Work-From-Home Jobs in Canada
A challenge many Canadians face when looking for home-based work is finding legitimate work-at-home jobs in Canada. Below is a list of companies that offer work from home to Canadians.
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Art+Logic is a software development company that hires home-based contractors and employees throughout North America. Work is flexible, but because it involves collaboration, there is an expectation to be available during some business hours.
Formerly Alpine Access, Sykes Enterprise employs work-at-home call agents in the U.S. and Canada to take inbound customer service and sales calls. Agents are paid an hourly rate, and training is paid. Applicants must pass a background check, but unlike in the U.S., there is no charge to Canadian applicants for this. Bilingual French skills a plus.
Register as an online teaching assistant (TA) in a subject, then answer questions posted by students. You're required to be working on or have earned a graduate degree (master's or Ph.D.) to be considered for the job.
The TA earns a percentage of the fee paid by the questioner and can earn more if the answer is downloaded by other students. Pay (in Canadian dollars) is monthly when teaching assistant has earned at least $75.
This U.S.-based biopharmaceutical development company with research operations in more than 25 countries hires clinical research associates to work remotely (with at least 65 percent travel) in specific locations in the U.S. Canada, and Europe. Used "home-based" in its job database.
Alorica customer service outsourcing firm offers home-based jobs in Ontario and Quebec. Many of the jobs require bilingual or French-speaking abilities.
GlobaLink Translations Ltd is a Canadian company that assists clients with translation and cultural adaptation needs. Its translation jobs are for both translators and translation reviewers.
Google hires ad quality raters, who evaluate the accuracy of Google web advertising and communicating the effectiveness of web layouts and information using an online tool. The requirements include a BA/BS degree (or equivalent experience), fluency in a specific language as well as English, an understanding of the culture of the speakers of the specific language, web research and analytical capabilities, high-speed Internet connection, and U.S. (or sometimes Canadian) work authorization. Languages include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Italian, German, and Spanish.
This company develops software for companies that use home call center agents. It has a significant remote workforce in fields such as sales, network operations, and software development in the U.S., Canada, and other parts of the world.
Headquartered in Monterrey, Calif., Language Line Services hires telephone interpreters (both as employees and independent contractors) from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Puerto Rico, Panama, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.
Lionbridge provides interpretation, translation, and localization to business clients as well as "global crowdsourcing solutions for clients with international search engines and online marketing initiatives." Lionbridge hires Internet assessor and ad raters in Canada.
Customer relationship management (CRM) software firm specializing in social, mobile and cloud technologies hires for work-at-home positions across several divisions. Access the job database through the Salesforce Career page. Choose Canada as your location. Use the keywords "virtual" or "remote" to find home-based jobs.
Quicktate provides transcription services of short audio files, such as voicemails and dictated notes using home-based transcriptionists. Successful Quicktate transcriptionists may receive work from iDictate, which transcribes a wider range of longer documents. Bilingual, particularly Spanish and English, transcribers needed but other languages such as French desired too.
Online tutors at this Washington, D.C.-based education company may work from anywhere in the world as long as they have reliable Internet access. They tutor high school and college students in a variety of subjects. Tutors are paid on an hourly basis and work part-time (usually 9-20 hours per week) Master's degree or above preferred. Jobs in Canada are not always available. The peak season for hiring is May-August and November-December every year.
Staples Office supply retailer employs work-at-home call center agents (both English and French-speaking) for work-at-home jobs based throughout Canada. Choose Canada from the “Location” drop-down menu in its jobs database.
Telephonic interpretation company also has openings for bilingual contact center agents. Company hires out of U.S., Canada, India, and Asia.
This online educational service connects students to tutors from computers in their local library, community center, school, after-school program, or from home. To become certified as an online tutor, you must have a degree from or be enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian college, pass a test in your area of specialty, and submit a writing sample. The process for hiring takes one to three weeks.