Despite all of the setbacks COVID-19 has caused, Canada’s tech industry is still well-positioned for continued growth.
Joining a thriving industry can have many perks too — you can get the chance to work on unique technologies and solutions to some of today’s most pressing issues. Whether it’s finding new ways of making medical records accessible or building the car of the future, these jobs are making a tangible difference in improving society.
Find meaningful work at one of these growing startups:
What they do: With head offices in Mississauga, Li-Cycle operates safe and sustainable lithium-ion battery recycling plants including logistics management and speciality services like damaged battery handling. Its successful Series C equity funding round will help drive the company’s North American expansion plans.
The perks: Working at Li-Cycle means working on global projects with a real environmental impact. Employees are given the opportunity to lead important projects with their climate-driven team.
Current job openings: Director of Government Relations, Plant Operator, Business Systems Administrator, Health & Safety and Environmental Specialist, Vice President of Corporate Development
What they do: Started out of the University of Toronto, ODAIA builds AI-powered customer segmentation tools and predictive analytics solutions for Shopify merchants. The company was selected as one of a dozen participants for the Women in Tech Silicon Valley program earlier this year.
The perks: ODAIA offers its employees ongoing growth and learning opportunities, an environment to work on cutting-edge algorithms and a high-impact role for each member of the team.
Current job openings: UI/UX Design Intern, Software Engineer, Custom Success Manager, Senior React Engineer
What they do: Based in Toronto, Medchart builds a digital health portal that allows medical professionals and patients to interact in a secure setting, including the option to access health records online. Medchart was listed as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces in Healthcare this fall.
The perks: Employees at Medchart have flexible benefits, a lifestyle spending account, performance incentives and frequent social events (even virtually).
Current job openings: IT Support Specialist, Platform Product Manager, Client Support Specialist, Medical Record Specialist, Account Manager, Senior Full-Stack Developer
What they do: With a mission to “democratize medical knowledge,” Toronto-based Figure 1 is a social network for medical professionals to post, comment and interact with medical images to collaborate on healthcare decisions.
The perks: Employees are offered generous benefits including mentorship opportunities, stock options, supportive parental leave and competitive salaries are all a part of the package.
Current job openings: Platform Engineer, Business Intelligence Analyst, Frontend Engineer
What they do: With open positions in Toronto, New York and California, Opus One is a software engineering company that delivers real-time energy management to the smart grid, bringing visibility and control to electricity distribution. The company’s founder and CEO Joshua Wong was featured on our list of cleantech entrepreneurs to watch earlier this year.
The perks: Opus One employees receive continuous learning allowances, parental leave top-ups, full health coverage and generous vacation time to ensure good work-life balance.
Current job openings: Solutions Architect, Project Manager, Mathematical Optimization Engineer, Front-End Developer, Full Stack Software Developer
What they do: Based out of Quebec City, PetalMD’s virtual healthcare scheduling platform is more relevant than ever.
The perks: Employees have ranked the company’s benefits policy as generous on Glassdoor, citing fair salaries, several weeks’ vacation and a fitness allowance among the perks.
Current job openings: Accounts Receivable Technician, Marketing Director, Security Analyst, Medical Billing Advisor, DevOps Specialist, Implementation Specialist
What they do: Spartan Bioscience creates portable, handheld DNA-testing systems for more accessible healthcare in remote areas or for patients with limited mobility. Its team has had a busy year working to develop and deliver ready-for-market kits to help alleviate testing demand.
The perks: Spartan encourages an always-learning environment where everyone’s voice is heard. It also support healthy work-life balance and provide weekly lunches when in-office.
Current job openings: Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Accounts Receivable Specialist, Office Manager, Reagent Manufacturing Technician, Technical Applications Specialist
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: The team at FlipGive maintains a focus on community causes and offers employees flexible hours.
Current job openings: Ruby on Rails Engineer, Senior Customer Support Coordinator, Growth Marketing Specialist, Junior Customer Support Coordinator
What they do: Based out of Vancouver, Instant Financial builds a platform that allows employers to pay workers immediately after a shift, reducing wait times and helping employees make ends meet.
The perks: The team at Instant gets access to generous benefits including a monthly fitness allowance, RRSP contributions, stock options, flexible hours and paid vacation.
Current job openings: Software QA Analyst, Full-Stack Developer, Business Development Representative, Senior Full-Stack Developer
What they do: Toronto-started Aux Mode works to protect creative IP online through digital rights management, monetization and reporting on YouTube. It works with a range of music and film studios to ensure their brands are protected from theft.
The perks: Employees are offered competitive salary packages as well as the opportunity to work with such world-class partners as Google Play and YouTube.
Current job openings: Content Channel Manager, Digital Asset Coordinator, Junior Account Executive, Executive Assistant, Account Manager, Business Development Manager
What they do: The team at Forma builds AI-driven solutions to help large-scale enterprises streamline their sales compensation and operations processes.
The perks: Working at Forma means getting fair compensation and generous health and vision coverage. The team also has regular lunches when working in-office.
Current job openings: Finance Manager, Product Marketing Manager, Software Developer Intern, Marketing Director, Data Analyst, Customer Operations Analyst
What they do: Ottawa-based GBatteries develops AI-powered battery charging technology that allows electric vehicles to quickly and effectively charge. The team continues to see positive reinforcement with continuous funding announcements and placement on prestigious mentorship programs.
The perks: The team at GBatteries is offered extensive benefits, including free parking at their newly renovated office, regular social events and full dental and health coverage.
Current job openings: Digital Power Electrical Engineer, Hardware Lab Technologist, Junior Software Developer, Advanced R&D Scientist
What they do: With open roles in Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto and several U.S. cities, Flinks allows businesses to connect users’ bank accounts with financial services. The company announced a $16.2-million raise earlier this year as it looks to focus on U.S. expansion plans.
The perks: Flinks believe in challenges over perks — while it does offer standard a benefits package, the company prefers to leverage career growth opportunities and an intrapreneurial environment as its key selling points.
Current job openings: Senior Relationship Manager, Intermediate Full-Stack Developer, Director of Legal, Integration and SaaS Support Specialist, Senior C# Developer
What they do: Toronto-based Havelaar creates game-changing power electronics for zero-emission electric vehicles that allows for faster and greener charging, reduced manufacturing costs and longer driving ranges.
The perks: Havelaar offers employees personal growth opportunities, such as global career possibilities and competitive compensation packages.
Current job openings: Electro-Mechanical Engineer, Lab Technician, Finance Director, Project Manager, Executive Assistant, Lead Electrical Engineer, Electric Vehicle Software Engineer
What they do: Toronto-based conversationHEALTH builds an autonomous chat platform for healthcare industries that connects patients to providers. The company was recently named one of Canada’s companies to watch in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Awards. See their co-founder and CPO Lexi Kaplan speak to the power of voice recognition and AI-powered communication in the video below.
What they do: Waterloo-based Axonify is a learning software platform that helps businesses meet their employee training goals. The company is growing fast, and just announced plans to expand into Europe last April.
The perks: The team at Axonify sees generous benefits and competitive salaries alongside continuous learning opportunities and a highly social environment.
Current job openings: Senior Product Marketing Manager, Director of Customer Success, Business Development Representative, Director of Business Operations
What they do: With openings in Toronto and Montreal, Flexiti helps retailers increase sales by providing instant consumer financing.
The perks: Employees are offered competitive salaries, gym allowances and a family-friendly health benefits plan.
Current job openings: Bilingual Marketing Operations Manager, Human Resources Director, Senior Manager of Risk Management, Senior Risk Strategy Analyst, Director of Product Owners and Business Analysts, Senior .NET Developer
What they do: Gatik focuses on autonomous vehicle technology, building driverless delivery vehicles meant to help alleviate supply chains. It added a new line of box trucks to its offerings earlier this year as the company continues to expand.
The perks: Working for Gatik means gaining access to a full health benefits package, working in an emerging and exciting field of technology, company equity and free catered lunches.
Current job openings: Systems Integration and Test Engineer, Deep Learning Software Engineer, Senior DevOps Engineer, Autonomous Driving Lead Software Engineer, Head of Planning and Behaviour Prediction
What they do: With remote and in-person openings in British Columbia, Ontario and Yellowknife, MindBeacon delivers proven mental therapies to its clients via online platforms. In May of this year, the company announced a partnership with the Ontario government to provide free-for-use services as a part of its response to COVID-19.
The perks: Employees at MindBeacon receive flexible work conditions, full benefits and life insurance, as well as professional development opportunities.
Current job openings: Live Therapy Social Worker, Guided Therapy Psychotherapist, Data Analyst, Legal Counsel, iCBT Psychologist, open call for tech talent
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