Engineers connected to growing Web firms at ‘Extreme’ dinners

Entrepreneurs are often told they have to be committed to their business 24/7 to succeed these days, but hey, you have to eat some time.That may be the theory that Extreme Startups is

Published on: June 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

How to keep up with industry salary levels

Edward Martin, deputy CIO of George Washington University is this month's Premier 100 IT Leader. He answers questions about pay equity, indispensable skills and how to become a CIO. Q - My company

Published on: June 8th, 2012 Computerworld Staff

Small business group welcomes EI revamp

An organization of small Canadian businesses said they are happy with the government’s plans to make sweeping changes to the country’s Employment Insurance eligibility rules. The revamp would mean the removal of “disincentives”

Published on: May 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Infographic reveals who works for startups

In recent years we've heard it trumpeted all over the place. Entrepreneurs and their startups are the engine of the Canada economy. But who actually works for startups? Information services tracking firm CB

Published on: May 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

OpenCal on life after Groupon acquisition

The way Simon Vallee and Arash Shiva describe it, it was almost a relief when Groupon Inc. bought the online appointment booking business they'd spent three years bootstrapping into a viable business located

Published on: April 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Aging workforce may hurt Canada’s coming ICT hiring spree

Canada's information and communications technology sector (ICT) is poised for a surge in job openings but an aging talent pool threatens to leave more of them unfilled than recruiters would like, a new

Published on: April 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Small biz hope federal budget doesn’t harm R&D funding, hiring credits

In a few hours the Conservative government is set to release its federal budget for this year. Massive cuts are already expected but technology startups and small businesses are hoping that programs they

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Employers warned against asking for job applicants’ Facebook log-in

Facebook on Friday warned employers about trying to gain inappropriate access to Facebook accounts to check out private information about potential employees, citing possible legal liability. In recent months, Facebook has seen a

Published on: March 23rd, 2012 Loek Essers

Interview at least one woman for IT job: advocacy group

A not-for-profit group advocating there be more women working in information technology has just published a report that says recruiters for high-tech jobs should make sure there is at least one woman candidate

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Ellen Messmer

B.C. tech sector expects to create 3,000 new jobs

British Columbia technology companies expect to generate at least 3,000 new jobs this year, according to a recent survey of the sector. The forecast represents a five per cent increase over last year's

Published on: February 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

UPDATE: Toronto’s IT job market is second hottest in North America, study says

Toronto's information technology sector is in the middle of a hiring boom that makes it the second best place to look for an IT job in North America, topping even high tech hubs

Published on: February 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Alberta edges Ontario, Quebec in small biz optimism

Optimism among Canadian small and midium size businesses continues to improve but this time Toronto is no longer the centre of the universe.The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) reports that businesses from

Published on: February 10th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Waterloo still a top tech hub despite RIM’s slide

Waterloo will thrive, not just survive, despite the recent turmoil and management shakeup at Research in Motion, the leader of the city's local tech startup incubator says.The southwestern Ontario city has become somewhat

Published on: January 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Networking skills are tops in 2012 IT hiring growth spurt

The IT job market in 2012 shows some signs of improvement when it comes to hiring , but most companies still aren't expanding.Robert Half Technologies, a national recruiting firm that has been conducting

Published on: December 16th, 2011 Patrick Thibodeau