January is one of the busiest times of the year for hiring as companies look to fill new positions.
And this month’s list of companies punch above their weight in their fields: from detecting early signs of Alzheimer’s to building glasses that help the legally blind see, each of these Canadian startups is making an impact in the world.
What they do: Based near bustling Yonge and Bloor in Toronto, Winterlight Labs builds technology that can quickly and accurately detect signs of cognitive impairment from a sample of speech, helping to uncover early traces of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.
The perks: Winterlight gives employees a generous four-week vacation period, competitive compensation, summer hours and work-from-home capabilities.
Current job openings: Biostatistician, Research Assistant, Software Engineer specialized in Machine Learning, Full Stack Engineer
What they do: Kitchener-based Smile.io. builds rewards programs for e-commerce clients including points, referrals and VIP rewards. Named one of Canada’s top-growing companies, and have Smile.io has open positions in multiple fields.
The perks: The team is offered mentorship opportunities for career development, stock options, ecommerce credits and health benefits.
Current job openings: Site Reliability Engineer, Director of Data Science, Head of Design, Revenue Operations Manager, Senior Data Analyst, Fullstack Engineer
What they do: Toronto-based eSight develops electronic glasses that allow the legally blind to see, improving the lives of their customers. Get a deeper look into the impact their glasses have on Canadians’ lives in this feature video.
The perks: eSight offers the unique experience of getting to see the impact of your work first-hand. They also provide an always-stocked kitchen and company celebrations for big events.
Current job openings: Director of Marketing, Senior Financial Analyst, B2B Sales Manager, Senior Marketing Campaign Manager, Reimbursement Specialist
What they do: With job openings in Toronto, Perpetua builds an Amazon ad optimization software that helps clients grow revenues through e-commerce campaigns.
The perks: Perpetua’s employees receive equity in the company, full benefits plus a health spending account, flexible time off and paid-for meals.
Current job openings: Advertising Operations Coordinator, Data Strategist, Strategic Partner Manager, Algorithms Engineer, Data Scientist, Agency Development Lead
What they do: This Toronto-based company designs, builds, launches and operates networks of low-orbit toaster-sized satellites with the ultimate goal of creating intergalactic internet. The company recently announced they would launch two nanosatellites aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9.
The perks: Besides getting to work on ground-breaking space technology, Kepler offers unlimited vacation, full benefits plans for employees and stock options.
Current job openings: Technical Project Manager, Test Hardware Design Engineer, Talent Manager, Satellite Operations Engineer, Assembly Technician, Director of Engineering
What they do: With job openings in Vancouver and Toronto, Taplytics is a Canadian leader in mobile optimization, empowering app creators to optimize their campaigns and push notifications quickly to the right audiences.
The perks: Company ownership, unlimited vacation and continuing education allowances are just some of the benefits offered to Taplytics employees.
Current job openings: Sales Development Representative, Enterprise Account Executive, Content Marketing Manager, Engineering Team Lead
What they do: Toronto-based Reformulary supports online platforms that provide value in the prescription drug and cannabis fields to Canadian healthcare clients.
The perks: At Reformulary, employees have an opportunity to work with subject matter experts in a rapidly growing company.
Current job openings: Customer Success Associate, Director of Product, Data Analyst, Executive Assistant
What they do: Founded in 2014, Vancouver’s Riipen builds a platform that allows students to connect with real-world projects from companies outside of their classroom to gain experience. They recently announced a $5 million investment to continue expanding their team and platform.
The perks: Riipen offers customizable healthcare packages, targeted bonus programs and regularly scheduled team outings.
Current job openings: Director of Academic Partners, Entry Level Industry Sales Associate, Sales Development Representative, Account Executive, Industry Client Success Associate
What they do: Toronto-based CareGuide helps match families with high-quality care providers in a range of fields to elder care to pet sitting and housekeeping.
The perks: Perks of being a “CareBear” are abundant: full benefits, a professional development budget, catered family-style lunches, unlimited personal time off and many others.
Current job openings: Engagement Marketing Manager, Senior Software Engineer
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