Recently, unemployment has hit many American IT workers. But there is one glimmer of hope: Canada is calling. Keane, Inc. in Nova Scotia is actively hiring IT workers and 5% of its work force is American. The company is recruiting in the US.

One turnoff for potential employees is the salary of 60,000 Canadian which translates to about $45,000 US dollars. IT workers are used to higher salaries. However, the company says that the costs of living in Halifax, Nova Scotia are very low.

Keane, Inc. is based in Boston but its application development center is in Canada because costs are lower. Canada's largest IT company CGI Group also reports that business is good but it does not have stats on how many American workers it hired.