Waterloo Region continues to be an abundance of opportunity for those seeking employment in the technology sector. With resources such as Communitech and three top post-secondary institutions with graduates who are looking to stay in the region, the tri-cities are a prime location for those seeking technology careers.
Hiring local is a goal for many of the top technology firms in the region, including Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, Cambridge-based Real Estate technology leader. With more than 71% of its workforce hired directly from Waterloo Region, enhancing the local job market is a top priority.
Recently Lone Wolf was recognized as a leader in the technology sector in Waterloo Region. For the third consecutive year, the Branham Group named Lone Wolf among its Top 250 Information Technology Companies in Canada. Lone Wolf was name #132 on the 2013 Edition of the Branham300 Top 250 Information Technology Companies in Canada, up from #163 in 2012 and #173 in 2011. The Branham Group is a leading "Go to Market" consultancy, exclusively focused on the technology sector.
As one of Canada's leading polytechnic institutions, Conestoga College provides a large number of qualified candidates for hiring opportunities in the Region; Lone Wolf has made every effort to ensure these opportunities are maximized for its workforce.
Jerry Stager, a Conestoga College Computer Programmer/Analyst co-op student and graduate, has 12 years of experience as a member of Lone Wolf’s Programming department. "As our course content was developed with the help of companies from around the Region, it provided me with training that was relevant to what the industry was looking for," said Jerry. "It gave me a well-rounded set of skills that have allowed me to grow in the various roles I’ve held at Lone Wolf over the past 12 years."
Lone Wolf has continued to expand its workforce since the day its door opened back in January 1989. Today, as a company of 183 employees, 118 of those at their Cambridge, Ontario head office, Lone Wolf has doubled its workforce since 2010 alone.
"Even as the recession was in full swing and companies throughout the Region were feeling hard hit by profitability loss and employment reductions, Lone Wolf did its best to ensure its workforce wasn’t tarnished by the economy," said Lorne C. Wallace, CEO of Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies. "Rather than cutting employment and reducing staff hours, we hired 31 new staff during the 2008-2010 recession, 65% of whom came from the tri-cities."
Lone Wolf is the only Real Estate specific company on the rankings, sharing space with international firms such as Sandvine, Open Text, and Blackberry.