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Big tech conferences overlook U.S. for Canada

Justin Trudeau with his hand over his hear, wearing a dark grey suit with a red tie
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Some of the biggest tech conferences, including Collision, Creative Commons and RightsCon, are being held in Canada instead of the U.S. this year, Financial Post reports, as Canada's tech industry booms amid President Trump's travel ban and tightening of foreign worker policies.

Big picture: Canada has been aggressively recruiting top academic and tech talent recently. Meanwhile the Trump administration has pursued stricter employment-based immigration policies that could have negative impacts on the U.S. tech industry.