Digital nomadism is now more popular than ever. Developed countries are seeing a cultural shift, as tech-savvy workers across the world increase.

Working remotely requires access to a reliable and stable internet service, which limits the number of places where digital nomads can work.

Countries that are Most Popular with Digital Nomads

Studies have shown that the amount of American workers who identify as digital nomads has increased by 131% from 2019, according to an article from MBOpartners. Some of the most popular bases for digital nomads include Bulgaria and Bali, two leading tech hubs. Countries are also offering digital nomad visas specifically for tech workers, along with tailored programs that seek to address some of the many pain points that digital nomads face, such as taxation. Digital nomadism gives skilled workers an alternative path, where they can take advantage of a country with a lower cost of living, while also having a chance to freely travel the world.

Canada is also a prime destination for nomads. They offer nomads the chance to stay for up to six months if working in the tech and software development sector. A lot of this is being driven by Canada’s entertainment scene. According to, 64.5% of people in the country gamble online, so software developers for new and popular casino game releases such as Mighty Wild Panther, Gold Rush Express and 9 Masks of Fire are in high demand. 

With sequels for casino games released regularly to meet continual demand, it’s not hard to see why the country is offering such favourable terms to tech nomads. As of the 2021 census, 16% of Canadians live in rural areas, with sources including Statista showing that 76% have a subscription to an online video service, such as Netflix or Amazon Prime. This supports the online sector and helps drive growth within the industry.

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Estonia the First Country with E-Residencies

Even though Canada has some of the most favourable terms for digital nomads, Estonia was one of the first to pioneer an e-residency program. This helped to attract entrepreneurs from around the world, supporting those who need a flexible base. Japan Airlines has also gone as far as to launch a wardrobe rental service. Digital nomads who are always on the go, will have access to a range of clothing attire for when they arrive. This eliminates the need to carry luggage and helps to lower the aircraft’s weight. Moves like this are helping to greatly reduce the carbon footprint of flights, meaning that digital nomads can travel freely without having as much of an impact on the environment.

More and more countries are adopting new processes to facilitate people who want to work remotely, and in turn, bolstering the tech sector. This is allowing countries to solidify their presence as some of the top tech hubs in the world while attracting global talent. As new countries enter the fold, the race to embrace digital nomadism is on, and things are now more exciting than ever.


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