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Adaptavist continues to grow and attract Toronto’s best tech talent — despite a global pandemic

Having doubled the size of its team during the COVID-19 pandemic, agile software solutions provider Adaptavist is now looking to continue the expansion of its Toronto office by onboarding more of the city’s top talent.

Over the past year, Toronto has strengthened its position as a thriving technology hub, attracting tech giants and innovative start-ups from all over the world seeking to benefit from one of the brightest and most diverse talent pools.

Founded in the U.K., global digital transformation leader, Adaptavist was one of the companies that identified the city’s potential early on, expanding to Toronto in 2014. The rapidly growing team doubled in size during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Adaptavist’s current goal is to grow even further to support local clients, including the City of Toronto. 

Toronto Global worked with Adaptavist to expand its product development office in Toronto, seeking to capitalize on the technology talent pool in the Toronto Region. Toronto Global provided Adaptavist with introductions to postsecondary institutions for potential partnership opportunities; information on the Toronto Region tech ecosystem, talent availability, tax credits and salaries compared to other Canadian and U.S. jurisdictions; and made introductions within the local business community. 

A growing Canada-based team
Since the Toronto office opened five years ago, Adaptavist has succeeded in attracting some of the best tech talent the area has to offer. “Despite the challenges faced over the last year, we managed to successfully transition to a fully remote working environment, and train and onboard more than 30 new local employees. Our Canada-based team currently accounts for almost 20 percent of our global workforce,” says Harp Athwal, Managing Director of Adaptavist Canada and Global Head of Client Services. 

In addition, Adaptavist‘s Montreal team is still growing and recently moved into a new state-of-the-art office in the bustling Mile-Ex neighbourhood, near many of Adaptavist’s financial, IT and video game creation clients. Expansion in Calgary, Halifax and Ottawa has begun as well. 

“We are a well-supported region within a global team, and in turn, strongly support local talent and professional growth within the company,” says Harp Athwal. “Adaptavist is a great place to build and advance a career in flourishing areas including DevOps, while focusing on our mission to help complex organizations transform and find advantage in a climate of constant change.”

Supporting leading global businesses
Established as the number one Atlassian partner in Toronto and the whole of Canada, Adaptavist delivers services, products and support to businesses that want to improve how they design, develop and manage their software. Adaptavist’s team helps businesses, including half of the Fortune 500, gain competitive advantage from their software and IT, using tools such as Atlassian’s Jira, Confluence, Trello and Bitbucket, as well as Slack and frameworks such as Agile and SAFe. Additionally, Adaptavist also announced within the last year its partnership with platform GitLab, reaffirming its commitment to digital transformation through streamlined DevOps solutions.

With 50 full-time employees and rapidly growing, Adaptavist’s team in Toronto supports some of the leading organizations across sectors including financial, healthcare, travel and retail, such as Sun Life Financial, Sick Kids Foundation, NDI, and Air Canada. 

If you’re interested in joining Adaptavist in Toronto, visit www.adaptavist.com/careers to view the latest job opportunities. 
 

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