Seize the opportunities of this tech talent mecca

From immigration-friendly policies, to world-class technical universities, and record-high VC investments, Canada is a rising mecca for elite technology talent.

Canada’s rich tech scene

Canada touts best-in-class technology universities, lower operating costs, and attractive immigration policies. For good reason, US-based tech firms Uber, Shopify, Apple, and Hootsuite have all set up shop locally in recent years. Today, the country is officially on the map as a technology leader, and as a top attractive country for tech talent.

2019 set a new record for VC investments in Canada at $6.2 billion CAD.

Inside Canada’s key tech talent regions:

Vancouver, BC

A hotbed for Big Tech and VC-backed startups, Vancouver attracts sought after tech talent, and is known for having top tier frontend developers and UX designers with blue-chip pedigrees.

Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Home to University of Kitchener-Waterloo, one of the world’s best tech schools, this city features many of Canada’s top startups (and the talent they employ).

Toronto, ON

The fourth-largest city in North America, Toronto is a cosmopolitan hub with elite talent, and the University of Toronto’s computer science program (ranked #8 internationally) produces some of the top tech professionals in the world.

Montréal, QC

Montréal has a unique talent pool of highly-experienced senior engineers with a strong knowledge of AI and machine learning, as well as highly-technical backend developers. Relative to other Canadian cities, this market is less competitive, and so more affordable.

time zone alignment matters
> time zone alignment matters

88% percent of engineers say time zone overlap is a leading factor of productivity

Vancouver = PST

Toronto, Kitchener Waterloo + Montréal = EST

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  • Employment experience: From onboarding to community and engagement – our comprehensive approach optimizes the experience for all

In the last few years, finding talent has become more about going to the candidates rather than expecting them to come to you. Terminal has given Chime the ability to quickly create a presence in significantly less time than it would have taken to find our own office space and create a community presence, and get recruiters in a new market. We were able to hire the founding members of our team in Vancouver with Terminal.

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Meet Terminal’s Canadian campuses

Our impressive campuses across Canada’s major tech hubs--Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Kitchener-Waterloo--each feature flexible workspaces and amenities, such as meeting rooms, private phone booths, weekly community events, fully-stocked kitchens, game rooms, and more.

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