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Alyona Kalachova
Integrated Marketing Strategist

Hi Carl,

Firstly, welcome to Canada!

Secondly, I understand your frustration as I moved to Canada myself three years ago... from a non-english-speaking country, by the way. I got lucky at some level as I had always worked with multinational companies... (More)

Amir GanjeiiTechToronto Member
Founder - Product Lead at

Hi Carl.

I moved to Canada almost 3 years ago, started my own software dev shop here had almost the same problem, how to get clients and have people trust me. 

For me it took 4 months to get the first client and during that period I was super ac... (More)

Lia Gibson
Operations at TechTO

Welcome to Toronto Amir! My suggestion would be to get out to events and network with people already active in the community. TechTO20 has a ton of great events and I would also checkout blogTO,21 Meetup.com22, Narcity26 and Betakit27 to find out about local... (More)

Amir GanjeiiTechToronto Member
Founder - Product Lead at

Last year I took the course, the material was interesting but something that you can find in some other places too! the real value for me was connecting with other ambitious people and make new friends, but as you know making valuable relationships... (More)

Alex Norman
TechTO Co Founder & AngelList Canada Partner

Pivoting into tech is no different than pivoting into any new career path.  To figure out what to do, I would reach out to several people in jobs that you would eventually like to have and ask them to meet for a coffee and drink.  Offer t... (More)

Alyona Kalachova
Integrated Marketing Strategist

I talked to Next Canada at TechTO a few weeks ago. They said they are not accepting applications for TheNext36 for this summer anymore. The next enrollment for new grads will be open in August this year. 

They also have another program called N... (More)

TheNext3620 is open to recent grads and entrepreneurs under 30. It is an 8 month intensive program taught by industry leaders and gives students the skills and connections they need to launch their business. For the grads, the focus is on building th... (More)

Marketing Manager @ Tuenzy

I would recommend checking out the ones offered by The Canadian Marketing Association. They offer courses that are beyond just how to use Google Analytics or using social media, but instead courses like Math for Marketers or Ethics for Marketers. T... (More)

Go for it! The tech space is an incredibly rewarding community to be part of! Something that I found incredibly helpful was finding mentors who can help you with questions, advice and ideas.  Having mentors in tech is great but looking beyond ... (More)

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