25 Canadian Startups Where People Want to Work at in 2018 / 2019, According to LinkedIn

Startups are changing the world. And Canada is no exception. We have thousands and thousands of hard working entrepreneurs eager to leave their mark on this great country and the world.

The new study conducted by LinkedIn found the most desirable 25 startups in Canada where people actually want to work at. If your startup did not make it - do not worry - LinkedIn could only profile startups with more than 50 employees and in business for 7 or less years.

This year the list consists mainly of Toronto companies with only three Montreal and one Waterloo companies making the list.

Top 25 Canadian Startups You Want to Work at in 2018/2019

Wealthsimple

Wealthsimple is investing on autopilot. We build you a personal, low-cost portfolio and put your money to work like the world’s smartest investors. We're on a mission to bring smarter financial services to everybody, regardless of age or net worth.

Headquarters Toronto, ON

Year founded 2014

Company size 51-200 employees

Specialties wealth manager, financial advisor, investment manager, portfolio manager, and investment adivsor

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=5208813&trk=top-startups-jobs 

Coinsquare

Coinsquare is Canada’s most secure digital asset trading platform for trading Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other digital currencies. Since our founding in 2014, we’ve never lost a coin.

Headquarters Toronto, Ontario

Year founded 2014

Company size 51-200 employees

Specialties Bitcoin, Blockchain, Digital Assets, Exchange, Trading, Ethereum, FinTech, Cryptocurrency, and Financial Services

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=10160802&trk=top-startups-jobs

ElementAI

Element AI is an artificial intelligence solutions provider that gives organizations unparalleled access to cutting-edge technology. Bringing together the best in entrepreneurship, technology and academic ecosystems, Element AI is building an AI-First World to elevate our collective wisdom.

Headquarters Montreal, Quebec

Year founded 2016

Company size 201-500 employees

Specialties Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Software, Operations Research, Consulting, Strategic Consulting, Incubator, Accelerator, and Startup Factory

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=2978982&trk=top-startups-jobs

League

League Inc. is re-imagining employee health benefits, and is on a mission to empower people to live healthier, happier lives —every day.

Headquarters Toronto, Ontario

Year founded 2014

Company size 51-200 employees

Specialties Insurance, Health Benefits, Employee Health Benefits, HR, Mobile App, Life Insurance, Insurance Broker, Benefits, Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Healthcare Administration, Fintech, Health Insurance, Insurtech, Human Resources, HR, and Digital Health

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=5401900&trk=top-startups-jobs

Kira Systems

Kira Systems helps enterprises uncover relevant information from their contracts.

Headquarters Toronto, Ontario

Year founded 2011

Company size 51-200 employees

Specialties contract review software, lease abstraction, M&A due diligence, and contract management database population

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=9344231&trk=top-startups-jobs

Tribal Scale

The TribalScale team spent the past decade accelerating the mobile revolution. We helped drive the shift as the web gave way to mobile. Now, as mobile usage surpasses web, we are on the brink of the next shift, from mobile to emerging technologies. As architects of the products that bridged the last gap, we’re prepared to help companies evolve into a new era of innovation.

Headquarters Toronto, ON

Year founded 2015

Company size 51-200 employees

Specialties Mobile Software Development, Android, iOS, tvOS, Smart TV, watchOS, OTT, UI Design, UX Design, Extreme Programming, Agile Development, Beacons, Smart Car, Sensors, Open Source Software, and Pair Programming

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=10275251&trk=top-startups-jobs

Ample Organics

Ample Organics is a global leader in cannabis technology, providing innovative business solutions that facilitate compliance with government regulations.

Headquarters Toronto, Ontario

Year founded 2014

Company size 51-200 employees

Specialties Seed to Sale Software, Tracking and Reporting, Cannabis Software, Compliance Software, Product Development, Software Engineering, Product Support, Data Security, ACMPR Compliance, Cannabis Consulting, Inventory and Sales, Technology, and Software Development

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=6424588&trk=top-startups-jobs

Ritual

Ritual is a social ordering app that taps networks of co-workers and colleagues for fast and easy pick up and pay at a wide variety of local restaurants and coffee shops.

Headquarters Toronto, Ontario

Year founded 2014

Company size 11-50 employees

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=10038123&trk=top-startups-jobs

Loopio

Loopio’s RFP response software streamlines the way enterprises respond to RFPs, RFIs, and Security Questionnaires. Our platform makes sales content accessible and enables collaboration across the organization.

Headquarters Toronto, ON

Year founded 2014

Company size 51-200 employees

Specialties Proposal Management Software, Proposal Software, RFP Response, Sales Effectiveness, Proposal Writing, Knowledge Management, and RFP Software

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=5020707&trk=top-startups-jobs

Flow

We are North America’s first social water brand, dedicated to the pursuit of positive experience and providing the highest quality water in the world, with a reduced environmental footprint. Founded by serial entrepreneur, Nicholas Reichenbach, Flow offers consumers the healthful benefits of drinking naturally alkaline spring water from a local and sustainable source.

Headquarters Toronto, Ontario

Year founded 2014

Company size 11-50 employees

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=9423769&trk=top-startups-jobs

Planswell

Planswell is a team of really smart people working together to change the financial industry for the better. We started by building software that uses proven principles of financial planning to calculate how to maintain the best possible standard of living throughout your life. Tens of thousands of Canadians have created plans with us, and we’re focused on reaching as many people as possible.

Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Year founded 2015
Company size 51-200 employees
Specialties Personal Financial Planning, Technology, Investment Advising, Online Wealth Management, Insurance Planning, and Mortgage Financing

Jobs https://www.linkedin.com/company/planswell/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_pulse_read%3BhAPxjmicQzafquWO%2FPRNWA%3D%3D

Stackadapt

StackAdapt is the no. 1 performing native advertising platform helping brands accelerate customer engagement and acquisition. This state-of-the-art platform is where some of the most progressive work in machine learning meets cutting-edge user experience. Ranking the highest in customer satisfaction and performance by G2 Crowd in the DSP category for the fourth time, StackAdapt is one of the fastest growing companies in Canada and ranks 6th in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 ranking and 23rd in Fast 500 in North America.

Headquarters Toronto, ON

Year founded 2013

Company size 51-200 employees

Specialties Native Advertising, Content amplification, Programmatic Native Advertising, Demand-Side Platform, Programmatic Media Buying, Native Ads, In-feed Native Advertising, Content Distribution, video advertising, and Ominchannel Advertising

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=5045143&trk=top-startups-jobs

Thalmic Labs

Thalmic Labs is pioneering new ways of interacting with digital devices. With a mission to merge people and technology, the company is revolutionizing how we will interact with technology in the future. Its first product, the Myo™ armband, measures electrical activity in muscles to wirelessly control computers, phones and other digital technologies, resulting in seamless interaction between humans and devices.

Headquarters Kitchener, Ontario

Year founded 2012

Company size 51-200 employees

Specialties Human Computer Interaction, Wearable Technology, Research and Development, and Gesture Control Technology

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=2734938&trk=top-startups-jobs

Prodigy Games

Imagine an entire generation of kids around the world rushing home to do their math homework because it was seamlessly integrated into their favourite video game. That's Prodigy, and we are revolutionizing the way the world learns math.

Headquarters Greater Toronto Area / Burlington, Ontario

Year founded 2011

Company size 51-200 employees

Specialties E-learning, Game Development, Education Technology, and Emotion Based Learning

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=2544361&trk=top-startups-jobs

Dialogue

Dialogue offers a range of healthcare services to employees and their families. We work hard to keep individuals healthy, present at work, productive and happy.

Headquarters Montreal, Quebec

Year founded 2016

Company size 51-200 employees

Specialties Healthcare, Telemedicine, Employee Benefits, and Health & Wellness

Jobs https://www.linkedin.com/company/dialogue-md/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_pulse_read%3BhAPxjmicQzafquWO%2FPRNWA%3D%3D

Collective Arts Brewing

Collective Arts Brewing is a grassroots beer company fusing the craft of brewing with the inspired talents of emerging artists, musicians, photographers & filmmakers. Our brewery is dedicated to promoting artists and raising the creative consciousness through the sociability of craft beer.

Headquarters Toronto Area / Hamilton, Ontario
Year founded 2013
Company size 11-50 employees
Specialties Beer, Craft Beer, Art, Music, Film, Collaboration, Visual Art, Call for Art, and Design

Jobs https://www.linkedin.com/company/collective-arts-brewing/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_pulse_read%3BhAPxjmicQzafquWO%2FPRNWA%3D%3D

Rangle

Rangle is a digital transformation consultancy that plans, designs and builds innovative applications for leading global clients. Our unique approach to partnership-based development ensures clients can move quickly from ideation to implementation.

Headquarters Toronto, ON

Year founded 2013

Company size 201-500 employees

Specialties Lean/Agile consulting, Dev Ops, Program Management, Product Management, UX Research, Customer Journey Mapping, Service Design, Design Systems, and Building end-to-end continuous innovation processes that link strategy to end-users

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=5018494&trk=top-startups-jobs

Tulip

Tulip is a mobile application provider focused on empowering workers in retail stores. Partnered with Apple, Tulip’s mission is to harness the power of the world’s most advanced mobile technology to deliver simple-to-use apps for store associates to lookup products, manage customer information, check out shoppers, and communicate with clients. Leading retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Kate Spade, Coach, and Bonobos use Tulip in their stores to elevate the shopping experience, increase sales and improve customer service. For more information, visit http://www.tulip.com.

Headquarters Toronto, ON
Year founded 2013
Company size 51-200 employees
Specialties In-Store Mobile Platform, Cloud Platform, Big Data, Retail Sales Associate Tablet, Clienteling, Mobile POS, Product Catalog, Product Knowledge, Store Communications, and In-Store Retail Platform

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=3187796&trk=top-startups-jobs

Deciem

We are a peaceful company. We make skincare that you can afford comfortably. <3

Headquarters Toronto, ON
Year founded 2013
Company size 201-500 employees
Specialties Cosmetics

 

TouchBistro

TouchBistro is a revolutionary, complete mobile POS solution on the iPad for the restaurant industry. Manage reservations, view the menu, take orders and review sales reports with a few simple touches. Instead of servers repeatedly moving between customers and terminals for order management, servers can remain with customers and instantly submit orders to the kitchen and bar. Servers no longer need to write down an order and then enter it into a distant terminal. TouchBistro's single entry system reduces errors and increases efficiency. Menu items can be presented in vibrant color with every detail captured. Menus can be quickly and easily updated and even published to the Web, providing more dynamic impact than a traditional menu can provide.

Headquarters Toronto, ON
Year founded 2011
Company size 201-500 employees
Specialties Mobile Application Development and Point of Sale

 

Behaviour

Behaviour is one of the newest entrants to the marketing agency landscape. Since November 2012, we have provided brand strategies, ideas and winning marketing programs for some of the country’s biggest and most respected brands. Our small but impressive client roster includes: Molson Coors, TELUS, Air Canada, Starbucks, and Live Clean.

Headquarters Toronto, Ontario

Year founded 2012

Company size 51-200 employees

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=4997541&trk=top-startups-jobs

 

GroupBy

GroupBy Inc. transforms the way retailers interact with their consumers online through data-driven commerce, media, and knowledge management software solutions. The company supports the online retail efforts of many of the world’s leading online retailers by driving more targeted site traffic and increases in revenue through its platform Searchandiser. GroupBy’s solutions provide industry-leading features for search, navigation, merchandising, search engine optimization (SEO) and search as you type (SAYT). Founded in 2013, GroupBy is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has offices around the world.

Headquarters Toronto, ON
Year founded 2013
Company size 51-200 employees
Specialties Searchandiser, Searchandiser Compute Edition, Hub Source, Ecommerce Search, Media Search & Knowledge Management, Merchandising, search, and Ecommerce

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=2873897&trk=top-startups-jobs

AlayaCare

AlayaCare is an end-to-end home health care software platform, focused on providing better patient outcomes through the use of robust clinical documentation, exceptional back office solutions, and next-generation technology.

Headquarters Toronto, ON

Year founded 2014

Company size 51-200 employees

Specialties Home Healthcare, Healthcare, SaaS, Technology, Software, and Home Care

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=5191283&trk=top-startups-jobs

Tracktik

TrackTik is an intuitive security workforce management platform providing actionable insight through integrated field operation and back office solutions.

Headquarters Montreal, Quebec

Year founded 2013

Company size 51-200 employees

Specialties Security Operation Management Software, Workforce Management Solutions, Security Management Softwares, Dispatch Solution, Physical Security, Guard Tour System, Mobile Reporting, Incident Reporting, Scheduling Software, Security, Dynamic Tracking, Security Guard Management, and Healthcare Security

Jobs https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?f_C=3206388&trk=top-startups-jobs

Connected

Connected is a software product development firm. We partner with ambitious companies across the product lifecycle to build products that drive user and business impact.

Headquarters Toronto, Ontario

Year founded 2014

Company size 51-200 employees

Specialties Software Eningeering, Android, UX Design, Smart Technology, IoT, Web Development, Mobile App Development, Product Development, Wearable Technology, Firmware Development, UI Design, User testing, Product Strategy, iOS, conversational interfaces, interaction design, motion design, augmented reality, innovation, react, design thinking, and voice

Jobs https://www.linkedin.com/company/connected-lab-inc-/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_pulse_read%3BhAPxjmicQzafquWO%2FPRNWA%3D%3D