VIATEC’s virtual call for tech talent draws over 750 candidates
VIATEC’s virtual call for tech talent draws over 750 candidates
On March 25, 2021 the Victoria Call for Talent will feature 35 local tech employers
VICTORIA, BC (March 24, 2021) - The Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology & Entrepreneurship Council (VIATEC), will be putting on it’s very first virtual career fair, the Victoria Call for Talent, tomorrow from 11am-3pm PDT. The event will feature online employer booths, breakout rooms, presentations, panel sessions, one-on-one meetings and resume sharing.
“To raise awareness of Greater Victoria’s thriving tech sector, we have been hosting and attending career fairs for decades,” said Dan Gunn, VIATEC’s CEO. “Like every tech region, we need to continually attract fresh talent to keep up with the demand. Due to COVID we’ve had to get creative and develop an entirely online approach which opened the door for us to target highly skilled and experienced candidates from further away.”
Out of the over 750 candidates registered so far:
- 68 percent are from outside of the Greater Victoria region,
- 18 percent are from outside Canada,
- 83 percent are looking for or open to remote work, and
- 60 percent are looking for or open to relocating.
In addition to investing in a robust, Canadian-made virtual event platform, EventMobi, VIATEC invested in paid campaigns to target candidates for niche roles based on employer’s input. Additionally, VIATEC has worked with a range of Canadian organizations to promote this event, including post-secondary programs across the country and groups or employment services for women, Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, and other historically marginalized groups in the tech industry.
The participating employers are looking to fill a range of both technical and business roles across all experience levels, from Customer Success, Marketing, Unity Game Developers, Hardware Team Leads, Finance Executives, and everything in between.
In addition to the open roles, panel discussions will cover: “Relocation”, “Our Tech Sector & In-Demand Skills”, and “Community & Networking”. Panelists from within the community have volunteered to step up and lead these conversations to help candidates have an easier time joining and succeeding in the community.
“By interviewing new talent, we know that these three topics are often the biggest barriers to folks joining our tech community,” said Eve Olynyk, VIATEC’s Community Talent Development Manager. “Our employers are facing an unprecedented need for talent and we believe the best way to fill that demand is by connecting employers with skilled, diverse candidates from beyond our shores and removing hurdles to candidates who wish to join our community.”
The event is capped at 1,000 participants and registration is still open for now, but it is likely the event will reach capacity. Those interested are encouraged to visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/victoria-call-for-talent-virtual-career-fair-registration-141205891623.
This event is presented by VIATEC. Media Partner: Used.ca. Promotional Partner: BCJobs.ca.
Victoria Call for Talent Employers:
As a full service IT provider, our mission at Ammolite is to teach and empower organizations to achieve amazing results through adopting technology.
AOT technologies is an award-winning integration and analytics solution company. Our integration and intelligence-first approach allows us to build intelligent systems for enterprises and governments. This approach has made us one of the fastest growing companies in Canada. AOT Technologies is Great Place to Work Certified™, awarded as one of the Best Workplaces™ in British Columbia, and the recipient of the Maclean’s Growth 500 award. We are proud of our inclusive and coaching culture, and our expertise in what we do.
Barnacle Systems Inc is an award-winning manufacturer of boat security and monitoring products. Barnacle has developed products that are protecting recreational, military, and industrial vessels around the world.
BC Pension Corporation
As a forward-thinking independent organization, we create value through accurate, credible, timely and consistent delivery of service.
BC Public Service
The BC Public Service has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 employers and offers outstanding career growth and learning opportunities.
Do you have the passion to move people? From small towns to large urban centres, BC Transit transports more than 58 million customers in communities across the province every year. Recognized as a Top Employer in BC for 2021, BC Transit is proud to offer rewarding career opportunities, competitive compensation and great benefits to support employees and their families.
Caorda Web Solutions
A creative web design, development, marketing, SEO and hosting firm.
Checkfront is a unified booking management system used to accept reservations, process payments, sign documents, and track customers.
We make games because we love games. Codename Entertainment is the award-winning studio founded in 2008 here in glorious Victoria, BC.
A group of crazy-fun people with a mission: help restaurants navigate the digital world. Given our growth and entrepreneurial nature, we’re either actively hiring or working on our candidate pool. We've grown 200% in 2020 and we won't stop there
Dyspatch is an email production platform that allows teams to streamline their entire email creation process and empower their email team to easily build emails with a library of pre-tested, on brand email blocks without needing to code. Our portfolio also includes Sendwithus, a transactional email template management platform ideal for SMBs
Echosec Systems is a leader in online information discovery and data gathering.
Our core mission in business is to find the most profitable, ethical, and effective avenues of improving enrollment management performance. We are sticklers for testing, and are constantly challenging the status quo to find best practices that can guide our and our clients’ success.
Epic is a leading digital media brand for kids. Reaching 10 million children in homes and in schools, Epic encourages kids to explore their interests and learn in a fun, safe, kid-friendly environment.
Ergonomyx is a digital health technology company that manufactures workspace fitness products that connect to cloud services and mobile apps.
Eterio Realities is a group of industry leaders and software engineers that specialize in Augmented Reality for Industry 4.0. Our flagship product, FabStation, uses break-through Mixed Reality technologies to visually place 3D assets into a worker’s normal workflow for construction and inspection.
Fresche Solutions is a market leader in web development, modernization and transformation solutions for IBM
FreshWorks Studio specializes in designing and developing elegant and highly functional mobile and web apps for startups, enterprises and the public sector. Our team of 80+ innovative problem solvers includes analysts, consultants, designers, developers and other technology professionals that are based mostly in Victoria, BC (though also remote-friendly!) but come from across the globe. They bring their unique perspectives to work with them and this diversity of culture and talent is building new transformative digital experiences every day. We may have 13 vegans on our team but we're always on the hunt for talented people, so stay alert out there.
FTS is committed to driving extreme weather situational awareness to the leading edge of the IoT revolution.
Kano (www.kanoapps.com) builds loyal communities around fun and engaging social games.
Latitude Technologies (SKYTRAC)
Latitude Technologies Corp., headquartered in Victoria, is an aerospace parts manufacturer and provider of flight data monitoring, flight following, and satellite data and voice communications equipment and services.
Limbic Media is a company that specializes in sound reactive LED lighting control technologies.
LlamaZOO Interactive develops leading-edge technology straight out of science fiction that disrupts and improves how traditional industries do business. We create 3D mixed reality solutions that give anyone and everyone access to contextualized data, creating a positive local and global impact while increasing operating efficiencies across a range of industries.
MazumaGo is a fast-growing, Victoria-based Fintech start-up with the mission to digitize the way businesses process payments.
Mint CRO provides an Engineering Approach to Marketing.
NetMotion is a Mobile Performance Management and Security software company that gives organizations with mobile workforces the connectivity, visibility and control needed to solve the common challenges of the mobile workforce.
Water treatment infrastructures like desalination and wastewater treatment are essential in meeting the ever-increasing global demand for fresh water. The problem is, these infrastructures are highly resource intensive and account for massive amounts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Pani is tackling this problem head-on with innovative digital tools to improve the way these complex processes operate. Work with us, save the world!
The parent organization to a portfolio of companies, Redbrick creates admired businesses through operational excellence, exquisite product development and results-driven marketing. Redbrick was ranked 5th Fastest-Growing Company in Canada, and 2nd in Software, by PROFIT 500.
We specialize in the design and manufacture of Internet-connected building controls and green BACnet building automation systems.
Semaphore provides software engineering services and custom software solutions for enterprise companies, private laboratories, healthcare organizations, and governments.
SendtoNews is a leading online video platform, partnering with the biggest names in digital media. We work directly with brands like the NFL, MLB, Rolling Stone, Google, the Chicago Tribune and more to help them thrive with digital video. Join our award winning (and growing!) team.
SSI provides Autodesk based solutions to the shipbuilding and offshore industry.
StarFish Medical is Canada’s largest medical device design, development and contract manufacturing company. We help medtech innovators throughout North America overcome challenging technology obstacles to create breakthrough products that improve health and save lives
Stocksy United is an art-forward, royalty-free stock photo + video agency that makes discovering unique, beautifully authentic imagery effortless. Founded as a cooperative, everything we do is a bold celebration of art.
VIATEC's mission is to cultivate the most cohesive tech community in the world by providing resources to tackle shared opportunities and challenges while boosting a sense of belonging and shaping our region. We work closely with our members to offer a variety of events, programs and services. In addition, VIATEC serves as the front door of the local tech sector and as its spokesperson. To better support local innovators, we acquired our own building (Fort Tectoria) where we offer flexible and affordable office space to emerging local companies along with a gathering/event space for local entrepreneurs.
Dan Gunn, CEO
Media Contact : Dan Gunn, CEO, VIATEC: email@example.com, 250-882-2820
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