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Top 12 Canadian companies hiring freelancers

Top 12 Canadian companies hiring freelancers 

“Whether you’re interested in software development, IT, writing, website design, marketing, or another profession, these companies could be a good fit for you,” Christine Bernier Lienke, FlexJobs senior researcher and writer.

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Freelancing is on the rise, according to StatsCan. There are an estimated 1.9 million Canadians classified as self-employed. Another 2.3 million are classified as temporary workers. These two groups combined, makeup about 21.5 per cent of the country’s workforce.

“According to “The Rise of the Self-employed Economy in Canada” study, 44 per cent of the self-employed Canadian workers are financially better off since beginning their self-employment roles,” according to Bernier Lienke. “On the flip side, 52 per cent of Canadian companies say there’s a need to provide more flexibility for stronger employee retention. So, it’s a win-win.”

Here are some of the Canadian businesses on the market for freelancers:


Headquartered in Toronto, Eagle is a staffing agency which specializes in placing finance, IT, accounting, executive, and management consulting professionals in full-time and contract positions. Waterhouse included Eagle on its list of “Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures” in 2012.

The company is looking for:

  • Senior Software Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • Senior Java Developer
  • Expert Program Manager
  • Database Analyst

Two of this company’s most recently available freelance jobs include a senior engineer and IT project manager.

CBC Radio-Canada

Based in Ottawa, CBC Radio-Canada is the national public broadcaster. It provides television, radio, Internet, and satellite-based services to Canadians. CBC Radio-Canada brings varying cultural and regional perspectives to Canadians in languages that include French, English, and eight aboriginal languages.

CBC Radio-Canada job titles include:

  • Radio Host
  • iOS Developer
  • Senior Systems Administrator
  • Senior Producer
  • Producer – Host

Two of this company’s most recently available freelance jobs include Manager, International Communications, and Training Coordinator, Digital Writing.

IFG – International Financial Group

This Toronto-based boutique staffing agency specializes in the financial services sector.

The company is looking for:

  • Technology Advisor
  • Community Affairs Manager
  • Loan Collector
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Marketing Specialist

Lululemon Athletica

Lululemon Athletica is a maker women’s and men’s technical athletic apparel for yoga, dancing, running, and other activities. It is based in Vancouver.

Lululemon Athletica job titles include:

  • Digital Engagement Coordinator
  • Regional Events Manager
  • People and Culture Manager
  • Director, Women’s Product Brand
  • Art Director

For a full list of the FlexJobs top 12 Canadian companies looking for freelancers, click on this link.

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