A year ago, most of us began our year just like any other year, only to end the Q1 2020 in full lockdowns and uncertain of what the future would look like. Fast forward a year – the markets continue to hit new highs, vaccinations are being rolled out globally, and our industry continues to add to the growing job creation.
Here in Atlantic Canada, there was a large increase in job creation in the tech ecosystem in Q1 2021. The number of jobs increased by about 493, bringing the number of employed by the sector to 10,790.
To put that in perspective there was a total of 654 net new jobs added last year. Funding in the region in 2020 hit $90M according to CVCA. From my count $55M in funding has already been publicly announced in the region in Q1 2021.
Of the companies that I’m tracking 27% hired employees, 48% had no change in staff and 25% had less staff than the previous quarter.
There was some big news out of the region in Q1 2021:
- New Funds:
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Top Tech Atlantic Canadian Employers in Q1 2021
Sorted by net new jobs created
IntroHive, New Brunswick
Dash Hudson, Nova Scotia
Simply Cast, Nova Scotia
LuminUltra Technologies, New Brunswick
Clear Risk, Newfoundland
Sonrai, New Brunswick
Vid Cruiter, New Brunswick
Swarmio, Nova Scotia
Viewpoint Realty, Nova Scotia
Kraken Robotic Systems, Newfoundland