract talent and avoid U.S. immigration issues."
Yahoo picked up the story yesterday and elaborates that
"The Vancouver, British Columbia location will be one of only a handful development centers outside the company's headquarters in Redmond, Wash., the software company said Thursday. It previously announced plans to build sites in Boston and Bellevue, Wash."
Clearly, they picked Vancouver because of the ease of access to Microsoft HQ (only 140 miles apart).

It will be interesting to see if many other US companies choose to make a similar move.

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