Over the summer, the Canadian government unveiled its Tech Talent Strategy, which aims to attract global tech workers to come to Canada. Promoting Canada as a destination for digital nomads is one of the four key pillars of the strategy. Digital nomads are location-independent workers who use technology to do their jobs remotely, travelling to different countries for brief periods.

The government hopes that digital nomads coming to Canada will seek employment and eventually settle down here. However, that thinking is at odds with the notion of digital nomadism.

Today in The Conversation Canada, Hari KC and Anna Triandafyllidou from Toronto Metropolitan University write about the challenges and policies the government will need to address to successfully bring digital nomads to Canada.

“Rhetoric around attracting and retaining tech talent is one thing,” they write, “but implementing it demands that the government clarify and adjust its policies in many other areas such as taxation, social protection and health care.”

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Ibrahim Daair

Culture + Society Editor

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Canada’s digital nomad program could attract tech talent — but would they settle down?

Hari KC, Toronto Metropolitan University; Anna Triandafyllidou, Toronto Metropolitan University

The Canadian government wants to attract digital nomads to come to Canada. However, to be successful the program requires clarity on issues like tax and social benefits.

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Storm William D Gourley, McMaster University; Drew Higgins, McMaster University

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The movie offers both Hollywood history and Cruise’s presence as weapons of human resistance to the hazards of AI in filmmaking.

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