Software Engineer interviews in Canada vs USA


#1

How similar (or different) are software engineer interviews in Canada compared to the US? Do they focus on CS fundamentals/algorithms and have the usual phone screen + multiple onsite rounds?
I know Canada has some great tech companies, but just out of curiosity does Google, Amazon etc hire SEs in their Canadian offices regularly?


#2

Depends on the company. Google, Amazon, Microsoft etc. might have a fixed template, whereas startups might be a bit more practical problem solving-type interviews. It’s kinda same as the US based on my experience. The standards are the same. You need to apply to individual locations’ postings on big companies’ website.


#3

I second what @anshul.v.joshi said interview process for SE jobs are exactly the same. Amazon Google and both hire SE positions in Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo respectively. Another big name that hires SE in Toronto is Shopify

Amazon SE Jobs, Toronto

Google SE Jobs, Waterloo


#4

Thanks @anshul.v.joshi and @vik I see there are open positions in the links you posted. I am just trying to get an idea of SE job market and the hiring process there, especially startups and big name software companies.