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Hiring Women in Tech: How Locelle Hired Danielle as their Lead Developer.

Today we have another great VanHack Talent Success Case interview with Humaira, CEO at Locelle, a top startup from the Victoria, Canada tech ecosystem. She shares her experience in hiring Danielle, a Fullstack Java / Javascript developer. Check out her story below and if you’re looking to add more tech talent to your team, see …

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How to get hired in Canada by Fabricio, a Senior Developer who got a job in Toronto

This is a blog post by Fabricio Brito, a VanHack Premium Member who got hired at a Toronto based technology company in January 2021. Congrats Fabricio! Now that the information is finally public in my current position, where I am working for the last week, I can finally make this shout out to VanHack and …

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Advice from a Canadian VP Engineering on getting hired abroad

Justice Gray is the VP of Engineering at RocketPlace, a Silicon Valley startup with a Canadian engineering office. He has over 20 years of experience in software and has been working as a Tech Lead / CTO / VP Engineering for over 10 years. Here’s our webinar with him from VanHack CON 2020 and below …

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VanHack talks to the Canadian Minister of Immigration

On Thursday, November 5th, I had the great privilege of presenting my thoughts and feedback to Honourable Minister Marco Mendicino, the Canadian Minister of Immigration about how to bring more tech talent to Canada.  The event was put together by the Canadian Council of Innovators, a fantastic organization that represents Canada’s tech ecosystem to the …

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Canadian Engineering Office Setup Guide

Did you know that Amazon, Google, Square, Microsoft, Grammarly, Coursera, and Brex have Canadian Engineering offices? It’s true, many fast growing tech companies are setting up a remote Engineer office Canada. Why, you may ask? Well, mostly to expand their talent pool, hire faster and retain talent for longer all while expanding runway by leveraging …

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VanHack’s Guide to Working From a Home Office in 2020

This snapshot from Google Trends tells you all that you need to know – the whole world is rapidly trying to figure out how to Work from Home! VanHack has been a remote-only organization for the past five years, so we’ve already figured a lot of this out. We have 50+ employees across 10+ countries, …

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Success Story – How Luis got a job in Canada through VanHack Premium

Today’s post is about Luis Câmara’s journey to achieve his dream job in Canada. He wrote the story below. Check out how it happened. —- I joined VanHack to search for jobs in Canada last year. Since then I saw value in being a Premium member especially because I needed to update my resume and …

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Hire a team of senior developers in one weekend. Come to Colombia with VanHack

Don’t you wish you could take searching for a candidate from O(n^2) and convert that to O(log n)? (Yeah, I’d like to see O(n) as well, but that’s a bit much to ask for…)  We’ve all been there. Hiring the right person is sometimes as much an art as it is a science, and trying …

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How Alex moved from Vietnam to Canada with VanHack

In the spirit of “show, don’t tell”, here’s a video testimonial. And if you prefer to get your information via the written word, we have the transcript right below the video.   Hi, I’m Alex. I’m from Vietnam. I’m a front-end developer with four years of experience and I have been working with React/Redux and …

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Success Story – How Flávio Gomes got hired in Canada through VanHack Premium

A few weeks ago, we published a blog about VanHacker Evandro Rodrigues, and how he got hired in Canada through VanHack Premium.  Just like that post, today’s post is written by Flávio Gomes – another VanHacker who attributes his success with getting a job to VanHack Premium. The text below has been very lightly edited – …

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Help your friends get a job – and get a referral bonus!

VanHack is all about community. We believe that success is a result of joint efforts, and lending each other a helping hand. If you’re reading this, you’re already part of the VanHack family and you know that we really do mean what we say about helping each other out. You probably have many friends that …

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Success Story – How Evandro Humberto Rodrigues got a job in Vancouver through VanHack Premium

We often publish success stories on our blog. You’ve probably assumed that we get these by the usual method of interviewing our successful candidates and posting their stories on our blog. However, that’s not necessarily true. VanHack’s biggest asset is our community – we have more than 100,000 members, and a lot of them hang …

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