Program Manager's Note 

Happy March! 

To start the month off, I would like to welcome Christine Seibel, our new Associate Project Manager for Technology Alberta and the First Jobs Program. Christine has been an excellent addition to our team! She is now running our inbox, and our community can reach out to her at any time.

We welcome anyone who would like to speak with our program leads directly to attend our Thursday morning virtual office hours for students/jobseekers (10am) and companies/entrepreneurs (11am.) These sessions are a great way to connect with us and learn about the program. Sign up for an upcoming session here.

There is still time to register for the current cohort of the First Jobs Program. This program was designed to give SMEs and entrepreneurs an opportunity to grow their businesses while mentoring talent in the province. We know that Alberta's technology companies are looking for talent across areas of business, arts, science, and technology. Our goal with the First Jobs program is to connect our talented students with innovative technology SMEs here in Alberta. Register before March 16 and become a part of First Jobs!

Lastly, Technology Alberta's upcoming Innovation Community Entrepreneurship Event is on March 14: Pi day! Join us for a panel and pie at the Edmonton Research Park. Signups are open.

Thank you, and hope to hear from you soon!

 Julia Mackay
 Program Manager, Technology Alberta

Technology Alberta Jobs Programs 

Registration Deadline for Companies and Jobseekers

Extended to Thursday, March 16, 2023

Alberta Tech SME Companies/Employers: Grow your tech company with the FIRST Jobs Work Integrated Learning Program from Technology Alberta. 

  • An easy-to-use grant program that provides $4,000 of funding to engage Alberta Talent for your projects - no matching required.- Company Application

Alberta Student/New Graduate Job-Seekers: Registration is open to start work term with the 2023 Spring Cohort.  Apply early to begin work term in March.

  •  A 200 hour part-time paid-work experience in business, technology, arts, or science roles, which increases your professional networks. - Student Application
  • Virtual Professional Development Sessions for program participants begin March 7. Connect with your cohort and learn key skills to succeed at your First Job! Additional information can be found on the First Jobs Portal

Note - Space is Limited: Tech companies which have not previously participated in this pilot program - and offer great student opportunities - will be given priority

Want more Information? Join in on our Thursday Information Sessions:

Tech Companies: Thursday, Mar 9, 11 - 12:00 PM - Register Here
Tech Companies: Thursday, Mar 16, 11 - 12:00 PM - Register Here

Job Seekers: Thursday, Mar 9, 10 - 11:00 AM - Register Here
Job Seekers: Thursday, Mar 16, 10 - 11:00 AM - Register Here

TechnologyAlberta Jobs Programs are Funded by the Government of Alberta

ANNOUNCING - Technology Alberta's Connect & Re-Launch Program

The “Connect & Re-Launch Program” assists both individuals and teams affected by lay-offs find their next opportunity here in Alberta. This new program provides a soft landing spot, making connections for all - with the Alberta tech community, and Companies who are looking to grow, and are in need of talent.

Registration is OPEN


Interested in a job where you can make a difference, as well as grow your network with champions from Alberta's Tech Sector?

Apply now - Positions include both full-time and part-time opportunities in:
 Program Evaluation, Data Analysis, Project Management, Grant Writing, Marketing & Events, Communications and Social Media.  
Apply Now

Featured Events 

Join us for PI(e) Day at our monthly ICE Event, where we showcase tech entrepreneurs, bringing together investors, job-seekers, researchers, and community builders

Our Entrepreneur Co-hosts are: ERPBC (Edmonton Research Park Business Consortium) - "Representing more than 55 companies, the Edmonton Research Park (ERP) is a hub of innovation activity - including NRC-IRAP and Innotech."

Come hear updates from ERP resident award-winning companies ranging from AI/ML, Educational Technologies, Healthcare, Industrial Automation and more.

Panel Participants:

  • Sunil Vedula, CEO & Founder, Nanoprecise Sci Corp
    • Nanoprecise specializes in implementation of AI/ML and IoT technology for predictive asset maintenance and condition monitoring, and have recently secured over $10 million investment.
  • Boris Djordjevic, CEO, Frontech
    • Frontech is a software development company servicing prominent global brands such as Quiksilver, Etnies, DC Shoes, Nautica, and Billabong. Frontech’s rally driver competitor CEO has his own building in the research park
  • Rajan Gupta, COO, NanoSpeed Diagnostics Inc
    • As featured by amii, Nanospeed Diagnostics is using AI to develop diagnostic tests using just a single drop of blood. They have recently opened a new facility in the Edmonton Research Park,  and are mentoring other companies in their own space.
  • Ali Habib, Founder & CEO, umay
    • umay’s REST eye-strain device wowed the Dragon’s Den team, and is now on the road to national sales. REST resets the effects of screen time for better sleep and eye health.
All of these Four Companies have been employers in the Technology Alberta FIRST Jobs program, and are actively hiring.

Date: Tuesday, March 14 (Happy Pi Day!) , 2023 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Location: Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) - 9650 20 Ave NW , Edmonton

Dress code for this business networking event: Business Casual


International Women's Day Panel and Networking: Edmonton, AB

Bringing women and other marginalized groups into technology results in more creative solutions and has greater potential for innovations that meet women’s needs and promote gender equality. IWD 2023 will explore the impact of the digital gender gap on widening economic and social inequalities.

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Time: 5 - 7 PM (MST)
Location: 6th floor, World Trade Centre Edmonton, 9990, Jasper Ave

She is... An International Women's Day Event: Calgary, AB

Join Discovery House on the morning of International Women's Day for an informative, inspiring, and motivating discussion about the realities facing women and girls in Canada today.

Anna Maria will then lead an all-women panel of inspiring change-makers and leaders about the opportunities for women, reclaiming your voice, and resilience in the face of challenges.

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 AM (MST)
Location: Central Library, 800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB T2G 2E7

International Women Day Edmonton 2023 - Dare to Be ____ in 2023 ?

International Women’s Day (IWD) is Women Techmakers’ largest annual event campaign where Ambassador host events all around the world during the months of March and April in celebration of this moment. IWD is a time to host events that create connections, educate and inspire your tech community. IWD is also a way in which we support our mission of building a world where all women thrive in tech.

Date: Friday, March 17th , 2023 from 5 : 8 pm
Location: Amii HQ - Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, #1101, 10065 Jasper Ave, Edmonton


ECCIR Leading Matchmaking Trip to Hannover Messe and Dresden, Germany in April 2023

Alberta Innovates’ International Technology Partnerships Program, the European-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research is inviting Albertan Innovation leaders to participate in our Matchmaking Trip to Hanover Fair and Dresden, Germany. The trip will take place from April 13-20, and will centre around the Hannover Messe – one of the world’s largest and most diverse industrial trade fairs focused on industry development.

For more information, please contact


First dedicated coworking space opens in Okotoks

Okotoks entrepreneurs and remote staff have a new way to avoid the commute. After a soft launch in December, The Corner Coworking Okotoks has opened up in the second floor of the Arts and Learning Campus above the Okotoks Public Library.  Read More

Calgary's IrisCX Secures $6.2M to help home product, services firms provide video-based customer support

IrisCX has closed $6.2M in equity seed funding from Minneapolis-based, B2B software-focused investor Arthur Ventures to expand its customer interaction platform and support its go-to-market efforts. IrisCX helps home product and services companies offer customers video-based sales and after-sales support. Read More.

Grants & Funding 

CanExport funding for exporters, innovators, associations and communities

CanExport SME and Innovation funding is now available to help you grow your business abroad!

Access funding to help cover the costs associated with expanding your business in new international markets.

See if you’re eligible for funding and apply today for projects starting after April 1, 2023.

Canada Alberta Job Grant

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) gives eligible Alberta businesses an opportunity to increase their productivity, the skill levels of their employees, and their ability to retain workers. Did you know:
  • The CAJG cover 66% of training costs for current employees to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee per year.
  • If hiring and training an unemployed Albertan, up to 100% of training costs are covered, up to $15,000 per trainee.
  • The CAJG covers direct training costs, including tuition fees, exam fees, textbooks, software and eligible travel costs.

Alberta Companies Hiring This Week  


ABTEC 5000

Below you'll find 10 of the Alberta SMB (Small-to-Medium-sized Businesses) technology companies that collectively over the year are part of the over 500 companies that are hiring for 5000 new positions that make up this year's ABTEC5000Click any company below to visit their website directly, or go to Technology Alberta’s website.
Nanode Battery Technologies, a seed-stage startup from Edmonton that designs and produces high performance electrodes for Lithium and Sodium-ion batteries. Our vision is to electrify the future with nanotechnology through supercharging battery energy storage capabilities. 
Open positions -  Edmonton: Chief Battery Scientist


PRIMED is a dynamic, global manufacturer of high quality medical products supported by industry-leading knowledge and experience. A leading Canadian medical product provider to hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities, PRIMED also offers branded, co-branded and private label products and services to our customers and global partners.

Open positions - Edmonton: Student Intern


Boreal Water Resources Ltd. (Boreal) is a specialist engineering design and project management firm focused on hydrological assessment, hydraulic design and renewable energy development. 

Open positions - Edmonton: Hydrotechnical / Hydropower Engineer

Caliber Control Systems strives to be a reliable, safe, and innovative choice for Electrical, Instrumentation, Automation and Solar services in Industrial settings. Providing services tailored to meet the unique needs of each client in Canada and the USA.

Open positions - Acheson: Automation Controls Specialist

API is a not-for-profit that works closely with academic and health institutes across Alberta and Canada. API draws on an interdisciplinary network of over 100 pharmaceutical scientists, clinicians, regulatory, patent, and market experts in a variety of fields and disease areas. API partners with industry in a framework that brings the expertise of Canada’s research institutes together training students on real industry projects, building capacity and a pipeline of talent, and attracts investment.

Open positions - Edmonton: Quality Assurance Manager 

Ecoplast Solutions, provides eco-friendly building material that allows for the use of post-consumer recycled plastic for new construction. Our structural insulated panels (SIPs) are built on a foam core material made of 100% recycled plastic bottles. This innovation improves traditional construction processes improving energy efficiencies, offering local employment, and encouraging the circular economy where plastics are reused and recycled

Open positions - Lloydminster: AutoCAD Draftsman/woman

Pipewise is a leak detection shop focused solely on developing and evolving sophisticated CPM leak detection systems. It's our purpose to help companies meet and exceed leak detection regulations and compliance, mitigate risk and safeguard personnel, assets, and the environment, while avoiding the cost and consequence of pipeline leaks and negative publicity.

Open positions - Calgary:  Pipeline Technology Specialist

Patronscan has partnered with governments and businesses across the globe to build trustworthy relationships and safe environments through identity verification. Driven by continuous innovation, hyper customer care and precise ID authentication technology, Patronscan spots fraud daily with over 250,000 million fake IDs caught to date. 
Open positions - Calgary: Software QA Analyst, Technical Product Owner



 MAGTEC is a leader specializing in the development and manufacturing of innovative safety and security technology, focusing on vehicle control systems for all classes of commercial fleet vehicles.

Open positions -  Calgary: Technical Support

ReVisionz help process companies reduce millions of dollars lost every year from production losses and safety incidents, due to inefficiencies and poor decisions caused by deficient asset and process safety information.
Open positions - Calgary: Digital Transformation Delivery Lead
Copyright © 2023 Technology Alberta, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp