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If You Worked Here, You'd Be Far Away From Trump By Now

A Canadian startup has come up with an innovative way of luring Silicon Valley talent to the Great White North. Come work for us, because we have really good people, great benefits, and Donald Trump doesn't live here!

Ontario tech engineering startup Sortable has it all sorted out, apparently. It's placed a yuuuuge photo of Mr. Trump atop its hiring page, beckoning U.S. techies to consider making the move to calm and welcoming Canada! Here, read it for yourself.

Okay, I have to ask: Is Sortable pulling our leg, or is this for real? On the one hand, Bloomberg reported the story on Friday, which lends credibility. On the other hand, Friday was April Fool's Day. Hmm.

Well, one must admit Sortable has come up with an innovative recruitment idea that might just be part of a larger recruitment strategy. Bloomberg reports that a group of Canadian mayors will be traveling to California to promote Canada's diverse startup community. Plus, Canada recently elected a hip and modern prime minister in Justin Trudeau, so Canada is definitely trending. Oh, no. Somebody better get in a Tesla convertible and drive around ubiquitous Silicon Valley office parks shouting, "The Canadians are coming! The Canadians are coming!"

Sortable admits that it doesn't expect very many Americans to pack up and move to Canada, but opening the door a tiny bit to the possibility is "the polite, Canadian thing to do." You know, if you work in Silicon Valley and would be willing to relocate to work with some really great, really fantastic people. Oh, Canada.

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