Going north of the border to outsource IT functions may not have been the obvious choice for US companies, but that’s changing rapidly. This phenomenon is supported by the political climate in the US and an exchange rate that favors American companies.
Whether it’s a startup or an established business, the success of IT projects heavily depends on their ability to deliver on time (and to the specification) and within the budget. Doing all this work in-house can be a good solution, but it can also be risky and expensive.
There is a massive supply and demand imbalance in Canada’s tech ecosystem. It can be attributed to mismatched skills and an aging workforce that has created an urgent need for information communication and technology (ICT) talent.
A recent report by Startup Genome has rated Vancouver as Canada’s number one startup ecosystem. Further, the city on the west coast is also ranked 15th in the world which is a direct recognition of the city’s thriving startup scene that produced the likes of Hootsuite, SLACK, and Plenty Of Fish.