Land a Career With One of Canada’s Smartest Companies at Techfest Toronto

Let Canada’s best and brightest tech companies pitch to you at Techfest Toronto.

It has been five years since Profit Magazine named Shopify “Canada’s Smartest Company” and considering what the Ottawa giant has accomplished since then, we’re confident they’ve added more IQ points since then.

The company went public in 2015, marking Canada’s most significant tech IPO in years.

What’s behind the company’s astounding, sustained success? The same key ingredient as any successful company: top talent—and you could be the next hire for one of Canada’s smartest companies at the premier recruiting event for tech careers: Techfest Toronto on April 27th.


Techfest is a unique recruiting event that connects the hottest hiring companies with top talent in major cities across North America. Throughout the evening, hiring company executives pitch a crowd of potential employees at varying seniority levels on why they’re the best employer in the room—it’s a night of delicious drinks, fabulous food, and next-level networking. And Shopify is just one of several amazing companies that want you to work for them.

Here are the companies pitching at Techfest Toronto:


This Toronto team builds cloud native, digital products for clients in more than 30 industries throughout North America. Architech’s team is made up of some of the country’s best designers, developers, strategists and innovators. They are committed to delivering high-quality products and they are looking for your help.

Avalanche Studios

Avalanche Studios is Swedish video game developer with offices in New York and Stockholm. This team is searching for talent across the board to help build amazing titles such as Just Cause 3 and Mad Max.

BrainStation Toronto


More than 1,000 individuals come through BrainStation’s doors each to attending part-time & full-time courses, speaker series, panels, workshops, lunch & learns, and micro-conferences. Every student and employee enjoys access to an immersion in the tech community. BrainStation is actively recruiting for both staffers and students for their amazing Toronto campus.


Formed in 2005, FlightNetwork specializes in providing global travellers with the lowest-price airfares, hotels, vacation packages, and car rentals. Over the last decade the company as has grown to 350 employees around the world serving more than 2 million customers, making it the largest Canadian-owned online travel agency. Their new Toronto office will open soon right downtown.


Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Toronto, Freshbooks is a cloud-based accounting software product used by more than 10 million small business owners. In 13 years, FreshBooks has become the leading cloud-based accounting software in more than 160 countries.


As Canada’s fastest-growing insurance and financial technology company based in Toronto, Kanetix is a full service brokerage that covers both individual and commercial insurance needs. Founded in 2002, Kanetix is an innovative brokerage that works with many of Canada’s top insurance providers to offer consumers competitive pricing and choices. They also offer an amazing work culture in their downtown office.

Rakuten Kobo

Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks and magazines to millions of users across the world. Kobo empowers booklovers to read more – because they believe reading makes the world a better place. Kobo delivers the best digital reading experience, offering one of the world’s largest catalogues with millions of titles, award-winning eReaders and top-ranking apps.

Shopify Toronto

Shopify is an e-commerce titan that has continued to grow and dazzle the global tech community with innovation that empowers entrepreneurs and a work culture that is second-to-none. Check out their amazing Toronto office here.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver truly world-changing insight based on rich content sources. Thomson Reuters has recently announced the expansion of its Canadian operations with the creation of a new technology center in downtown Toronto.

Ubisoft Toronto


Committed to enriching players’ lives with original & memorable entertainment experiences, Ubisoft is one of the world’s leading game creators. With more than 10,000 employees worldwide, Ubisoft as an authority in the gaming community and offers the one of the best work cultures in the industry. And check out their Killer office.


Univeris is a world-class technology platform headquartered from Toronto.  Their 100-person team and partners offer the most comprehensive wealth management solution for financial advisors in the credit union, banking, insurance and investment dealer sectors. Technological innovation is one of the cornerstones of Univeris product development strategy and through its Evergreen approach to technology, new features and capabilities transparently integrate into the platform.

Techfest Toronto is taking place on Thursday, April 27th at Steam Whistle Brewing. Tickets start at just $20 and include a drink, delectable appetizers and a chance to show what you’ve got! As always, space is limited and this event will sell out, so secure your spot now.

Are you an employer that would like to participate in Techfest Toronto in the future? Please reach out: