Why Canada?

Toronto

We are the 2nd best North American city in the world, but the 1st in machine learning. 

Ranked 4th globally by the Economist’s Liveability Index and noted as a hotbed for machine learning, Toronto has both the civic qualities and critical mass of technology innovators to make this an ideal city for AI entrepreneurs. 

We have talent, and lots of it.

Situated at the nucleus of top academic institutions like the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto, we are swimming in the next generation of local and affordable tech talent.  

Our tech innovation ecosystem is vibrant, robust, and growing. 

Between 2010 and 2015, our tech sector grew by 14.6% and 50,000 jobs. Today, 15% of all jobs are in tech. Toronto is also home to a critical mass of innovators, RIC’s, academic institutions, and government supporters excited about fueling the next generation of tech innovation. 

Canada

We are home to pioneering champions of AI research.  

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) was the first funder to the global artificial intelligence movement in Canada, and continues to support AI innovators through award-winning research, capital, and other valuable resources. 

We believe good business thrives because of multiculturalism and diversity, and prioritize talent immigration for small, high-growth businesses. 

Canada’s Global Skills Strategy will expedite the VISA process, making it easier for Canadian businesses to attract the top-tier talent they need to succeed.

Our national innovation ecosystem Trumps. Period. 

This is an exciting time in Canada where municipal, provincial, and federal leadership are significantly aligned in their goal of building the future through tech and entrepreneurship. Here, you won’t find divisive, controlling tactics or static, old-age thinking. You’ll find forward-thinking leaders in an ecosystem eager to support you and your ideas.