With any election, the results are disappointing for tens of millions of voters. The victory of president-elect Donald Trump is no different this year and it has many at least looking at what it might take to live in another country. At least, the crashing of Canada's immigration site would suggest that's true. It's generally a complicated move to make, if not borderline impossible.
But there is an exception in Canada: It's easy to move there if you work in tech. It's not just because the tech industry was largely against a Trump presidency or that California, home to Silicon Valley, voted overwhelmingly against him, but because Canada is looking to bolster their burgeoning tech industry while giving their economy a boost.
Early in November, the Canadian government implemented a handful of measures with the goal of attracting foreign tech workers. The changes will alter how visas work for temporary staff and make them easier to acquire, put fewer barriers on companies hiring foreign talent, and will make obtaining visas easier and quicker (with a two-week turnaround instead of a multi-month turnaround on visas and work permits),