Vendasta has long looked for new hires beyond its home turf in Saskatoon. “We have a ton of raw talent at the junior level —the [University of Saskatchewan’s] got a fantastic comp-science department,” said CEO Brendan King. But the Prairie city is less stocked with candidates with product management and marketing expertise, or executives with experience scaling companies. So pre-pandemic, Vendasta brought in foreign workers via Canada’s fast-track program for tech talent, and hired senior staff in Seattle, Chicago and other U.S. cities who flew in regularly.

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