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Amazon Will Be Hiring 2,500 Employees in THESE 2 Cities in Ontario

If you were thinking of moving west and living in Hamilton – right now might be a good time to move there. Amazon has announced that they will be hiring 2,500 employees in Hamilton as well as Ajax areas.

Amazon mentioned that they would like to have people hired in 2021. Amazon is currently employing over 21,000 of people in Canada.

We’ve had great success with the talented workforce in Ontario, and we look forward to creating an additional 2,500 full-time jobs with competitive pay and benefits starting on day one.

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Sumegha Kumar

Amazon Canada’s customer fulfilment operations director

These fulfillment centers will have about 1,500 people working in Hamilton while 1,000 will work in Ajax. Fulfillment centers are big warehouses where Amazon holds most of the products and ships them out to customers, sometimes the same day you place an order.

Right now, Amazon has 10 fulfillment centers in Ontario and 6 in the rest of Canada.

Amazon continues to hire people around the world, topping 1 million employees, and is now only second to Walmart for number of people hired.

Toronto Startup Tazwiz Helps with Local Hiring

Tazwiz is a personal assistant for Startups, Entrepreneurs and SME to ease daily operations. On the platform, post a task that you need help with, set your budget and requirements. Tazwiz will take care of the rest from connecting you to local students and taskers to handling the payments.

Who started the company? Do you / team members have a tech background? 

Tazwiz was started by Parth Patel while pursuing his computer engineering degree. With many successes and failures in his past startups, Parth never gave up the entrepreneurial dream. When it came to Tazwiz, Parth risked it all and dropped out of college to pursue his passion full-time.

How are you being financed? 

Tazwiz was able to secure an angel investment early on to bring the MVP to life, and recently secured a seed round from a Houston based VC to help Tazwiz expand across Canada and into other parts of the world.

What do you think will be / is a big obstacle to overcome? 

The biggest problem to overcome for any market place is the classic chicken and egg problem. In other words balancing supply and demand. We are growing daily and need to make sure that we have enough taskers (students/professionals) on the site to match the requests of customers. 

How do you go about finding good developers / IT guys for your company? 

When building a good product with a strong vision, you’ll attract developers from where you least expect it. For instance Parth and Orlandson (now Co-Founder and CTO of Tazwiz) had met each other in a summer marketing class. Of course, the rest is history. 

Who is your biggest competition? 

Upwork is our biggest competitor, but unlike them, Tazwiz has uniquely focused on providing our customers with local support of young talented students. We want to corner the niche market of student and freelance employment which is growing by leaps and bounds in this uncertain job economy. Also, there are tasks that people just don’t want to do or would rather pay someone else to do, we offer that service. 

How are you intending on taking your company to million of dollars in revenues? In what markets? 

To reach a million dollars in revenue, our main focus has been in providing value at a community level by collaborating with incubators and government agencies. One of Tazwiz’s core values is that by working together as one, no challenge can be unsolved. 

What is the big lesson you’ve learned (success or failure) with this project.

Investing in a team that has genuine care for your product is the biggest asset for any startup. Throughout the journey, you will be faced with a lot of hurdles but when you have a team that cares, they will sacrifice without you asking; work hard without you asking; and dig deeper without you asking. 

Google to Hire Up To 5,000 Employees in Canada

Google has announced last week that it will be adding three times more employees than they have now in Toronto, Montreal and Waterloo – Kitchener, Ontario.

Google hopes to get the hires in within the next few years. Each location will get a new office. Kitchener is expected to have the largest number of employees hired, as many as 3,000.

Google is following the lead of Amazon, Microsoft, and Shopify – all opening new offices and increasing staff in Canada. This can definitely help persuade some Canadian engineers not to move to USA for work and stay local. On the other hand, with unemployment rate as low as 1% in IT field, this may prevent some local tech companies and startups from hiring local IT talent as salaries might increase and available tech talent decrease.

The open web allows any size company or individual creator in Canada to become a global business and reach customers. Canada’s digital economy is now bigger than its forestry, mining and gas industries, and the transition to digital reflects incredible momentum for Canadian businesses leveraging data and online technologies.

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Ruth Porat

CFO, Google

Google is moving to Canada even though the Canadian government has promised to tax the revenue of advertising-driven digital giants such as Facebook and Google. However, one of Canadian newspapers, Globe and Mail, has investigated and found that the Trudeau government has sent some internal memos wanting to expand Google presence into Canada.

There will be many IT jobs to choose from such as software development, game development, sales leadership, AI research and Cloud expertise.

This new expansion from Microsoft, Shopify, Amazon, and now Google puts tremendous pressure on local tech companies in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa where demand for IT talent has skyrocketed in the last 5 years.

With such a rapid hiring, we can see tech salaries in cities like Montreal , Toronto and Waterloo to grow as the tech giants compete for talent.

Amazon Leases 1.1m SQuare feet office space in Vancouver

Amazon had decided to go all out with its lease of 1.1m of square feet space downtown Vancouver.

Their office will take the entire block and will house thousands of IT workers right downtown Vancouver.

This is the first major deal for Amazon after it decided to back away from their HQ2 in New York City.

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Amazon employs over 6,000 employees in Canadian cities such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

Right now Amazon is using about 300,000 sq ft in Vancouver employing around 1,000 employees.

Amazon always claimed that it wants to add another 5,000 employees in Vancouver but with office space of 1.1m – it can easily house at least 10,000 employees.

The offices should be ready around 2022 / 2023.

Also recently Microsoft leased 69,000 sq ft and gaming company Kabam leased 105,000 sq ft. As you can see it is nowhere near Amazon’s 1.1m space.

After NYC Loses Amazon’s HQ2 – Toronto Tries Again

As you probably have already heard NYC lost its Amazon HQ2 due to much publicized debate in New York City about why a city should subsidize a company with billions of dollars in profits when they can put money to better use to address issues such as shortage of housing and poverty.

Amazon decided to pull out of New York on Thursday last week due to tremendous pressure put by local government. Amazon was supposed to invest billions of dollars and hire 50,000 high-paying mainly tech jobs.

“A number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward.”

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This development might help Donald Trump to get reelected in few years as Republicans can paint Democrats as anti-business and not open for business.

Some local companies were not happy with this announcement.

“I’m really upset because I don’t think they realized what they did. And they’re proud of it? They think they did something lovely? They wanted the political gain, they should have done it in a different way. They get put into office for us, not to work for themselves.”

Gianna Cerbone, Restaurant Owner in interview with New York Times

Within hours of Amazon’s announcement that they are pulling out of the city, Toronto Mayor was quick to try to entice them to come to Toronto again.

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Amazon said in a statement that it did “not intend to reopen the HQ2 search at this time.” Even if they would even consider Toronto, some Toronto residents like John Tokatlidis were not so happy about this idea.

“Never mind Amazon. How are you improving our public transit?For one, why is Dundas West Station and the Up Express/Go Station not connected? It’s also not accessible for some citizens. We need you to prioritize and fix the issues. Homelessness on the rise. You are pushing runaway development to make this your Mega city that you have forgotten your election promises. Get to work Mr Tory, do the job you were elected to do! “

John Tokatlidis, Toronto’s resident in Facebook comment

Another big tech office opening in Toronto, to hire 800

Toronto tech scene just keeps on growing. The new company among many other companies like Microsoft, Pinterest and others, is Accenture – a leading global professional services company.

Accenture announced that they will be building a Technology Innovation Hub in the City of Toronto and will bring 800 jobs with it by 2020 (about 500 in Toronto, others spread out across Canada). This will help them compete and transform in the digital economy.

The jobs they will be hiring for will be mainly data scientists, designers, engineers, and roles in analytics.

Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Todd Smith, front left, and Toronto Mayor John Tory hold Accenture’s industrial asset inspection drone as (L-R) Accenture’s Canada President Bill Morris, incoming President Jeffrey Russell, and CMHC CEO Evan Siddall look on at the launch of Accenture’s Canada Innovation Hub in Toronto, Ont. on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.
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Julie Sweet, Accenture’s chief executive officer — North America said:

“Our experience working with global clients across more than 40 industries has shown that continuous innovation is an imperative to succeed in the fast-changing digital economy.

With our network of innovation hubs, we are bringing innovation to our clients’ doorsteps, enabling them to harness the power of emerging technologies to transform their businesses.”

This is a great addition to an already amazing city and will bring the best of innovation talent together to be the city of disrupters.

14 AI Companies Hiring Now in Toronto

Update: We have recently learned that both Amazon and Uber are hiring for AI tech jobs in Toronto such as AI Research Scientist (Self Driving), Computer Vision & Machine Learning Engineer/Research, and Data Scientist.

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Artificial intelligence took off like a wild fire in the last few years with Federal Government of Canada supporting the industry with millions of dollars in grants.

Not surprising Toronto has taken a lead in this AI domain, and has over 45 active artificial intelligence organizations employing over 1,500 employees and raised more than $170 million dollars.

Below we list the most prominent 14 leaders in AI space in the Greater Toronto Area as well as Waterloo.

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Top Artificial Intelligence AI Companies Hiring in Toronto

AisleLabs 

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Aislelabs’ technology transforms brick and mortar locations to smart venues, resulting in effective marketing, increased sales, and better customer satisfaction. We serve enterprise customers globally including major shopping centres, airports, transit hubs, big box retail chains and venues.

Angoss Software 

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Angoss is a global leader in delivering predictive analytics to businesses looking to improve performance across risk, marketing and sales. With a suite of big data analytics software solutions and consulting services, Angoss delivers powerful approaches that provide you with a competitive advantage by turning your information into actionable business decisions.

BenchSci

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For biomedical researchers who are starting experiments, BenchSci is a reagent intelligence platform that transforms published data into experiment-specific recommendations to reduce time, money and uncertainty in planning materials and methods.

Canopy Labs

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Every customer reaches a buying decision in their unique way – Canopy Labs helps businesses to track and optimize their customer journey.

Hubba

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Our goal for the Hubba Discovery Network is to be the first place buyers and influencers start every journey to learn about interesting and new brands and products. We are product people, too, and we built a site for product people like you.

PumpUp

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PumpUp is a positive community to share and achieve your health goals. The PumpUp community is a safe and supportive space to share your journey toward a healthy body and healthy mind. Share your challenges and triumphs, track your fitness, and receive unparalleled support from a global community of like-minded people. PumpUp equips you with the tools you need to live a healthy lifestyle in a positive way. With millions of inspiring people cheering you on, it’s never been easier to become the best version of you!

Rubikloud

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We believe that making intelligent decisions can be made easier with AI and today we have multi-billion-dollar clients with retail brands operating in North America, Europe, and Asia.

StackAdapt

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StackAdapt is the no. 1 performing native advertising platform helping brands accelerate customer engagement and acquisition. This state-of-the-art platform is where some of the most progressive work in machine learning meets cutting-edge user experience. Ranking the highest in customer satisfaction and performance by G2 Crowd in the DSP category for the fourth time, StackAdapt is one of the fastest growing companies in Canada and ranks 6th in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 ranking and 23rd in Fast 500 in North America.

Kognitive Marketing

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At Kognitive Marketing we create engaging experiential marketing campaigns that consumers actually want to participate in, thus increasing customer conversions and maximizing sales and brand equity for the client.

Maropost

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Maropost is a B2C cloud-based revenue optimization suite that gives companies the ability to increase multi-channel customer engagement to maximize revenue. Through integrated marketing and sales automation, Maropost provides essential tools, strategic guidance, and support needed to create more personalized customer experiences through a 360-degree business view – from marketing automation to CRM, commerce, and customer support.

Naborly

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Naborly has reinvented how credit reports and scores work for the rental industry to help landlords know who they’re renting to, while helping tenants build credit by just paying their rent!

Nanoleaf

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Together with its global team of creative problem-solvers, Nanoleaf is ushering in a new era of beautifully personalized lighting experiences. This brave new world extends far beyond the lightbulb and into a new reality where lighting transforms to meet your needs for every moment of every day. Every product created by Nanoleaf embodies our philosophy of ‘Smarter by Design.’

Viafoura

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Viafoura empowers over 600 media brands to engage, discover, and grow their audience through seamlessly integrated user registration, engagement, moderation, and analytics modules–all in one platform.

Zoom.AI

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Zoom.ai is SaaS start-up, utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to enrich all employees’ work experience while increasing workplace productivity. Zoom.ai operates like a virtual helper, chatting with each employee in their favorite chat application and off-loading repetitive, low-value, day-to-day tasks. Key tasks include document generation, corporate information discovery, and full lifecycle calendaring.