CGI, Deloitte, etc in Toronto vs Big Tech in USA
What would the benefits be of working at somewhere like CGI, IBM, or similar around the GTA versus going to FAANG or similar in the US?
Friend's dad is a director or something at CGI and was trying to sell it as the best choice after graduation. I think I have my mind set on something else but always good to hear other perspectives. I am a Canadian citizen with a BSc in CS and then MSc (ML in Healthcare) from a Top 10. Interned previously in SV and NYC. Interested in doing backend, ML Eng, systems, etc type of work after graduation.
I just don't see these consulting firms beating out a TC of US$150-200k that I'd get at a tech giant. That's over CA$200k and I'm seeing salaries of under CA$70k starting at CGI. Plus the type of tech I want to work on, work environment, and the problems I am interested in is not what CGI et al. offer, from my understanding.