Communitech, an organization that supports the entire “Community of Tech” in Waterloo, placed 9 billboards across Silicon Valley to invite US based tech employees to relocate to Canada for IT work. Communitech spent $100k on the billboards and promises tech talent that comes to Canada from US that they will provide them with health insurance, … Continue reading Communitech Lures USA Based Tech Workers to Work in Waterloo Canada
A total of around 60,000 people were employed in the tech sector in the city of Toronto in 2019. That’s 16.6% increase from 2018. If you compare the tech jobs’ employment to 2014 for example, the IT sector in the City of Toronto has almost doubled. John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, has said most companies … Continue reading Toronto’s Number of Tech Jobs DoubleS in 5 Years
Security firm from Chicago is opening a center in Montreal to do their R&D. They will be investing $9m to operate the center there. This is on top of their existing office there where they employ 150 employees. This new addition should add another 100 hires. Company claims to have over 10,000 clients and employs … Continue reading Security Firm OneSpan Opens R&D in Montreal
UPDATE: The bill has now passed and is officially a law in the province of Quebec. Quebec’s bill 21 is the only jurisdiction in North America with a religion-based dress code, meaning you can fired for religious attire you wear to work. Quebec has also included a clause where so called “securalism police” will check … Continue reading UPDATED: IT Teacher in Quebec? You Might Need To Choose Between Your Religion or Your Job
Netflix just announced that it will be launching film and production hub at Toronto’s waterfront studio district. They will have 84,580 square feet of space, that they are currently leasing, and will start filming within the next few weeks. In 4-5 months Netflix is expected to move to even bigger venue with 164,000 square there. … Continue reading Netflix to add Production Hub in Toronto, To Create 1850 Jobs
National Post, a Canadian newspaper, as well as La Press, Montreal based French newspaper, recently published an op-ed piece about why they think Ubisoft is taking away talent from other tech firms across Canada. Here is a short summary. Ubisoft has generated over $2.6 billion dollars in revenues last year, and is currently employing over … Continue reading Is Ubisoft Hurting Canadian Tech Businesses?
Amazon said it will be looking to hire 600 technology professionals over the coming years. This is on top of 800 they already employ in Ontario’s capital. This news comes to addition of many other tech companies like Microsoft, Facebook, and Shopify opening new offices and hiring thousands of new employees combined. Toronto can not … Continue reading Toronto loses Amazon HQ2, but gains 600 tech jobs