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Why tech giants love Vancouver

Fortune is the latest U.S. national media outlet to take notice of Vancouver’s rise as a technology hub, which it attributes to U.S. immigration restrictions, made even stiffer (and expected to get moreso) under the Trump administration. But there may be a more compelling reason for the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook to bulk up their B.C. operations: according to this survey, tech workers in Vancouver are the lowest paid among major cities in North America, with an average compensation of just US$45,500 per year. We expect that was measured before the recent run-up in the Canadian dollar, but still.