Category Archives: Top Lists Among Top 40 Canadian Tech Blogs

Every year feedSpot publishes Top Blog lists in different countries. This year PlanetWeb has made the list even though we have only been operational for less than 9 months. This is the comprehensive list of best Canadian Technology blogs on the internet.

The Best Canadian Technology blogs are picked from thousands of top Canadian Technology blogs using search and social metrics.

The blogs were ranked based on following criteria:

  • Google reputation and Google search ranking
  • Influence and popularity on Facebook
  • twitter and other social media sites
  • Quality and consistency of posts
  • Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review

We are happy to made this list but also would like to share other blogs who made the list and contribute to Canadian tech scene almost every day. Enjoy.

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Cantech Letter+ Follow
Cantech Letter
About Blog – Cantech Letter – The Very Best of Canadian Science and Technology.
The site has grown into one of the most popular and respected financial sites in Canada, and was described by Canadian Business Magazine as “one of Canada’s premier technology newsletters”.
Frequency – about 24 posts per week
Since – Apr 2009

WhatsYourTech+ Follow
About Blog – is a collection of technology blogs by Canadians. Unlike any other technology sites in Canada, it is a grass-roots compilation of news and product opinions about Mac, PC, mobile, web technology and more for your home and work.
Frequency – about 4 posts per week

Mobile Syrup+ Follow
Mobile Syrup
About Blog – is an independent resource on mobile technology in Canada – connecting to those who are mobile enthusiasts. The MobileSyrup mission is to offer breaking news coverage in the Canadian Telecom and technology industry. Along with in-depth reviews on products you use daily.
Frequency – about 84 posts per week

Communitech News+ Follow
Communitech News
Waterloo, Ontario
About Blog – Tech updates from Waterloo, Canada. Covers innovation, entrepreneurship, acquisitions, angel investment, venture capital and more. Communitech supports tech companies at all stages of their growth and development – from startup companies, to rapidly growing SMEs, to large global players – to create greater numbers of successful global businesses for Ontario and for Canada.
Frequency – about 4 posts per week
Since – Jul 2014

TechSoup Canada | Technology for Nonprofits and Charities+ Follow
TechSoup Canada | Technology for Nonprofits and Charities
Toronto, ON
About Blog – TechSoup Canada provides charities and nonprofits access to donated technology products, learning content, and community support.
TechSoup Canada is the Canadian partner of TechSoup Global. Techsoup Canada is a collaborative effort by TechSoup Global, the Centre for Social Innovation, and the Information Technology Association of Canada.

Frequency – about 2 posts per week

BookNet Canada+ Follow
BookNet Canada
About Blog – BookNet Canada is a non-profit organization that fosters technology innovation for Canadian publishers, distributors and booksellers great and small.
BookNet Canada is an industry-driven not-for-profit organization that develops technology, education and standards for the book supply chain to support book sales in the Canadian market.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week

Montreal in Technology+ Follow
Montreal in Technology
Montréal, Québec
About Blog – Over the last 10 years, the Montreal startup and tech community has evolved from nearly non-existant to thriving. MTLinTECH aims to build the platform that will allow Montreal to shine outside the province and the country, by sharing with the world the host of things happening in Montreal’s thriving tech and startup community.
Frequency – about 6 posts per week

Canadian Healthcare Technology+ Follow
Canadian Healthcare Technology
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
About Blog – Canadian Healthcare Technology is a News magazine covering the new and noteworthy in healthcare technology.
Frequency – about 5 posts per week
Since – Jan 2014

Canoe – Canoe Tech+ Follow
Canoe – Canoe Tech
About Blog – is a leading local and national interactive media provider of news, entertainment and services, helping to inform and connect Canadians.
Canoe Tech covers the world of technology through and abundant variety of tech news, articles, videos, photos, video game reviews and test benches gadgets and mobile devices.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week
Since – Jun 2008

Toronto Sun – Tech+ Follow
Toronto Sun – Tech
Toronto, ON
About Blog – Toronto’s best local news, sports, entertainment, comment, pictures and video. Visit the Toronto Sun for science and technology news from around the world.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week

Staples – Technology+ Follow
Staples – Technology
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada
About Blog – Staples, the world’s largest office products company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. Read the blog to find updates on technology.
Frequency – about 1 post per week

Vancouver Sun – Technology+ Follow
Vancouver Sun – Technology
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
About Blog – Western Canada’s largest news team. Mission is to inform, enlighten and entertain people everywhere so as to improve the quality of their lives. Read the blog to find news updates on technology.
Frequency – about 2 posts per month

Canadian Business – Technology News+ Follow
Canadian Business – Technology News
About Blog – Your source for market news, investing, technology, economy and Canadian industry.
Each month in print and daily online, Canadian Business magazine offers news, commentary, advice and insight for business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors.
Frequency – about 1 post per month
Since – Feb 2001

Javelin – Technology+ Follow
Javelin – Technology
Across Canada
About Blog – Javelin Technologies is a Canadian Value Added Reseller of SolidWorks 3D CAD and Stratasys 3D Printers across Canada.
Since 1997 Javelin has helped thousands of companies with solutions for mechanical design, electrical design and rapid prototyping. Large or small, we have the skills and experience to propel your organization to new heights

Frequency – about 8 posts per week

Eventmobi+ Follow
About Blog – EventMobi is an event app platform worldwide reaching thousands of event planners and millions of attendees in over 40 countries.
Supporting a variety of organizations from the Fortune 500 to professional associations, we’re a unique team of tech nerds and event planners striving to make events more impactful.
Frequency – about 1 post per week
Since – Nov 2010

TradeRev – Technology+ Follow
TradeRev – Technology
About Blog – TradeRev is a revolutionary vehicle appraisal and auctioning system that gives dealers and buyers the power to launch live, one-hour, dealer-to-dealer auctions from the palm of their hand.

Frequency – about 1 post per month

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Tulip Retail
New York, Toronto, Waterloo
About Blog – Tulip Retail is an iOS mobile platform built exclusively for next generation retail store associates to offer a world-class omnichannel experience. Tulip’s mission is to enable next generation retail workers with world-class mobile-first, cloud-first enterprise software. We are proud to be supported by some of the smartest people in technology.
Frequency – about 2 posts per month

Information and Communications Technology Council+ Follow
Information and Communications Technology Council
About Blog – An authoritative source of technology, economic, and labour market research.ICTC is a national centre for ICT. We offer trusted research, innovative talent solutions and practical policy advice.ICTC is a not-for-profit organization that conducts research, and develops and implements solutions to help Canadians take advantage of the digital economy.
Frequency – about 4 posts per month

Myplanet+ Follow
Toronto, Ontario
About Blog – Technology should make the world’s greatest companies feel more human. We help the Fortune 1000 perfect their digital experience through software and services used daily by millions of people.

Frequency – about 1 post per week
Since – Dec 2014

Erinlyyc+ Follow
About Blog – I’m a journalist and TV & video producer by trade, and lifelong writer. I’m also a tech blogger, and I have a passion for silversmithing & jewelry design, as well as world travel. I love learning about new places, new gadgets, finding new skills, and having new experiences.
Frequency – about 3 posts per week
Since – Jan 2013

Alacrity Canada – Technology+ Follow
Alacrity Canada – Technology
Victoria, British Columbia
About Blog – Alacrity Global is devoted to advancing the education of Entrepreneurship, Business and Management studies and practices. It provides an intensive training environment with mentors and industry partners to prepare graduates for entrepreneurship in the technology sector.
Frequency – about 2 posts per month

Information Technology Association of Canada+ Follow
Information Technology Association of Canada
Ottawa, Canada
About Blog – As Canada’s national ICT business association, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) champions the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. A vital connection between business and government, we provide our members with the advocacy, networking and professional development services that help them to thrive nationally and compete globally.
Frequency – about 1 post per week

Insurance Canada – Where Insurance and Technology Meet+ Follow
Insurance Canada – Where Insurance and Technology Meet
Toronto, ON, CA
About Blog – fosters thought leadership on technology helping the insurance industry better serve Canadians through conferences and digital media.
Frequency – about 1 post per week

Agewell+ Follow
About Blog – AGE-WELL is a Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence driving innovation and developing technologies and services to support older adults and caregivers.
Frequency – about 2 posts per month

PlanetWeb – Canadian Tech Blog+ Follow
PlanetWeb – Canadian Tech Blog
About Blog – – technology news, innovation and tech jobs in Canada. Canadian tech blog profiling startups, people, and events.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week
Since – Dec 2016

Canadian Green Tech+ Follow
Canadian Green Tech
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
About Blog – Canadian Green Tech is your independent source of informative news articles and analyses of technology advancements, government policy and business moves in the green technology realm.
Frequency – about 5 posts per week
Since – Sep 2017

Mikey’s Tech – Youtube+ Follow
Mikey’s Tech – Youtube
About Blog – This youtube channel is by a Canadian tech lover/gamer.
Frequency – about 2 posts per month
Since – Jan 2008

Canada Computers & Electronics – Youtube+ Follow
Canada Computers & Electronics – Youtube
About Blog – Canada Computers has been serving Canadians since 1991, providing quality products and service for over 20 years.
You don’t need to be tech-savvy to appreciate what Hotspot has to offer. We have tutorials and breakdowns of the newest technology for both laymen and tech-savvy alike.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week
Since – Mar 2013

MechMike+ Follow
Prince Albert Saskatchewan
About Blog – MechMike BRP Tech Certified Sea-doo, Ski-doo, Can-am.

Frequency – about 4 posts per month
Since – Dec 2011

Forever Tech+ Follow
Forever Tech
About Blog – Just your average guy who loves all things teach from Toronto, Canada forever shooting anything teach related from gaming, smartphones, tech accessories, gadget

Frequency – about 1 post per month
Since – Mar 2015

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Michael Geist Blog
Ottawa, Canada
About Blog – Dr. Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law and is a member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society. Dr. Geist’s column on technology law issues regularly appears in the Globe and Mail.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week

ITBusiness+ Follow
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
About Blog – covers Canadian technology news from a unique perspective. Focused squarely on small business owners, operators, and employees, we deliver the tech news and information that matters.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week
Since – Dec 2009

The Great Canadian Tech Experiment+ Follow
The Great Canadian Tech Experiment
About Blog – Building a profitable tech company using only Canadian technology.
To build a profitable tech-based company that is entirely Canadian-made, down to the studs. Everything about the company must be Canadian; our products, our technological infrastructure, our sourcing, and our service providers.
All Canada, all the time.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week

Elegal+ Follow
San Luis Obispo, CA
About Blog – Technology law blog by a Canadian information technology and intellectual property law lawyer and trade-mark agent dealing with issues including software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, computers.
E-LegaL is an emcee, songwriter and guitarist from Chicago, IL.
Frequency – about 2 posts per month
Since – Jun 2014

8 Montreal AI Companies Looking To Hire Now

Montreal is quickly becoming AI center in North America with all the hype of Facebook opening their AI office in Montreal recently.

But in case you can not get job with Facebook in Montreal but really want to get into artificial intelligence and big data – where do you look? Do not worry – we got you covered.

Eight Montreal Artificial Intelligence Companies Hiring Right Now



No explanation needed who and what kind of company Google is. They recently open software division in Montreal and are now looking for various AI scientist / data specialists.

See open tech AI jobs opportunities at Google at their Montreal office 


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Microsoft also needs no introduction. They are looking for positions like Principal Solution Specialist Data & AI.

« Microsoft is excited to engage with faculties, students and the broader tech community in Montreal, which is becoming a global hub for AI research and innovation. »

Brad Smith, President of Microsoft

See open tech AI jobs opportunities at Microsoft at their Montreal office 


Conversational Marketing for Brands. They are looking for AI research specialists.

See open tech AI jobs opportunities at Automat at their Montreal office 


AI company who recently broke the record for most money raised in the AI industry ($140m to exact), they now have enough money to pay your salary. They are hiring various AI developers and researchers.

See open tech AI jobs opportunities at Element AI at their Montreal office 


Building personalized and noise-robust voice user interfaces. They are looking for Machine Learning Scientists.

See open tech AI jobs opportunities at Fluent AI at their Montreal office 


To serve patients and our customers by dramatically improving accessible personalized medicine driven by advances in AI. Imagia has been naped top AI healthcare startup companies in the world.

See open tech AI jobs opportunities at Imagia at their Montreal office 


Speech recognition company. They are looking for Research Scientists.

See open tech AI jobs opportunities at Nuance at their Montreal office 



Provider of advanced analytics data for professional hockey teams and broadcast media. They are looking for computer vision researchers as well as developers with passion for hockey of course.

See open tech AI jobs opportunities at Sportlogique at their Montreal office 

Top Canadian Universities for Computer Science – 2017 Ranking

Computer Science is one in demand degree  that can you set up for life with salaries floating around $80k – $120k for 3-8 years of experience, and some new grads finding themselves getting as much as $60k-$80k starting salaries after finishing university.

Salaries could be higher if you are a Canadian citizen and decide to venture off to Silicon Valley where some recent software engineering grads from below top 3 universities can make as much as $100k Canadian as their first job salary in sunny California.

Using scientific data from academic publishing company Elsevier, Macleans have crunched the data to come up with the following top 20 list where to get your computer science degree in Canada.

Macleans used the following five criteria to calculate the scores: field weighted citation impact (FWCI) at 35 per cent, fractional publications at 10 per cent, fractional citations at 10 per cent, program reputation at 35 per cent and research reputation at 10 per cent.

What is FWCI , fractional publications and citations you might ask? It measures the impact of research at each university by calculating how often a paper gets cited. Fractional publications measure the volume of papers published at each university and Fractional citations measure how often a paper was cited and also take into account if there are multiple authors on a paper.

You might also check out Top 1000 universities and how they are ranked in the World , and to see which Canadian universities made it to Top 100.

Best Computer Science Universities for 2017 across Canada


20. Western University

17. York University (tie)

17. University of Saskatchewan (tie)

17. Saint Mary’s University (tie)


17. St. Francis Xavier (tie)


14. McMaster University (tie)

14. Concordia University (tie)

12. University of Ottawa (tie)

12. University of Manitoba (tie)

11. University of Victoria

10. University of Ontario Institute of Technology

9. University of Calgary

8. Queen’s University

7. Universite de Montreal

6. Simon Fraser University


Top 5 Universities for Computer Science in Canada are

5. McGill University

4. University of Alberta

2. University of Waterloo (tied)

2. University of British Columbia (tied)

Best University For Computer Science

1. University of Toronto

Entrepreneurs: 7 Lessons Your Parents Should Have Taught You

Your parents are the best support you have in your first 20 years. They say the main reason why some entrepreneurs make it while some others do not is due to the advice their father or mother gave them when they were growing up.

Here are the 7 lessons famous entrepreneurs learned from their parents:


I was encouraged to fail from the early age. Trying is not failing – it allowed me to be freer in trying things“, says Sara Blakely. She is an American billionaire businesswoman, and founder of Spanx, an American intimate apparel company with pants and leggings, founded in Atlanta, Georgia. As of 2014, she is listed as the 93rd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

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Enjoy Life.

“Is not life beautiful?”, that’s 3 simple words his father gave him says Richard Branson. He is an English business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies.

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Do Things You are Not Good at.

My father encourage me to do things I was not very good at, and that really opened me up for leadership opportunities“, says Bill Gates. He is co-founder of Microsoft and is an American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist.




“I was taught to defy authority from early age, and that’s why I grew up never wanting to work for anyone,” says Barbara Corcoran. She is an American businesswoman, investor, speaker, consultant, syndicated columnist, author, and television personality. As a television personality, she is a “Shark” investor on ABC’s Shark Tank.

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Never count other people’s money.

“My pop told me do not count other people’s money. It’s what you got and how you take care of it,” says Steph Curry. He is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Many players and analysts have called him the greatest shooter in NBA history.

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Be Nice.

“I was told to be nice to everyone around me regardless of who they are,” says Tory Burch. She is an American fashion designer, businesswoman, and philanthropist, who has won several fashion awards for her designs. She is the Chairman, CEO, and Designer of Tory Burch LLC.

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Do You.

“I was told just be myself. Do not be a follower. Do not be a sheep. ” says Russell Simmons. He is an American entrepreneur, producer and author. The Chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, he cofounded the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings.

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The 10 Commandments for Canadian Tech Startups

Tim Ferris and Reid Hoffman have recently sat down to do a podcast to discuss top commandments needed for tech startups to succeed.

Tim Ferriss is an American author, entrepreneur, self-proclaimed “human guinea pig”, and public speaker. He has written a number of self-help books on the “4-hour” theme, some of which have appeared on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller lists, starting with The 4-Hour Workweek.

Reid Garrett Hoffman is an American internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author. Hoffman was the co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn, a business-oriented social network used primarily for professional networking.

We have summarized the commandments Tim and Reid have discussed in the podcast below, you can listen to the podcast here by downloading the MP3 file:

These commandments can be applied to any startups here in Canada as well as the US. Read it, learn it, live it. 



  1. Expect rejection. But learn from every “No.” As a founder, you need to hustle. Expect 100 NO rejections before 1 YES. 

2. Hire like your life depends on it. It does. People around you is what makes your company. One bad hire can set back years of work. 

3. In order to scale, you have to do things that don’t scale. You need to go one on one in the beginning, run the demo with a client, see their reaction, get embarrassed, do things on small basis, before you scale into thousands, millions. Get feedback – do not stop until you figure out exactly what your clients want.


4. Raise more money than you think you need — potentially a LOT more. You will need way more money that you initially expect for all the expenses that will come you way. Legal, HR, management, payroll, etc. 


5. Release your products early enough that they can still embarrass you. Imperfect is perfect. You need to release your product in its beta stage early enough so that you can get embarrassed by it. Imperfect is perfect. 


6. Decide. Decide. Decide. It is better to make wrong decision and work with consequences, than to make no decision at all. 


7. Be prepared to both make and break plans. Be prepared to adjust. Just because things are the way they are today does not mean they have to be like that tomorrow.


8. Don’t tell your employees how to innovate. Manage the chaos. Do not feed your ideas to your employees. Let them come up with their own ideas and just bring them to fruition. Stay out of their way. 


9. To create a winning company culture, make sure every employee owns it. Give out some equity , get your employees vested in your company. 


10. Stick with the hero’s journey. The sort of grit you need to scale a business is less reliant on brute force. It’s actually one part determination, one part ingenuity, and one part laziness. Yes, laziness. You want to conserve your energy. You want to minimize friction and find the most effective, most efficient way forward.



Pay it Forward. Success of any company relies on ecosystem around it. If you made it, support other startups , companies and people around you. 


28 Tech Companies Hiring in Toronto Right Now

Toronto is #3 best global city to work in tech, according to  Expert Market (, a U.S.-based B2B marketplace. You can not be the best without hiring the best talent.

See the list of companies below hiring tech candidates right now according to the research at

Top Hat is a cloud educational platform that leverages mobile to turn classrooms into interactive learning experiences. Bonus: Daily breakfast and lunch provided. Open tech roles at Top Hat.

Influitive helps companies mobilize their advocates to increase referrals. Bonus: Catered lunches, flexible vacation policies, and Apple gear. Open tech roles at Influitive.

Askuity is a retail analytics platform. Bonus: Pet-friendly workplace. Located in the heart of Toronto. Open tech roles at Askuity.

Achievers makes employee engagement and recognition tools to drive business outcomes. Bonus: Loft-style converted warehouse with a mezzanine that hosts free yoga and video game contests. Fully stocked kitchen. Open tech roles at Achievers.

TradeRev provides software for the global automotive remarketing industry. Bonus: Gym membership, flexible hours, game room, casual dress, free espresso and snacks. Open tech roles at TradeRev.

Flipp is an app for searching and browsing local flyers and weekly ads to streamline shopping and save money. Bonus: Friday lunches, work-from-home options, flex hours. Open tech roles at Flipp.

BiblioCommons optimizes the websites and online catalogs of public libraries. Bonus: Demo sessions every Friday and year-round hackathons. Open tech roles at BiblioCommons.

TribalScale is a digital firm specializing in the design and development of world-class digital products. Bonus: Continuous integration and deployment ensures the highest quality product from the early stages of development. Open tech roles at TribalScale.

Jonah Group designs and builds high-performance custom digital solutions with an emphasis on great user experience, robust architecture, and perfect fit.  Bonus: Downtown Toronto location. Free food and beverages every second Thursday night. Flexible working hours. Open tech roles at Jonah Group.

Softchoice designs and implements advanced IT solutions to meet business objectives. Bonus: Onsite gym, monthly beer cart, green commute options. Open tech roles at Softchoice.

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Drop links digital rewards with debit card use. Bonus: Team retreats, flexible schedules. Located by the St. Lawrence Market. Open tech roles at Drop.

Ethoca is a secure network for card issuers and merchants to connect and work cooperatively outside the payment network. Bonus: Challenging, growth-stage environment where each engineer has an integral impact. Open tech roles at Ethoca.

CareGuide is a streamlined portal that connects caregivers and new gigs. Bonus: Ruby tech stack; front-end is a mix of BackboneJS and React. Open tech roles at CareGuide.

League creates wellness culture in the workplace by supplying access to healthcare providers and spending accounts for employees. Bonus: Healthy meals. On-site yoga classes. Unlimited PTO. Open tech roles at League.

Overbond unites all players in the bond market through its secure digital platform. Bonus: Named by PayPal as one of the “FinTech Five” for 2016. Open tech roles at Overbond.

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Repable provides real-time analytics for gamers. Bonus: Lively tech team combines passions for gaming, eSports, and data science. Open tech roles at Repable.

Unata modernizes grocery shopping by integrating online and in-store shopping. Bonus: Free food and beer, in-office board games, movies, and ping-pong. Open tech roles at Unata. is designing a digital personal assistant for the workday. Bonus: Cool, inventive work centered on practical applications of AI. Open tech roles at

CSA Group fosters global health and environmental standards. Bonus: Mission-driven nonprofit. Open tech roles at CSA Group.

KEV Group streamlines school accounting and online payments. Bonus: Flex hours, casual dress, and continuing education. Open tech roles at KEV Group.

FleetComplete provides an integrated GPS vehicle tracking system to connect fleets, locate assets, and dispatch crews. Bonus: Ongoing social celebrations including Pie Day, Halloween Parade, Ugly Sweater Contest, and more. Open tech roles at FleetComplete.

Points runs a loyalty program platform that allows users to manage their loyalty programs in one place. Bonus: Snack-cart Fridays. In-office games. Flexible schedule options. Open tech roles at Points.

KUBRA provides leading customer experience management solutions. Bonus: Casual, flexible work environment. Board game nights. Open tech roles at KUBRA.

Manulife provides investment management advice and insurance. Bonus: Co-op program for students with international internship options. Open tech roles at Manulife.

Loblaw is Canada’s largest grocery chain with a dedicated division, Loblaw Digital, for eCommerce. Bonus: Tuition subsidies. Open tech roles at Loblaw.

Teranet manages Ontario’s online land registration system and digital data. Bonus: A culture of encouraged professional advancement and growth opportunities. Open tech roles at Teranet.

Wipro Technologies offers computer systems design, cloud, and other digital services. Bonus: PTO for volunteering. Open tech roles at Wipro.

 Ubisoft makes video games for consoles, PCs, and mobile. Bonus: Onsite fitness classes and childcare subsidies. Open tech roles at Ubisoft.

Toronto is the best Canadian city in the world for tech, according to Savills

When it comes to tech, everyone knows San Francisco and Silicon Valley is the place to be. However due to cost of living, real estate firm Savills have analyzed the data to find other tech hub cities where your dollar goes further.

Out of 22 cities they have picked, there was only one Canadian city on the list. They looked at over 100 metrics such as # of days needed to start a business as well as access to VC money and transportation times.

Toronto was city # 5 out of 22 selected. Report is below:

5. Toronto, Canada


5. Toronto, Canada


Summary: “Toronto’s startup scene is booming, with around 3,000 ventures currently active and a number of Canada’s home-grown heavy hitters, including Shopify, Hootsuite and Kik, maintaining a presence in the city. Ranking highly for quality of life, North America’s fourth largest city has a bright future ahead as one of the world’s tech cities.”

City population: 2.8 million

City GDP per capita: $44,907

Established tech firm office rent per week per sq ft: $25

Prime residential rent per week: $968

Cost of a Flat White: $2.48

Startups per 1,000 people: 1.1

Average commute by employees working in key tech districts: 40 minutes

Cost of a single journey on local transport: $2.29

Annual passengers across the city’s airports: 43.4 million

You can compare Toronto to #1 city on the list below:

1. Austin, US


1. Austin, US

Summary: “Austin ranks as the world’s number one Tech City. IBM, Dell, and AMD all have a long-established presence here, and today low taxes, favourable real estate costs and a strong entrepreneurial culture mean the Texan capital maintains a thriving and innovative start-up scene, with access to some of the world’s top talent.”

City population: 932,000

City GDP per capita: $62,376

Established tech firm office rent per week per sq ft: $54

Prime residential rent per week: $1,002

Cost of a Flat White: $3.50

Startups per 1,000 people: 2.7

Average commute by employees working in key tech districts: 16 minutes

Cost of a single journey on local transport: $1.75

Annual passengers across the city’s airports: 11.9 million


Wondering what other cities made the list? See the list below:

You can also access the research here: