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Job Creation Data in the Atlantic Canadian Tech Ecosystem for Q2 2021

Patrick Hankinson

Published July 29, 2021
Q2 2021 Atlantic Canada Tech Ecosystem Job Creation

It’s hard to believe that the end of Q2 2021 marks the halfway mark of 2021. It appears the tech ecosystem in Atlantic Canada continues to be firing on all cylinders.  

After all, it isn’t every quarter that $150m+ of financings are announced!

The headlines are plentiful of record-breaking fundraises in the region and rumours of more to come… Consequently, these fundraises are translating into huge employment gains in the region. The number of jobs increased by about 926, bringing the number of employed by the sector to 11,716. Over the past two quarters, startups in the region have created a total of 1,185 net new jobs.

Of the companies that I’m tracking 38% hired employees, 43% had no change and 19% had less staff over the past quarter.  In addition, startups at the top of the list have been smashing previous quarterly hiring records.

There was some big news out of the region in Q2 2021:

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Top Tech Atlantic Canadian Employers in Q2 2021

Sorted by net new job creation

IntroHive, New Brunswick

Verafin, Newfoundland

CarbonCure, Nova Scotia

Dash Hudson, Nova Scotia

Sonrai, New Brunswick

Proposify, Nova Scotia

Milk Moovement, Nova Scotia / Newfoundland

Protocase, Nova Scotia