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Canada’s Global Skills Strategy / Fast Track Work Permit to start June 2017

As US becomes more and more complicated to get work permits for, Canada is opening up to skilled labour candidates. Canadian Government is introducing a fast track program to bring skilled talent into Canada called “Global Skills”. This was announced Thursday morning in Toronto by Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, and … Continue reading Canada’s Global Skills Strategy / Fast Track Work Permit to start June 2017

Montreal startup Dialogue, benefits provider, raises $4M, expanding to Ontario

Dialogue raised $4m in funding from BDC Capital, and Hacking Health Accelerator. They are now will be expanding to Ontario but still operating in Quebec. Dialogue offers a range of healthcare services to employees and their families. We work hard to keep individuals healthy, present at work, productive and happy. Through Dialogue, employees can chat with a … Continue reading Montreal startup Dialogue, benefits provider, raises $4M, expanding to Ontario

Uber is finally coming back to Vancouver, BC to subsidize taxi industry

Uber is coming back to Vancouver at the end of 2017, Province of British Columbia has announced.  While deciding to bring back the ride sharing service, the province has also decided to level the playing field by subsidizing the taxi industry by providing  “$1 million to help the taxi industry develop an app with the … Continue reading Uber is finally coming back to Vancouver, BC to subsidize taxi industry

Amazon acquires Winnipeg based Thinkbox Software

Seattle based Amazon acquired mostly Winnipeg based ThinkBox, software company providing unique solutions for artists in the entertainment industry, for undisclosed amount of money. Thinkbox Software has provided creative tools and pipeline technology for both small and large scale projects including the worlds largest feature films. Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Thor, Green Lantern, Harry … Continue reading Amazon acquires Winnipeg based Thinkbox Software

Toronto Sensibill, mobile banking app, closes $17.3 million in funding

Sensibill raised $17.3m in funding from Operative Capital, Mistral Venture Partners, and Impression Ventures. Sensibill offers a suite of value-added services for mobile banking apps centered around the everyday receipt and enabled by machine learning. Corey Gross, Co-Founder and CEO of Sensibill said: “We knew that people wanted an intuitive and secure solution for managing their … Continue reading Toronto Sensibill, mobile banking app, closes $17.3 million in funding

Techstars Launches Accelerator in Toronto – Sorry Montreal / Vancouver

A major U.S.-based accelerator, TechStars , for promising young technology companies is set to announce plans to launch its first Canadian chapter in Toronto, two sources with knowledge of the plans said on Wednesday. It was not clear when the Toronto program would host its first cohort. As of mid-2016, Techstars has accepted over 800 … Continue reading Techstars Launches Accelerator in Toronto – Sorry Montreal / Vancouver

Montreal WorkJam, workforce software, raised $12m

WorkJam, startup from Montreal, Canada with over 30 employees have raised $12m  from Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Blumberg Capital, Founder Collective, NovelTMT and WorkJam’s management team. WorkJam enables employers to improve labor cost management and sales through better communication with their workforce, enhanced employee self-service and a better customer experience through a more motivated and engaged … Continue reading Montreal WorkJam, workforce software, raised $12m