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FUTURE: Latin America, Canada, Africa and the Nordic countries could be Indian IT Hubs

Shivendra Singh, vice president and head of global trade development at Nasscom

United States, May 3 (UITV) - Due to the impact of visa rules in countries like the US, Australia and Singapore for foreign skilled workers creating pathways for countries like Latin America, Canada, Africa and the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) to emerge as IT hubs for Indians.

According to some top hiring consultants, Indian techies will be attracted by several new markets and could be hired in Europe, the Middle East and Japan without any restrictions.

However, the US remains the most important market for IT talent, “even as we are seeing some talent moving towards Europe, East Africa and Kenya. We are also working on a project to skill Indians to go to Japan as enquiries are coming in from there,” said Manmeet Singh, president, Experis ITManpowerGroup India.

Kris Lakshmikanth, managing director at Head Hunters India, said, “Indian IT talent will grow in a big way in Canada where language won’t be a problem for Indians.”

Shivendra Singh, vice president and head of global trade development at Nasscom, said that traditionally, the Indian IT export market had about 60% going to the US. “But with the US, Singapore and Australia affected by visa norms, new IT hubs like Japan, Australia, China, Israel, the Nordic countries, Middle East, Africa and Mexico will come up in the next few years,” he said.

This could be a great opportunity for Indians to showcase their IT skills “With the technology landscape evolving, so will the nature of skills required to work”.