Canadian tech companies set themselves apart from Silicon Valley’s startups with one differentiating factor: they aim to build tech that improves — not just disrupts — society.
That meaningful innovation will be on display this November, as MaRS hosts the inaugural MaRS Impact Week, where thousands of innovators from across the globe will gather virtually for deep discussions on the most pressing technology challenges of our time.
Learn more about registering for the conference and also make your own contribution to the local innovation community by joining one of these hiring companies:
What they do: ResQ is an app that allows for restaurants to easily book repairs and maintenance services for their facilities, servicing major clients across Canada, such as Swiss Chalet, Panera Bread, the Burger’s Priest and Tim Hortons. Early on in the pandemic, the company used their platform to help feed frontline workers in Toronto when resources were scarce.
The perks: Employees at ResQ see a unique range of perks from standard benefits and stock options to continuous learning opportunities like speaker series and debate nights.
Current job openings: Operations Specialist, Accounting Specialist, Customer Success Manager, Business Development Representative, Account Executive
What they do: Built specifically for condominium owners and their governing corporations, GetQuorum helps buildings hold virtual meetings efficiently to pass bylaws, vote and settle other building issues remotely.
The perks: The team at GetQuorum offers competitive base salaries to all of their employees with a generous vacation policy and healthcare spending accounts.
Current job openings: Virtual Meetings Manager, Business Development Representative, Customer Success Coordinator of Voting and Data Operations, Software Developer
What they do: Toronto-based NuPort Robotics is an autonomous trucking company focused on transportation within supply chains. Their self-driving cargo technology focuses on the routes between manufacturing plants and warehouses.
The perks: Working at NuPort means getting the opportunity to be involved in one of Canada’s most exciting fields of innovation.
Current job openings: Network and Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, Vice President of Engineering, Motion Planning / Controls Research Engineer, 3D Mapping Software Engineer
What they do: Kitchener-started ProNavigator builds an automated customer service platform that aims to help companies efficiently boost productivity, sales and retention. The company recently announced a $5.6-million raise as they look to bring their technology to the U.S. insurance market.
The perks: Working at ProNavigator means being a part of a tight-knit team with access to health, dental and vision benefits after 30 days, as well as competitive vacation time and salary packages.
Current job openings: UX Designer, Customer Success Manager, Data Scientist, Content Marketing Specialist, Product Manager, Senior Software Developer
What they do: Wattpad is an online story-sharing community for both up-and-coming and established writers. Their fanfiction and user-based stories continue to grow in popularity, with some stories even landing movie production deals this past year.
The perks: Wattpad offers extensive benefits for their employees including everything from equity in the company and free transit passes to full health benefits and mentorship opportunities.
Current job openings: Site Reliability Engineer, Human Resources Coordinator, Controller (Toronto and Halifax), Head of People
What they do: Acquired by TD in 2018, Layer 6 is a machine learning research platform that analyzes customer data to predict customer needs and outcomes.
The perks: Employees at Layer 6 get two catered lunches a week, four weeks’ vacation and a pension plan on top of health coverage.
Current job openings: Machine Learning Scientist, Senior Machine Learning Product Engineer, Full Stack and Backend Machine Learning Engineers
What they do: Toronto-based FlipGive lets teams earn rewards and cash back collectively as they shop. Users can get special offers from partnering brands or can collect donations if being used for charitable purposes.
The perks: For a fast-growing company, the team at FlipGive maintains a focus on community causes and offers employees flexible hours to accommodate their schedules.
Current job openings: Junior Customer Support Coordinator, Ruby on Rails Engineer, Senior Customer Support Coordinator
What they do: Perpetua uses AI to help business gain traction and sales through Amazon’s e-commerce platform. While their headquarters are in San Francisco, they are currently hiring several roles in Toronto.
The perks: Working at Perpetua means getting equity in a promising early-stage company, on top of a full benefits package, flexible time off and regular catered lunches.
Current job openings: Content Marketer, Client Operations, Senior Mobile Engineer, Visual Marketing Designer, Data Strategist, Vice President of Engineering, Account Executive
What they do: Started out of Toronto by three experienced tech founders, Railz looks to analyze and automate accounting data collection in real-time.
The perks: Railz offers their team unlimited time off, equity incentives, health benefits and access to hackathon events.
Current job openings: Senior Data Engineer, Team Lead of Software Engineering, Backend Developer, Front End Developer
What they do: With offices in both Kitchener and Columbus, EnPowered’s team of energy experts work with clients across North America to build energy forecasts, analyze usage data and provide reports to help companies and their clients maximize their energy efficiency.
The perks: The team at EnPowered is offered flexible schedules, vacation time, benefits and more to encourage a strong work-life balance.
Current job openings: Market Researcher, Account Executive, Marketing Associate in a co-op position
What they do: With openings in Kitchener and Brooklyn, Cloud DX creates digital tools to virtually monitor health and wellness, aiming to combine user-friendly experiences and clinical data.
The perks: Work being done by Cloud DX continues to gain momentum and their innovative team is growing along with it.
Current job openings: National Sales Manager, Mobile Developer Lead, Manufacturing Design Engineer, Senior Integration Developer, Hardware Test Engineer
What they do: Primarily based out of Montreal, Brain Finance offers machine learning–based credit solutions to consumers seeking lines of credit, personal loans, mortgages and more.
The perks: Brain Finance offers competitive salaries, full health benefits and training opportunities for professional development.
Current job openings: Mobile Software Engineer, Senior Python Software Developer, Data Scientist, Customer Care Specialist, Account Resolution Specialist
What they do: With offices in Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto, the Riipen team develops a skill-building assessment platform that provides opportunities to students without specialized experience in their field, giving them potential mentorship and recommendations.
The perks: Their team sees four-week vacation offerings, employee stock options and extended health benefits.
Current job openings: Lead Generation Specialist, Customer Activation Expert, Director of Finance, open call for application in Vancouver and Toronto
What they do: Based in Toronto, Fiix is the first open computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) platform that mixes innovative technology with a focus on partnering with customers to make buying, implementing and using maintenance software easier than ever.
The perks: Employees at Fiix see full benefits packages, regular yoga and meditation sessions, parental leave top-up and community volunteering opportunities.
Current job openings: Integration Manager, Full Stack Software Developer, Solutions Engineer, Senior Product Designer, Lead Front End Developer
What they do: Synaptive is a leader in automation and robotics, developing a suite of innovative medical imaging products and image-guided neurosurgery.
The perks: Synaptive employees see extended health benefits, a healthcare spending account, free snacks in the kitchen when in-office and flexible working hours to accommodate busy schedules.
Current job openings: Optics Developer, Manufacturing Technician, Electrical Developer, Senior Systems Engineer, Clinical Applications Specialist, Regional Sales Manager
What they do: Vancouver startup Grow Financial is a membership-based credit union that provides online and mobile banking, wealth management solutions and more.
The perks: The team at Grow looks to unlock the full potential of their employees through management training programs and has won several workplace culture awards.
Current job openings: Senior Relationship Manager of Indigenous Banking, Personal Banking Specialist, Branch Manager, Financial Advisor, iOS Developer, Entrepreneur Strategist, Manager of Indigenous Relations
What they do: Started in 2012, Toronto-based StatFlo builds a platform that allows for human-to-human outreach solutions for wireless retailers through custom SMS and online interactions.
The perks: StatFlo offers employees a generous health, vision and dental benefits package alongside a health spending account.
Current job openings: Vice President of Sales, Product Owner, Customer Experience Specialist, Business Development Representative, multiple co-op positions in marketing, finance and operations
What they do: Vancouver-based startup Trulioo allows clients to run online identity checks across the globe. The company launched facial recognition and document verification products earlier this year, furthering their digital identify offerings.
The perks: With no shortage of perks, the company offers employees catered lunches, wellness activities, education opportunities and a stocked kitchen.
Current job openings: Quality Assurance Manager, Product Manager of Emerging Technology, Senior DevOps Engineer, Intermediate Software Engineer, Senior PR & Communications Manager
Visit the MaRS Tech Job Board, your go-to resource for kickstarting your career in the innovation community, for more opportunities.