4 Toronto Startups That Want to Hire You

There was a time when young people from all across Canada had big dreams of moving to Toronto to make their mark in the world. Over time, jobs became more and more scarce, and the cost of living became too high for a lot of young people to even think about making this dream move. Now, the tides are changing again, but the jobs aren’t what they used to be. Instead of ending up in a dead-end job, employees are in demand by the multitude of startups in the city. These startups are in need of good people, and they want to hire you.

Check out these Toronto startups – all looking for employees with your skills and many of which can provide you with enough money to not worry about Toronto’s cost of living. Also check out Tech.Co’s own job board for startup jobs elsewhere.


If you love to write, Wattpad needs you. You can write and share your stores with anyone in the world. This is your platform to write anything you want, and anyone who uses the site and is interested in what you have written can read it. Basically, readers and writers will be connected. You get a chance to find your creative voice, and see your work actually published. Some pieces have been read over a million times, so you have a pretty good chance of being noticed if you are writing what people want to read about. You can write from anywhere, so you don’t even have to get dressed and commute to work every day.


Shopify is a Toronto startup lets you sell your items for cash. You don’t even have to bother doing any of the technical stuff. Even better, you don’t have to spend a fortune to hire a developer to create a sales site for you. All you have to do is create your own website (which is super-easy to do), and everything you earn, you keep. It costs you nothing, and you keep all of your profits. It doesn’t get much better than that. Even some big brands use the platform.

Top Hat

Here is a site that makes studying easier, and lets you actually have your cell phone and laptop turned on during class. In fact, to use Top Hat, you will need to have your devices in class with you. This is a site that helps students and teachers to interact more, thereby improving the learning experience, as well as the teaching experience. This is a company that is used by more than 500 learning institutions all over the world, and one that you can get in on the ground floor, whether you are a student or a teacher. You may even end up working for the site, creating quizzes and other study materials.


If you have a vehicle, or even a bicycle, you can join the Hurrier team as a delivery driver. People are always needing to have little errands run. For instance, late at night, someone may become ill and need cough syrup, but the pharmacy is closed. Hurrier is an on-demand delivery service that is open until 3 am on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights to make sure that if you need something late at night, you can get it. If you don’t mind being up late at night, this is definitely a company you should check out for extra work. Not only do delivery drivers earn money for their work, they can also earn some pretty good tips from grateful customers.

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Jane Hurst is a freelance writer from San Francisco. She contributes to Lifehack and Thought Catalog.
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