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Tackling UI complexity with State Machines

This is the first in a series of technical blog posts contributed by VanHackers. Today’s post is by Carlos G. Carlos is a Senior Software Engineer with 10 years of professional experience developing web applications for local and international companies. He’s worked with React, JavaScript, Electron, NodeJS, and Golang among other technologies for developing web …

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How to pay remote workers – your questions answered

As companies start to look into Remote Hiring, there’s one question that frequently comes up – how do I pay a remote employee? You may think it’s as easy as “Make an international bank transfer”.. but there’s a bit more to it than that. Let’s look at the various aspects you need to consider when …

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Relocating to Canada during COVID-19!

VanHacker Camilo Barreto recently moved to Vancouver from Colombia after getting a job through VanHack. Moving to a new country takes some effort at the best of times. Camilo and his family were undeterred though, as they knew this was the culmination of something they had been working towards for a long time. The flights …

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A Free Guide to Remote Hiring and Onboarding

We’ve created a guide to help you kick-start your Remote Hiring processes. This is based on 5+ years of operating as a fully-remote company, as well as our experience helping over 800 candidates get jobs in Canada and the EU.  Most of the candidates were interviewed and hired entirely remotely. Here’s what we cover VanHack’s …

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Saving money AND increasing Performance – Optimizing VanHack’s Cloud Computing costs

Cutting costs. These two words often mean reducing performance or sacrificing features – but it doesn’t have to be that way! If managed correctly, a crisis can be an opportunity to drive change , and the results can be startling – in a good way! This is the story of how VanHack’s tech team managed …

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Remote Work – Ten Questions Companies Should Answer Before hiring their First Remote Employee

The events of the last month have led to you deciding to start hiring remote. That’s great news (and we can help with that – check out our Virtual Hiring Fair), but I’m sure you have a lot of questions as you start to think through the process of getting your new employee up and …

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Building Culture on a Remote Team

Update: We’re hosting a live webinar on Remote Onboarding. VanHack CEO Ilya Brotzky will share best practices and answer your questions on April 14, 2 PM Eastern Time. Click here to register! Building the right kind of company culture is something every company has to think about. And if you’re running a remote-only organization, it’s …

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COVID 19 – FAQs on Canadian Immigration

On March 26th, 2020, VanHack Senior Immigration Consultants Karan Dhani and Melissa Arrambide hosted a live webinar where they provided an update on the situation, and answered many of your questions. The replay of the webinar is posted at the bottom of this post, but please note that some of that information may be out …

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VanHack’s Guide to Remote Hiring in 2020

Remote + Relocation: The Present of Work Since 2015, our mission at VanHack has been to create a borderless world for tech talent.  Well, that clearly isn’t possible these days with so many countries closing their borders due to COVID-19.  We’ve spent the last few weeks listening to the market in order to understand the …

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Canada wants 1 million new immigrants by 2022

In his first major policy speech, Canada’s new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marco Mendicino set out the current government’s priorities on immigration. He began by saying that Canada’s future is dependent on immigration. The demographic reasons for this are many, including the country’s aging population and low replacement birth rate. A direct consequence …

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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 Pablo got hired as a senior DevOps engineer in Canada

How Pablo got hired as a senior DevOps engineer in Canada

We’re proud to be a bridge connecting Canadian companies with some of the most talented tech professionals from around the world. And here we present one of our most recent successful candidates, Pablo from Colombia. Today he’s working with a great Canadian company. Hired as a Senior DevOps Engineer, he’s providing a skill set that’s very …

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How to create a Labour Market Benefit Plan (LMBP) for the Global Talent Stream

How to create a Labour Market Benefit Plan (LMBP) for the Global Talent Stream

Want your Global Talent Stream application to move faster through the system? You’ll need to present an organized and well-written Labour Market Benefit Plan (LMBP). That’s why we built this handy LMBP builder, so you can quickly create a plan that the government will love, in just 5 minutes! Use our fast-and-easy Labour Market Benefit …

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How Canadian companies build diverse teams. Lessons learned

How Canadian companies build diverse teams. Lessons learned

I just got back from VanHack’s Toronto gathering on how companies build diverse teams (Thanks to Techstars Toronto and Founder’s Institute Toronto for supporting the event! Full disclosure: I wasn’t just an attendee. I was the lead organizer for it.) I did it to learn how companies are embracing diversity and inclusion here in Toronto, the …

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