A guide to outsourcing in Canada.
- Overall Ranking: Declining
- Average 2nd Year Programmer
Salary: More than $20,000
- Geopolitical Risk: Low
- English Proficency: Excellent
- Pros: Second largest outsourcing
market in the world (after India), earning nearly $13.7
billion in IT and BPO. Capability for complex
integration technology and services. Fifth in people
and skills availability, according to A.T. Kearney.
Attractive nearshoring option for U.S., with
high-quality service, low risks. Low turnover. Ideal
spot for English-speaking call centers.
- Cons: Shift in exchange rates
undid much of previous advantage in labor arbitrage,
property overheads. Some U.S. cities now cheaper. May
continue to lose attractiveness as services offered by
lower-cost countries mature.
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