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How to get a job during a recession

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The threat of a recession has been on everyone’s mind since the start of the pandemic. Two years later, we are starting to see the proof that Canada is headed towards a recession with more inflation and unemployment. 

Even Shopify has been in the news recently for its huge layoffs and rescinded job offers.

Employees are scrambling for work – and so are other job seekers. But there’s still hope. 

Good candidates are still employable, no matter what the job market looks like. The key is finding the companies that have openings that match your skill set. 

Apply, apply, apply. 

 

Here are 25 companies that are still hiring during the recession:

 

1) Loblaws Digital

Loblaws Digital designs, builds, operates, and evolves digital experiences for Canada’s top brands. 

They currently have openings on the following teams:

  • Business Support
  • Digital Services
  • Growth & Marketing
  • Product
  • Program Management
  • Technology
  • UX & Design

Rabib Alam, the technical program manager of the retail media platform team is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

Source: Loblaws – Find a Job

 

2) Homebase

Homebase helps small businesses manage their work schedules, hiring, payroll, HR, team management and more to support their impact on communities across the country.

They currently have openings on the following teams:

  • CX
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Payroll Operations
  • Product

Wahiba Bukhari, the senior manager of product design, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

3) Stamped

Stamped provides e-commerce brands with their review and loyalty platforms to help companies grow with multiple product offerings that are easy for employees and customers to use.

They currently have openings on the following reams:

  • Customer support
  • Growth marketing

Alysia MacInnes, the director of people operations & culture is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

4) Genesis10

Genesis10 is a professional technology service firm that provides talent and services to support business growth and initiatives through staff, workplace optimization, and domestic outsourcing. 

They currently have openings on the following teams:

  • Communications
  • Research
  • Content design
  • Marketing 
  • Administration
  • Project Coordination

Kelly Weber, the business development executive, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

5) ZIRO

ZIRO is an IT company that specializes in unified communications by managing cloud infrastructure, migrating data, and optimizing other communications services. 

They currently have openings on the following teams:

  • Marketing 
  • Business development
  • Engineering 
  • Communications 

Patricia Brojbeanu, the employee relations office, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

6) Dentons Canada

Dentons is a law firm that specializes in protecting, growing, operating, and financing organizations.

These are some of their current openings:

  • Legal Assistant
  • IT Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Lawyer

Natalia Plucisz, the manager of talent acquisition and candidate experience, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

7) Beyond

Beyond is a revenue management platform for short-term rental owners and managers with extensive marketing data working together with competitive distribution and booking engines to support over 340,000 properties.

They currently have openings on the following teams:

  • Engineer
  • Operations
  • Customer Success
  • Marketing & Communications 
  • Business Development
  • Product
  • Data

Juliette Borvi, the senior recruiter, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

8) Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor is a travel platform that allows over 463 million monthly users browse flights, cruises, accommodations, restaurants, and attractions. 

They currently have openings on the following teams:

  • Engineer (for android platform
  • Engineer (front end) 
  • Information Technology

Joseph Rosenberg, the senior associate of B2B Strategy & Insights is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

9) Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation is a federal Crown corporation that provides deposit insurance against the loss of eligible deposits at Canada’s financial systems’ member institutions.

They currently have openings on the following teams:

  • Corporate Governance
  • People & Culture
  • Strategy & Risk Management
  • Students
  • Depositor Protection
  • Executive

Mina Trandafilovski, the senior communications office, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

10) Enverus

Enverus is a Saas company that empowers companies by accessing world-class intellectual capital, innovative cloud technology, and collaborative partnerships.

They currently have openings on the following teams:

  • Accounting
  • Customer Support
  • Data Technology
  • Finance
  • Implementations
  • Intelligence
  • International
  • Marketing 
  • Product Development
  • Revenue Operations
  • Sales Operations
  • Sales
  • Software Development/Engineering

Francesca C., the senior communications office, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

11) Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global organization consulting firm that works with clients to design optimal organization structures, and hiring practices to motivate their workforce to advance their careers.

 These are some of their openings:

  • Delivery services consultant
  • Resource manager 
  • Recruiter 

Patricia Glay, the talent specialist, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

12) Toptal

Toptal connects top companies with a network of freelance software developers, designers, finance experts, product managers around the world.

They currently have openings on the following teams:

  • Business Analytics
  • Business operations
  • Creative & Design
  • Engineering
  • Executive
  • Marketing
  • Product
  • Publications
  • Revenue, Account Management & Client Services,
  • Revenue, Sales & Alliance
  • Revenue, Sales Operations & Enablement 
  • Strategy

Phil H, the sales manager, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

Source: Careers at Toptal

 

13) Proto

Proto is a company that designs inclusive chatbots and multilingual contact centre automations used by enterprises and governments. 

They currently have openings on the following teams:

  • Engineer
  • Content Design
  • Product

Igor Rosenblit, the head of engineering, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles. 

 

14) Checkout.com

Checkout.com is a cloud-based payment platform that enables businesses and communities to thrive in the digital economy.

They currently have openings on the following teams:

  • Program
  • Business Development
  • Partnerships
  • Web Strategy
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Content
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Customer Success
  • Product
  • Writing

Jacob Hirsh, the sales manager, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

15) RBC

The Royal Bank of Canada is a multinational financial service and the largest bank in Canada.

These are some of their 470 current openings:

  • Software Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Associate Director
  • Functional Consultant
  • Java Developer
  • Business Solutions Architect
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Support Analyst

Adijat Sade Akinsipe, the director of enterprise technology & digital recruitment, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

16) WP Engine

WP Engine builds WordPress experiences through enhanced developer tools and performance and security solutions.

These are some of their current openings:

  • Sales Account Executive
  • Senior Sales Trainer
  • Business Development Representative

Kevin Walker, the manager of enterprise sales, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

17) TribalScale

TribalScale is a global platform that helps enterprises adapt and thrive online by transforming teams, building digital products, and creative disruptive startups.

They currently have openings on the following teams:

  • Senior Node Engineers
  • Senior React Engineers
  • Product Managers
  • Product Designers
  • Co-Op Students

Julie Oliva, the senior people & culture specialist, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

18) OLG

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has provided gaming entertainment to maximize Ontario citizens’ economic benefits since 1975.

These are some of their current openings:

  • Data Centre Specialist
  • Manager Data Centre
  • Business Enablement Director
  • Marketing Manager
  • Digital Analytics Analyst
  • Project Manager 

Kristen Warden, the senior director of rewards, wellness, HR systems and reporting, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

19) HiMama

HiMama is a daycare app that helps organizations manage their centres, grow and improve relationships with families, and support staff development.  

They currently have openings on the following teams:

  • Customer Success
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • People Operations
  • Product & Engineering
  • Revenue Operations

Ben Keefe, the director of people operations, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

20) Cinchy

Cinchy is a data management platform that connects data from enterprise apps and connects it to a universal data network, eliminating silos and integration to simplify and streamline access to data. 

They currently have openings on the following teams:

  • Customer Success
  • Development
  • Marketing
  • Product Management
  • Sales

Alyssandra Feniquito, the account manager, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

Source: Careers at Cinchy

 

21) Granify

Granify optimizes customers’ shopping experiences for the world’s largest e-commerce retailers. 

They currently have openings on the following teams:

  • Engineers
  • Growth
  • Product

Megan Davies, the human resources coordinator, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

22) Deliverect

Deliverect is a delivery app that  integrates online orders to existing POS on their Delivery Manager app to speed up preparation and reduce order mistakes.

These are some of their current openings:

  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Customer Launch Specialist
  • Technical Account Manager
  • Global Website Lead
  • Product Marketing Manager
  • Talent Partner
  • Product Manager
  • Head of Design

Karen Ronde, the head of partnerships of North America, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

23) Align

Align is an executive recruitment company that provides businesses and organizations with qualified candidates.

These are some of their current openings:

  • CEO
  • Engineering Manager
  • Senior Game Developer
  • Lead Unity Game Developer
  • Web Designer

Matthew Hollingsworth, the founder, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

24) ProntoForms

ProntoForms is an app that provides low-code development for software and mobile apps by digitizing paperwork to complete forms on mobile devices and collecting data.

They currently have openings on the following teams:

  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • People and Culture

Pablo Rivera, the customer success manager, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

25) Payments Canada

Payments Canada owns and operates Canada’s payment and settlement infrastructure, empowering modern payments. 

These are some of their current openings:

  • Senior Risk Analyst
  • Accounts Payable and Payroll Specialist
  • Staff Accountant
  • Business System Analyst
  • Senior Security Governance Analyst
  • Security Governance Analyst
  • ServiceNow Specialist
  • Security Analyst
  • Payments Operations Center Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • Manager of Procurement

Andrew Goodfellow, the senior talent acquisition specialist, is a good source to research or contact if you would like to learn more about the open roles.

 

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