Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Shopify Sees Big Uptick in U.S. Job Applicants after Trump's Election, CEO Says

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Shopify Sees Big Uptick in U.S. Job Applicants after Trump's Election, CEO Says

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More Americans applying for Shopify jobs: CEO

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TORONTO - It's a great time for Canadian startups to attract top talent from south of the border as the U.S. government is creating an unwelcoming environment, the chief executive of Shopify says.

"The Americans are doing a really great job of uninviting a lot of kinds of people who otherwise would go there," said Tobias Lutke, who founded the e-commerce platform firm in 2004.

Since U.S. President Donald Trump assumed office in January, he's signed a number of controversial executive orders, including a ban on travel to the U.S. from several predominantly Muslim countries, and other measures, such as withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Lutke said Shopify (TSX:SHOP) has been receiving many more applications from job seekers in the U. …

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