U.S. immigration climate could help Canadian job market

With increasing concerns over changing U.S. immigration policies, more international job seekers are turning to Canada, and this could mean a boost for companies seeking to fill much needed technology-related jobs. A recent

Published on: October 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hiring for tech jobs not easy, Canadian tech leaders claim

Technology jobs are a hot topic right now, with companies hiring more workers for tech jobs than for any other position; however, not all of these hires lead to a happy ending. The

Published on: August 21st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Toronto might be home to a lot more new tech workers – but are those new hires feeling underpaid?

Toronto might be ranked first in tech job growth, but that doesn’t necessarily mean employees are happy with their compensation. According to a new report from anonymous feedback app developer Blind, 61 per

Published on: July 25th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Home Depot stores in Canada follow U.S. strategy, hire over 100 tech professionals

Home Depot is hiring 1,000 new hires to its technology teams this year, 100 of whom will be stationed at the Store Support office in Toronto. A spokesperson told ITbusiness.ca that the Canadian

Published on: April 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

The tech jobs employers are hiring for the most and where to find them: Indeed.com report

Canada’s vast IT skills gap is no secret, with the Information and Communications Technology Council reporting that more than 216,000 tech-related jobs in the country will need to be filled by 2021. Job

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Amazon makes up 2 per cent of all tech-related postings in Canada, Indeed finds

Tech giants are hiring in Canada, and Amazon is leading the way. Approximately two per cent of all tech-related job opportunities in 2017 were at Amazon.com, followed by CGI Group and RBC with

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

The IT skills shortage — fact or myth?

For some years now, I have been seeing a reasonably large number of articles about the "impending skills shortage" in IT. Based partly on my own recent experience and also on that of

Published on: March 8th, 2016 William Turgeon

Klick attracting hires with perks, ice cream, and experiential marketing

Toronto-based company Klick Health is launching a recruiting campaign that will give prospective candidates some of its company perks – like dinner delivered to the door, for example. Starting today, the health and

Published on: July 21st, 2014 Candice So

Canadian IT hiring expectations steady for the rest of the year

IT hiring for the rest of the year will likely be as steady as it was at the beginning of 2014, a new survey of Canadian CIOs suggests. According to Robert Half Technology,

Published on: June 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ontario kicks in $120 M for OpenText jobs plan

Waterloo, Ont.-based enterprise software firm OpenText Corp. will create 1,200 new jobs across Ontario over the next seven years with an infusion of $120 million from the Ontario government, the company announced this

Published on: April 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Wanted: Linux professionals

About 77  per cent of hiring managers say finding Linux talent is a priority this year,  up from 70 per cent last year, and there’s “explosive demand” around the world for people with

Published on: March 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cisco to open Internet of Things lab in Toronto

Cisco Systems Inc. will set up a $100 million “Internet of Everything” innovation lab in Toronto where organizations can develop M2M solutions when it moves into its new Canadian headquarters next year. In

Published on: March 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cisco to add 1,700 jobs in Ontario

Cisco Canada and the Ontario government have signed a 10-year agreement that would see Cisco Systems Inc. adding about 1,700 high-tech jobs to the province. The jobs would most likely be focused on

Published on: December 13th, 2013 Candice So

Contest model for contract work may benefit SMBs, but disadvantage freelancers

Australian job sourcing web site Freelancer.com is adding a new feature to its web site – contests – that utilizes crowdsourcing to help small and medium-sized businesses complete small projects. The site claims

Published on: May 28th, 2013 Jeff Jedras