Tuesday, September 21, 2021


Amazon Canada to create 1,800 new tech and corporate jobs this year

Amazon plans to hire 1,800 new technology and corporate employees across all its Canadian corporate locations in 2021.

B.C. government extends PNP Tech Pilot indefinitely, renames it to BC PNP Tech

Last week, British Columbia government announced it is making the BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Tech Pilot permanent and renaming it to BC PNP Tech. The program was originally set to expire at the end of June 2021.

Top Women in FinTech and Blockchain celebration: More than a party

A dozen of Canada’s women leaders in FinTech and Blockchain will be celebrated on June 1st, but the inaugural Canada's Top Women in FinTech...

Canadian women entrepreneurs getting access to IFundWomen program from Visa Canada

Visa Canada is partnering with IFundWomen, a marketplace for women-owned businesses, to provide women entrepreneurs in Canada the chance to apply for ten grants of CAD$10,000 each and receive one-year mentorship opportunities to support their business journey. 

Number of women in cybersecurity who see gender bias is dropping, according to survey

The survey for cybersecurity vendor Tessian suggests things may be brightening.

Tech giant Infosys to bring 500 jobs to Calgary 

Multinational IT company Infosys is set to generate 500 jobs in Calgary over the next three years as part of its continued Canadian expansion.  

Universities form alliance to address ‘atrociously small’ number of Indigenous and Black engineering faculty in Ontario

To address this gap, six universities in Ontario have partnered to create the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering.

New 21-Day Data Challenge from Lighthouse Labs will help Canadians gain experience working with data

Demand for data analysts is increasing rapidly in Canada, and tech education company Lighthouse Labs is putting the call out for interested applicants to sign up for its new upskilling initiative called the 21-Day Data Challenge.

Amazon invests $3M in Canadian computer science programs

Amazon Canada is launching a new computer science program called Amazon Future Engineer and investing $3 million over three years to fund it and other Canadian programs.

SAP plans to open new research and development office in Montreal

Enterprise software firm SAP recently announced that it's doubling down on the Quebec market by opening a new research and development space in Montreal.

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