The Recruiter.com quotes Montréal lawyer Gilda Villaran and Vancouver lawyer Cindy Switzer in an article about the U.S. travel ban causing top talent to reconsider working in America.
“We have had many individuals – even before the ban, immediately after the election of President Trump – saying, ‘We don’t know what is going to happen in the U.S. We don’t feel that we are welcome here anymore, so we would like to move to Canada,’” says Gilda Villaran, a corporate immigration law partner at Fasken Martineau. “And these are very highly skilled professionals.”
“There are companies who have employees in the U.S. who are potentially in jeopardy, and they want a Canadian entity to move them to,” says Cindy Switzer, a labor and employment lawyer at Fasken Martineau. “[We're hearing] particularly from tech clients, partly because it’s such a mobile industry and employees can do things anywhere.”