UPDATED BY
Sara B.T. Thiel | Feb 22, 2024

While dozens of cities across North America have become synonymous with the tech space, there’s one that stands out among the rest in terms of rapid tech growth — and it’s not exactly close to Silicon Valley. In truth, Toronto has proven to be by far one of the fastest growing tech epicenters, touting a global presence that stems from a diverse range of industries. Labeled a “startup hotspot” by Inc. Magazine, Toronto's ascent into tech stardom reached its height over the past decade, when industry giants like Google, Twitter and Microsoft established satellite offices across the city, and fledgling companies began opening up in droves. 

With a notable influx of venture capital and strong ties to nearby tech hub Kitchener-Waterloo, the city is slated to become a global tech leader. This surge in worldwide status is promising news for the city’s established tech companies, which will undoubtedly benefit from the area’s burgeoning tech presence. From fintech to healthtech, Toronto’s tech companies span a wide range of sectors — a demonstration of the diversity of the city’s tech scene. Whether they’re developing smart home devices or reinventing remote education, these tech companies in Toronto are doing their part to make the Canadian capital a hotbed of invention and disruption.  

Tech Companies in Toronto to Know

  • Top Hat
  • Loopio
  • TradeRev
  • Coinsquare
  • Mavencare
  • Rubikloud Technologies
  • Ecobee

 

Focus: Software, information technology, payments

KUBRA specializes in customer experience management solutions. Its portfolio of cloud-based products and services includes billing, payments and communications systems that make it simple and secure for businesses like utilities providers to interact with their customers. The company says its services benefit more than 40 percent of U.S. and Canadian households.

KUBRA Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: E-commerce, food, retail, software

Instacart is a grocery delivery service operating in thousands of cities throughout Canada and the United States. Shoppers can use Instacart’s website or mobile app to place orders for fresh produce, pantry staples, meat, seafood and other goods and then follow real-time updates as a personal shopper selects and drops off their items. Some retailers also offer curbside pickup through Instacart.

Instacart Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

 

Focus: Fintech

Cash App provides financial services to its network of over 55 million active users, who can send and receive money transfers from their mobile phones. The platform facilitates person-to-person transfers, Bitcoin transactions and fractional investments, and also provides more traditional banking services like debit transactions and savings.

Cash App Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Professional services, business consulting, healthtech, artificial intelligence

ZS serves clients with industry-specific business tech solutions for management issues. For example, the company offers Zaidyn, a cloud-native platform equipped with workflows, analytics and algorithms for clinical healthcare research. ZS works with clients across multiple industries, including retail and financial services, but places a particular emphasis on providing products and expertise for the healthtech market.

ZS Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Food

The Kraft Heinz Company operates a portfolio of popular food and drink brands that reach consumers around the globe. It has over 38,000 employees working across a variety of teams, such as digital, information technology, marketing and research and development. The company says its tech professionals work to “empower every aspect of our global business” by building products, solving challenges and engaging in continuous learning.

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Focus: Hospitality

Toast makes software and hardware for the hospitality industry, including point-of-sale systems and remote ordering platforms. It serves fine dining restaurants, fast casual spots, bars, food trucks and other food and drink establishments. Toast’s technology supports them in streamlining operations for everything from fulfilling orders faster to managing employee schedules and setting up loyalty programs.

Toast Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Financial services

Morningstar operates a portfolio of brands and technology products for investors, advisers, asset managers and other professionals across the financial services and wealth management space. Its Morningstar Investor product, for example, provides individual investors with research and insights to help them make data-driven investment decisions.

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Focus: Software

Founded in 2016, Roofr describes itself as an “all-in-one sales toolbox for roofers.” The company has developed a series of tools to help roofers procure measurement reports, provide instant estimates using satellite technology and manage their entire workflow from ordering materials to invoicing customers. The company, originally based in Toronto, hires its fully remote workforce from all over Canada. 

Roofr Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Autotech + Robotics + Manufacturing

Headquartered in Aurora, Ontario, Magna International is a mobility technology company that supplies the worldwide automotive industry. It operates within a number of segments including body exterior, seating systems and complete vehicles. The company incorporates AI-enabled technology and predictive maintenance systems throughout its manufacturing process. It’s also investing in artificial intelligence solutions for autonomous vehicles including object classification, which allows self-driving cars to identify critical traffic and road conditions. 

Magna International Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Cybersecurity

What they do: Cloudflare’s tech offerings center around cybersecurity and optimization, with a zero trust platform, a developer platform and services for network and application security and performance. Its solutions can be used to securely build and deploy cloud applications, protect and accelerate networks and applications, secure remote work environments and maintain connectivity clouds.

Cloudflare Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Designing and building new tech projects

What they do: BCG X is the international Boston Consulting Group’s “tech build and design division.” It has close to 3,000 experts working in more than 80 cities around the globe on developing new products, services and businesses in collaboration with organizations across industries like retail and agtech. 

BCG X Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Digital operations management

What they do: PagerDuty’s platform gives businesses the capabilities to manage their digital operations, equipped with features for incident response, customer service operations, process automation and other critical activities. The company also offers more than 700 integrations so that customers can make PagerDuty’s solutions work with their existing toolkit of tech platforms. PagerDuty has served over 25,000 companies, including big name brands like Zoom, DoorDash and Peloton.

PagerDuty Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Edtech

What they do: Top Hat has created a higher education teaching app that helps professors more closely connect with students. The app enables instructors to stream lectures in real time, record class meetings, take attendance, present and edit slides, and create polls, quizzes and discussions. Partnering with more than 750 universities across North America, Top Hat provides students access to digital textbooks, assignments, and online tests and exams.

Top Hat is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Computer + Network Security

What they do: 1Password enables its users to save their passwords so they can log in to sites with a single click. The company’s technology records usernames and passwords during sign in and keeps them secure by tracking password breaches and other security problems. 1Password works with a variety of clients including Geckoboard, Netguru and Unbabel.

1Password Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Autotech

What they do: Acquired by KAR Global in 2017, TradeRev aims to reinvent the auto industry with its vehicle appraisal and auctioning system. Through the company’s platform, dealers and buyers can launch live, dealer-to-dealer auctions, offering the ability to sell vehicles on-demand while generating real-time pricing information. TradeRev’s technology is designed to bring transparency to the automotive auction space.

TradeRev Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Software

What they do: Taplytics aims to help businesses deliver personalized customer experiences that span mobile, email, web and more. The company’s customer experience automation platform allows users to deliver unique cross-channel experiences at scale, elevating customer relationships and optimizing customer touchpoints. Additionally, Taplytics’ suite of services are intended to help enterprises of all sizes optimize their products, begin testing immediately and grow their team’s skills. 

Taplytics Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Software

What they do: Flybits enables micro-personalized experiences to help its clients create value for their customers. The company’s contextual recommendation engine helps businesses better understand their customers by aggregating data and making it more accessible, which ultimately leads to increased engagement, greater loyalty and higher ROI. Flybits works primarily with retail banking, wealth management and insurance clients. 

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Focus: Fintech

What they do: Sensibill provides digital banking tools intended to foster stronger relationships between financial institutions and their customers. The company’s suite of tools enables users to acquire customers with a true differentiator, increase mobile and card usage, personalize offers to grow product holdings, increase customer retention and boost referral rates. Sensibill works with banks located throughout North America and the U.K. 

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Focus: Home Electronics

What they do: Launched by Stuart Lombard, Ecobee creates smart home products designed to help consumers save money and conserve energy. The company’s devices include smart thermostats, cameras, sensors and air filters, all of which are developed to work seamlessly together and can connect with users’ smartphones to ensure optimal home security. Ecobee also offers its own subscription-based thermostat management software, SmartBuildings, which is intended to help commercial and multi-family buildings optimize energy savings. 

Ecobee Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Care Services

What they do: CareGuide is dedicated to matching families with high-quality care providers through its portfolio of websites. The company helps its users discover child care, housekeeping services, elder care and pet care, which can be accessed through websites like Sitter.com, ElderCare.com and PetSitter.com. CareGuide’s website, HeartPayroll, helps people more easily pay caregivers, offering competitive pricing and seamless processing capabilities.

CareGuide Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Entertainment

What they do: Founded by Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen, Wattpad is a global multi-platform entertainment company that facilitates the creation and distribution of content across various formats. Their social storytelling platform allows artists to create, build and amplify their stories, boasting more than 50 writing resources. Wattpad’s aim is to connect untapped, talented writers with leading multi-media entertainment companies.

Wattpad Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Healthtech

What they do: Think Research is a healthcare software company that aims to organize the world’s health knowledge to ensure all people get the best care. The company’s knowledge-based tools empower clinicians at the point of care and across all sectors, while their in-house team of physicians, pharmacists, nurses and nurse practitioners consolidate research into actionable insights. Think Research’s solutions are designed to reduce costs and inefficiencies and fit seamlessly into clinical workflows, thus improving clinical pathways and patient outcomes.

Think Research Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Software

What they do: Influitive helps its clients discover, nurture and mobilize customer advocates to drive top-line growth and bottom-line profits. The company’s platform is designed to drive engagement and customer growth at scale by combining customer advocacy tools, expert services and training with intelligent automation, gamification and personalization features. Influitive works with a wide range of global brands including IBM, Oracle, Cisco and Adobe.

Influitive Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Software

What they do: Loopio has developed response software that streamlines the way enterprises respond to RFPs, RFIs and security questionnaires. The software features a multi-language library, customized categories, duplicate detection and an attachment library, all of which makes sales content more accessible and enables collaboration across the organization. Loopio’s client base includes BugcrowdDocuSign, HedgeServ, Citrix and Netskope.

Loopio Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Cryptocurrency

What they do: Coinsquare has created a platform for trading bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP and other cryptocurrencies. The company’s proprietary platform runs multiple encrypted and distributed backups daily, while its QuickTrade feature instantly enables trades between any two currencies. Coinsquare is committed to focusing on transparency, risk mitigation, and building a regulated and safe environment for the trading of digital assets.

Coinsquare Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Biotech

What they do: Founded by Brendan Frey, Deep Genomics utilizes AI, biology and automation to develop life-saving genetic therapies. Their AI-powered discovery platform helps the company’s team of geneticists, molecular biologists and chemists identify the best drug candidates. Deep Genomics ultimately focuses on the development and marketing of oligonucleotide therapies that target the genetic determinants of disease at the level of RNA or DNA.

Deep Genomics Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Healthtech

What they do: Mavencare is dedicated to providing high-quality, family-focused home care to senior citizens. The company allows users to book and monitor home care appointments at any time, utilizing mobile technology that provides seniors with appointment updates and medication reminders. Mavencare is guided by the aim to enable elderly patients to receive care from the comfort of their homes.

Mavencare Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Software

What they do: EventMobi enables event planners and marketers to deliver interactive, memorable experiences through the company's event app platform. Their event management software enables users to collect registrations, foster attendees' connections, schedule important reminders, collect feedback and gather insights through live reporting. Boasting clients from a broad range of industries, EventMobi also offers a virtual event platform for online and hybrid conferences. 

EventMobi Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

  

Focus: Software

What they do: Achievers helps drive organizational success by enabling businesses to activate employee participation and accelerate a culture of performance. The company’s employee engagement platform gets rid of the need for disparate rewards and recognitions processes by allowing users to acknowledge each other’s contributions, communicate effectively and quantify their results. Achievers’s diverse client base boasts organizations such as McDonald’s, Ericsson, General Motors and Availity.

Achievers Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

 

Focus: Retail Tech

What they do: Flipp seeks to change the way consumers shop by helping retailers and brands transform their businesses. The company’s next-generation digital shopping marketplace connects its partners with shoppers to drive incremental sales and deliver personalized experiences. Flipp empowers users to make informed shopping decisions while saving them time and money.

Flipp Is Hiring | View Open Jobs

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