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Amazon has opened an office in Ottawa and is on a hiring spree. (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS)
Amazon has opened an office in Ottawa and is on a hiring spree. (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS)

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There has been much teeth-gnashing over the years about the great brain drain of smart, accomplished Canadians to the United States for marquee jobs with big tech firms. But with global tech sector talent in such hot demand, several Canadians have shown that, if you hold out in the face of a motivated bidder for your services, the brain drain can not only be plugged, but reversed. Tech giants such as Microsoft, Yahoo, TripAdvisor and Google are willing to not only keep coveted Canadians where they are, but let them build and manage teams in their local markets.

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