“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.
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.
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.
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 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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