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Vancouver Startups Ecosystem 2017

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. This recognition from Startup Genome also shows that the city has had a significant impact on technology niche with over 55% of companies offering their employees stock options to support this robust ecosystem.

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Seven Programming Languages Best Suited For eCommerce Solution Development

eCommerce has evolved significantly over the past decade and is expected to surpass $4 trillion in retail and e-commerce sales by 2020, according to IBM. There are a lot of Content Management Systems (CMS), hosted solutions, and plugins freely available for you to set up your online retail presence.

Top 5 Tools for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Development

  Artificial intelligence (AI) is the recreation of human knowledge forms by machines, particularly PC systems. These procedures incorporate learning (the obtaining of data and standards for utilizing the data), thinking (utilizing guidelines to arrive at rough or positive resolutions) and self-correction.

10 Canadian Tech Startups to Watch in 2018

The Canadian tech ecosystem is booming with startups regularly attracting some serious investment. Many of these young companies are also showing that they can overcome early challenges and grow both revenue and personnel.

How to Interview a MEAN Stack Developer

So you’re looking to hire a MEAN stack developer for your bootstrap startup or established company and you’re going to conduct the interviews yourself. What questions should you ask to identify the candidate that will be a good fit for your team and project?

How to Write an Effective Tech Resume in Canada

If you look at the most in-demand skills in Canada, cloud and distribution computing along with statistical analysis and data mining reign supreme. But various other tech skills are also in high demand across the country including MEAN stack, LAMP stack, JavaScript, Python etc. But to get your foot in through the door, you first need resume that will blow your potential employer's socks off.

IT Relocation to Canada: 3 Main Steps to Focus On

Since last November, there has been a lot of chatter within the tech industry about moving operations to Canada. For software engineers, in particular, it can be a perfect match as their skills are in high demand in a vibrant environment that’s growing from strength to strength.

The Average Time it Takes to Hire a Software Developer in Canada

If you’re a software developer in Canada looking for a job, you’re going to be thrilled because the tech sector in the country is booming with opportunities galore. This situation won’t change anytime soon as it’s a major economic driver that continues to grow (as the world gets ever so close towards a digital economy).

True Cost of Hiring IT Talent

As you may already know, salary isn't the only factor that affects the total cost of your IT resource. In IT industry, competition for skilled human resources is truly tough everywhere in the world, so if you're able to find a specialist for your in-house project team using your internal recruiters, feel free to consider yourself to be born with a silver spoon in the mouth.

Canada As a Nearshoring Destination for U.S. Tech: To Be Or Not To Be?

How would you answer the question: "Why don't American tech companies move 100% of their operations to Canada given their view on Trump's anti-immigration stance?" Thanks to the world's largest Q&A portal Quora, we can see what people of different backgrounds and lifestyles think about Canada as a nearshoring destination for US tech. International Tax and Immigration Lawyer David S.