18 Canadian startups that are still hiring despite COVID-19 in June

18 Canadian startups that are still hiring despite COVID-19 in June

Unemployment rates are hitting record levels in Canada with more than 2 million job losses in April alone. Finding new opportunities amidst — or because of — a pandemic isn’t a situation anyone wants to be in. There are, however, still lots of Canadian tech companies looking for candidates in a range of fields from bookkeeping to mechanical engineering and customer support.

Here are some of the top job openings from companies who are actively hiring right now:


What they do: Founded in 2009, Pantonium is re-imagining public transportation with their route optimization technology. The Toronto-based company has been gaining media traction for their recent work in reducing public transit capacities in response to COVID-19 physical distancing rules.

The perks: Pantonium offers all employees stock options, extended health and dental care as well as flexible working hours.

Current job openings: Computer Programmer, Product Manager, Enterprise Sales Lead, Operations & Client Support

Learn more and apply.


What they do: Montreal-based Vention is a high-growth startup that enables industrial manufacturing professionals to design and create custom factory equipment.

The perks: Employees have a range of benefits from a generous health and dental plan to a stocked kitchen and free central parking.

Current job openings: Customer Project Engineer, Junior Software Developer, Senior Automation Developer, Sales Operations Manager, Senior Full Stack Developer

Learn more and apply.


What they do: With job openings in PEI, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick and their home-base of Quebec, virtual health startup Dialogue is growing exponentially. The team has been working on the launch of their new tool, Chloe, which acts as an automated health resource for those affected by the pandemic and its impacts.

The perks: The team at Dialogue receive competitive salaries, stock options, generous time off and extended benefits plan including family access to their platform.

Current job openings: Psychologist, Scheduling Associate, Payroll Specialist, Legal and Compliance Assistant, Android Software Engineer, Registered Nurse

Learn more and apply.


What they do: Vancouver-based ehsAI is an AI and machine learning driven system that can pull all of the essential requirements from an extensive body of legal document in seconds, allowing the recipient to quickly and effectively review the information.

The perks: The team at ehsAI is offered company equity, competitive base salaries and flexibility to suit your work style preferences.

Current job openings: Machine Learning Developer, Director of Sales and Business Development, Front End Web Developer

Learn more and apply.


What they do: Waterloo-founded Mercku makes powerful and easy-to-use smart home technology accessible through a mesh networking system. Their “hive” router system ensures that strong, reliable WiFi is available throughout all areas of a house through multiple devices.

The perks: Employees at Mercku are offered competitive salary bases, bonuses and possible equity in the company.

Current job openings: Marketing and Business Coordinator, Customer Support Specialist, Director of Growth

Learn more and apply.

Kepler Communications

What they do: Toronto-based Kepler designs, builds, launches and operates networks of low-orbit toaster-sized satellites with the ultimate goal of creating an intergalactic internet. The company recently gained attention for their choice to build up business in Canada.

The perks: Kepler offers unlimited vacation time, a full benefits package including dental for employees and stock options — not to mention the opportunity to work on ground-breaking space technology.

Current job openings: Hardware Test Engineer, Regulatory Associate, Senior Accountant, Lead Satellite AIT Engineer, B2B Product Marketing Manager, Group Product Manager

Learn more and apply.


What they do: Toronto-based MindBeacon delivers proven mental therapies to its clients via its online platforms. To support those feeling the negative impacts on their mental health during the coronavirus crisis, MindBeacon has launched a new tool that provides Q&A videos, quick reads and resilience-building exercises from a team of clinical psychologists.

The perks: MindBeacon offers flexible work conditions, full benefits and life insurance, as well as professional development opportunities to grow your career.

Current job openings: Human Resources Manager, Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Senior DevOps Engineer, Senior Front End Engineer

Learn more and apply.

Aux Mode

What they do: Aux Mode works to protect creative IP online through digital rights managements, monetization and reporting on YouTube. They work with a range of music and film studios to ensure their brands are protected from theft.

The perks: Working here provides the opportunity to work with world-class partners like YouTube and Google Play, all in a friendly work environment with competitive salary packages.

Current job openings: Executive Assistant, Account Manager, general call for internship applications

Learn more and apply.

Spartan Bioscience

What they do: Spartan Bioscience creates portable, handheld DNA-testing systems for more accessible healthcare in remote areas or for patients with limited mobility.

The perks: Spartan encourages an always-learning environment where everyone’s voice is heard. They also support healthy work-life balance and provide weekly lunches (when offices are open).

Current job openings: Talent Acquisition Specialist, Cloud Software Development Lead, Research Technician, R&D Project Manager, Junior Scientist

Learn more and apply.

Contractor Compliance

What they do: Contractor Compliance is a SaaS solution provider based in Toronto’s Liberty Village that helps organizations simplify their contractor management process. Their easy-to-use tool can onboard, monitor and approve contractors for a more efficient workflow.

The perks: Being an employee here means seeing steady development, having a meaningful impact on a smaller company and having a sustainable work-life balance.

Current job openings: Customer Onboarding Success Manager, Support Specialist, Software Developer, Account Executive

Learn more and apply.

Ametros Learning

What they do: Education tech company Ametros Learning helps to deliver online experiential learning through artificial intelligence. Learners sharpen skills and gain feedback through interactions with AI-driven managers, co-workers and clients on their platform.

The perks: Ametros offers competitive salaries in an ambitious and collaborative setting.

Current job openings: Product Development Specialist, Product Development Manager

Learn more and apply.


What they do: Toronto-based Flybits is used by enterprise companies to transform their mobile apps from one-size-fits-all to engaging and adaptive to various environments.

The perks: Flybits offers employees a generous range of perks from a generous vacation policy to customizable work station set-ups. When the office re-opens, you’ll have access to a stocked kitchen, games room and regular team social events.

Current job openings: Content Writer, Quality Assurance Engineer, Senior Android Developer, Product Design Manager, Product Consultant

Learn more and apply.


What they do: Havelaar creates charging technology for zero-emission electric vehicles that allows for faster and greener charging, reduced manufacturing costs and longer driving ranges. The company recently received positive attention for their powertrain solutions for all-electric vehicles.

The perks: Some of the benefits of working at Havelaar include personal growth opportunities like global career options and competitive compensation packages.

Current job openings: Electrical Engineer for Electric Vehicle Power Electronics, Leaf Software Engineer for Electric Vehicles

Learn more and apply.

Empower Health

What they do: Empower Health creates healthcare platforms for both patients and providers. Founded in 2011, the Toronto company has since created three platforms to help find nearby doctors, book flu shots and inform medical office holiday hours.

The perks: Join their small but impactful team and get the opportunity to work on leading healthcare projects in Canada.

Current job openings: Lead Web Developer, Account Manager, Senior Mobile Developer

Learn more and apply.

Peak Power

What they do: Energy storage company Peak Power works to provide more efficient energy options for building owners, project developers and utilities companies through their AI-powered software.

The perks: Have to opportunity to work in an increasingly important field as energy management and cost savings become top-of-mind as people work from home.

Current job openings: IoT Engineer, Senior Software Developer, open call for applications

Learn more and apply.


What they do: Fiix is cloud-based software that organizes, tracks and schedules auto maintenance. Approachable, transparent and modern, Fiix is growing its Toronto team to help further the city’s standing as a mobility leader.

The perks: Employees at Fiix have a unique set of perks, including full benefits packages, regular yoga and meditation sessions, parental leave top-up and community volunteering opportunities.

Current job openings: Senior UX Designer, Java Software Developer, Applied AI Software Developer, Team Lead for Software Development, Andoird Developer

Learn more and apply.

CleanSlate UV

What they do: CleanSlate UV creates a machine used by hospitals and food facilities to sanitize mobile devices and equipment in 30 seconds with UV light. Their technology has recently gotten attention throughout the pandemic as sanitization efforts are increasing globally.

The perks: CleanSlate has a no-nonsense approach to the hiring process and clearly outline what an applicant can expect when submitting a resume. Their team is expected to grow after recent funding.

Current job openings: Bookkeeper, Senior Mechatronics/Mechanical Engineer

Learn more and apply.

Cosm Medical

What they do: Cosm builds a platform aimed at improving pelvic health by providing better data that informs individualized management and therapeutic approaches to improve clinical access, effectiveness and patient satisfaction.

The perks: Cosm offers the opportunity to work on a small team where your work can have a direct impact in one of the fastest-growing health fields.

Current job openings: **UPDATE** Cosm is no longer accepting applications due to an overwhelming response.

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