Category Archives: Opinions

“Montreal is a Dying City” for Tech, Medium article reports

Well known Founder and CEO of Island , Greg Isenberg, has wrote an opinion piece why Montreal and the whole province of Quebec was not for him, and why he left and took his business with him to San Francisco, California. Greg also builds marketing and social media campaigns for brands like FedEX, NASCAR, TechCrunch … Continue reading “Montreal is a Dying City” for Tech, Medium article reports

Quebec is the most taxed province in Canada; expect to pay $10k more in taxes on senior developer salary

UPDATE 1: Some people have disagreed with salary #s indicated in this article for Montreal market, instead of including one $, we have updated it to provide a range. Please note all salary #s are with bonuses included. We love how beautiful Montreal is in the summer, the European charm, the Old Montreal streets, so … Continue reading Quebec is the most taxed province in Canada; expect to pay $10k more in taxes on senior developer salary

50% More Tax for IT Consultants / small Startups in Quebec in 2016

UPDATE: Due to high popularity of this article, we've got multiple requests on where we got this #s and if this is really true. Did Quebec really decide to increase their small business tax 50% like that? Unfortunately it is true as references by the following newspaper articles below (at the end of this article) … Continue reading 50% More Tax for IT Consultants / small Startups in Quebec in 2016

Toronto or Waterloo / Kitchener for tech startups?

We always want a great place to start our business. In deciding where to bring your business, you must define your priorities on several factors like operating and developer costs. Both, Toronto and Waterloo are considered very business friendly cities but which one is better? The question below was asked on Quora recently on where … Continue reading Toronto or Waterloo / Kitchener for tech startups?

Canadian Tech Entrepreneurs On Twitter: 15 Must-Follow

Recently, we showed you the top Canadian tech accounts on LinkedIn to follow if you want an inside look at the tech startup industry in Canada. Now, we're focusing on the best and boldest tech experts that Tweet tips from across the country. Follow these legendary pioneers in business and technology and your newsfeed will … Continue reading Canadian Tech Entrepreneurs On Twitter: 15 Must-Follow