Finding your next tech job in Vancouver

Date: August 04, 2017
Category: BC Tech Blog

Looking for a job is exciting, but it can also be a challenge. To help make it easier we have put together a quick list of websites and networking events that you need to check out to find your next tech job.

 
BCjobs.ca
With over 15 years experience connecting BC's leading employers with top local talent, BCjobs.ca is Western Canada's largest job board and the official job board of the BC Tech Association.

Indeed
Indeed is a powerful search engine for jobs. As one of the biggest job search sites in Canada, Indeed is often one of the first places employers post jobs. They also collect and aggregate job postings from various sources, like company websites and other job boards.

AngelList
If you're looking to work in a startup environment, check out AngelList (Angel.co), a network focused on highlighting startups and connecting them with both talent and investors.  Make sure to spend the time to create a strong profile—just like LinkedIn you want to ensure that your profile is organized, succinct, and thoroughly proofread.  

Tech Talent Meetup
Presented by BCjobs.ca and BC Tech, the Tech Talent Meetup brings together thought leaders from innovative BC tech companies with engaged members of the tech community. Tech Talent Meetup events look at trending topics in tech, like machine learning, devops, and tips for networking with tech recruiters.


Talent Days
BCjobs.ca and BC Tech also partner to host Talent Days, where job seekers have the opportunity to connect face-to-face with local tech companies in a casual environment. These events are a fantastic way to meet with recruiters and hiring managers and start to build long-lasting, meaningful relationships. Don’t forget to save the date for BCJobs.ca next Talent Day on September 6—get your tickets now. 

Community Groups / Other groups on Meetup.com
Regardless of what area of tech you're interested in, there's probably already a group of individuals engaged with the topic. Do a quick search on Meetup, head out to a few events, and find a group that you click with. If you're looking to just connect with the #BCtech community in general, check out TechVan and HackerNest.

  • TechVancouver hosts a monthly Meetup that includes short presentations from a mix of tech companies.  This monthly Meetup is designed for Vancouver technologists to learn something new and meet someone new.
  • HackerNest Vancouver is a non-profit organization that hosts monthly Tech Socials. These events offer a "fun, relaxed way to connect with the local tech community." HackerNest’s mission is to help techies connect and build a stronger tech ecosystem globally.

Are you thinking about a career in tech? Check out our Aspire to Tech page to learn more about what it is like to work in the tech industry.