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46 Canadian Tech Startups That Raised Money Last 3 Months (04-07 2018)

We have been taking some deserved time off and neglected to update some VCs’ moves and money raised in the last few months or so (April – July 2018). Here is recap of what happened in Canadian tech when it came to raising money. Once again, Toronto and Montreal companies dominated the tech scene. Congrats … Continue reading 46 Canadian Tech Startups That Raised Money Last 3 Months (04-07 2018)

Vancouver Cracks Down on Unlincensed Airbnb

More than 1,500 licenses have been issued by the City of Vancouver to Airbnb hosts. Over 2,000 listings are being investigated due to duplicate listings and no valid license; and could result in penalties. August 31st is the official dead line to get your license to rent out your place. Unlicensed rentals will face a … Continue reading Vancouver Cracks Down on Unlincensed Airbnb

Not enough cyber security talent in Canada, Deloitte reports

A new report by Deloitte said that Canada is severely lacking cyber security talent , and shortage of talent is not being addressed enough by universities and colleges. Deloitte says that demand for cyber security professionals is climbing up by a rate of 7% annually with 5,000 of roles expected to be filled by 2021. … Continue reading Not enough cyber security talent in Canada, Deloitte reports

Amazon to Bring 3,000 Jobs to Vancouver

Amazon announced that it will be adding 3,000 tech jobs in Vancouver. The jobs that Amazon will be trying to fill would be among e-commerce technology, cloud computing, and machine learning. The new Amazon office will be located at Canada Post headquarters, at 349 West Georgia Street in Vancouver. Approximate opening date will be sometimes in … Continue reading Amazon to Bring 3,000 Jobs to Vancouver

Vancouver to Seattle Highspeed Train Almost a Reality

Update: While High speed train is being studied by both provincial and state governments, a private company, Harbour Air Seaplanes, has launched a seaplane that gets you in Seattle in around 1 hour from Vancouver. The tickets are around $400 but if speed is what you are after – this will be the best option … Continue reading Vancouver to Seattle Highspeed Train Almost a Reality

Vancouver To Target AirBnb, $1k Fine if Unlicensed

To combat shortage of rentals in the city, Vancouver passed a by law limiting short term rentals. This ban does not affect individuals renting out their own place / principal residence, but affects businesses or individuals who own or rent our more than one property. Vancouver’s real estate prices have been through the roof, and … Continue reading Vancouver To Target AirBnb, $1k Fine if Unlicensed

Amazon To Hire 1,000 IT Pros in Vancouver, Open 2nd Office

No no, This is not their 2nd HQ office. Amazon is opening a second office in Vancouver to grow their team from 1,000 tech professionals to 2,000 within the next few years. Alexandre Gagnon, Amazon Canada VP said: “Amazon is excited to continue growing our workforce throughout Canada. We are among the largest employers of … Continue reading Amazon To Hire 1,000 IT Pros in Vancouver, Open 2nd Office