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How facing my fear gave me the opportunity to immigrate to Canada

The fear of taking risks put a lot of barriers on ourselves, making us sabotage everything we could accomplish if that fear weren’t there. In March this year, VanHack did the first Recruiting Fair for professionals who want to immigrate to Canada – and I was accepted to be there. By this time I haven’t …

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Soft skills for tech talents: are they important?

If you are a tech talent you know your technical skills are really important when looking for a job. But have you thought about the importance of your soft skills? Soft skills are personality traits and interpersonal skills that directly affect your relationships with other people. I’m talking about abilities like leadership, critical thinking, collaboration, …

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5 reasons to hire from abroad

5 Reasons To Hire From Abroad

Our global economy has been enveloped by digitization. This combined with the explosion of startups and startup hubs, the constant pressure to drive down costs, boost innovation and scale, are all contributing to a shortage of skilled tech talent in North America and Europe. For Canada, international recruitment is helping alleviate the shortage of local …

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Meet amazing 50 Women in Tech (who are actively job hunting!)

Every month VanHack identifies the top 50 professionals from our community to be part of our Talent Accelerator Program. These 50 talents receive an intense training program covering soft and tech skills to increase their chances of getting hired. This month, we decided to do something different: an all Female Accelerator Program. We’re bringing to light the top …

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Canadian Global Skills Visa: The Ultimate Guide

After months of waiting, the new Canadian Global Skills Visa has arrived. This means that tech talent can get their work permits processed in 20 business days allowing companies to hire highly skilled talent from abroad quickly to help fuel the Canadian economy. But, how does the Canadian Global Skills Visa process ACTUALLY work? and what are …

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How Leonardo got Hired at Booking.com and you can too!

Leonardo is a VanHack Premium member who got hired as a Senior Software Engineer at Booking.com through VanHack! They are going to sponsor visa work visa and he is moving to Amsterdam with his family. You can see how he did it during the following interview: If you are a Backend software developer with over 4 …

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Remote Job in Canada: Create a Portfolio, Blog and Video

One of the most important factors in getting a remote job (or in person job) in Canada is having a strong portfolio or personal website. This might come as a surprise, but your portfolio often times the reason why you get an interview or not. Since companies won’t be able to meet you in person, …

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How to use Slack to get a job in Canada

Slack is quickly becoming the messaging platform of choice for fast growing tech companies all over the world. It’s also becoming a platform to manage communities and to meet people with similar interests online. That’s why we believe Slack is your secret weapon to get a job in Canada! There are many slack groups focused …

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