We enable U.S. companies to build their scalable software product development teams in Canada quickly with our highly skilled, seasoned and reliable software engineers (both Canadian and foreign IT talent) that’s readily available to become part of our client in-house project team exactly when they need them. These resources are available on or off site depending on our client needs.Our promise is to help you shorten your time to hire and boost your team up to just a couple of weeks, not months or quarters!
Dedicated Teams in Canada are perfectly suited for U.S. companies and startups having issues finding and hiring qualified IT staff locally and willing to go beyond the national pool to get top IT talent. It’s a perfect option for companies that don’t want to build their own corporate, legal and accounting entity in Canada, and are looking to partner with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) in Canada to be responsible for their compliance with Canadian employment laws.
Software Product Development Team set up nearshore in Canada is a great option for companies that are planning to back-source their failed software development projects from Asia or Europe, as it still provides cost arbitrage while ensuring higher quality of deliverables due to a more convenient and efficient real-time team/project management, cultural and mentality proximity, U.S. to Canadian dollar rates, etc.
How it works
You place a Team solution inquiry by filling in a short form on our website or calling us directly at 778-772-4770 and get contacted back by a sales representative in Vancouver to discuss your request.
We sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and set up a discovery call to delve into the details of your software development needs, complexity of the request, duration of contracts and employment, etcetera.
We develop a draft agreement with pricing (hourly, weekly, monthly), plan of milestones and key deliverables, and other legal clauses.
We pre-select prospective candidates to join your team and send you those we believe are best suited for your project needs / best match your requirements.
You interview them and make the final hiring decisions.
We onboard the team, align it to your corporate mission and culture, and boost it with Agile / Lean best practices during the shortest possible ramp-up period.
By partnering with Digi117, you can expect your team to be fully up and running in 4-6 weeks or even less!
Developers, testers, designers and PM resources may be legally employed by Digi117, however, they work exclusively for you and your project needs, either in your office or onsite with us in Vancouver, BC (actually, we can build your team regardless of city and location in Canada).
So, in fact, it’s going to be your dedicated product development team and you can scale it up and down depending on your project needs or current financial situation.
What’s in it for you?
Faster time to hire talent and build a team via our national and international pool of tech specialists readily available for placement within Canada upon your demand.
You don’t deal with any IT, HR or admin hassle such as office space, workstations and legal, and dedicate 100% of your time and resources on project management and/or business development.
We process all payments.
You get fresh talent not shown on national job boards and sourced from a database that’s not seen elsewhere by other Canadian recruiters.
Your developers work in the same time zone and share a common language and culture.
To try us before choosing to partner with us on a more complex project, you can use us for building a pilot team to future-proof and prototype your software product. In this case the investment will be smaller and you can evaluate our work and approach in a reasonably short time period.
Canada in general and Vancouver in particular create great opportunities for U.S. based companies to nearshore their software development and ICT operations without compromising on quality, having to deal with cultural and mindset gaps, or managing talent located several thousands of km – up to 10 hours away or more.
Unlike the USA where businesses are starting to have issues getting skilled people from the rest of the world due to temporary suspension of premium H1B visa processing, Canada is moving in a completely different direction enticing more skilled foreign employees to relocate and work onsite in Canada.
The same time zone allows US companies to easily manage processes outsourced to Canada and Canadian sited employees to regularly visit the US-based HQ with a B1/B2 visa. – B2 is for tourist or medical treatment only. B1 is for temporary research, attend a meeting, consult with associates, but no USA source of funding and must be on a Canadian payroll. The TN Visa has many advantages.
A highly educated workforce is available for less capital for entrepreneurs all over the world who are ready and willing to make the leap to Canada (the Canadian dollar is 0.75 cents to the American dollar – spring of 2017).
The entire province of BC now boasts more than 100,000 specialists working in the tech sector. Employment in the industry rose 2.9% in 2016, compared to the national tech sector’s growth at 1.1%. Tech in BC alone employs more people than the mining, oil, gas and forestry industries — combined.
That being said, Canada provides affordable development talent, and thousands of people graduate each year from some of the best universities in the world. Don’t miss out on these opportunities now BEFORE most of your competitors rush to seek advanced talent and take advantage of foreign skilled migrants in Canada!