Syndesus sources top-tier engineers and engineering teams in Canada for US-based tech companies. We also provide access to lucrative Canadian R&D tax credits for software engineers working in Canada.
Additionally, we offer Professional Employer Organization (PEO) services that enable your organization to operate and employ workers in Canada and help you create benefit packages that mimic what you offer your US engineers—including additional healthcare benefits, retirement plans, etc.
If needed, we can also secure office space or co-working space. Assistance is also available for setting up a Canadian corporation/subsidiary for your remote engineering team. We can also provide immigration guidance on moving your existing remote engineering teams to Canada.
Please see below for a complete list of our services. Items are listed al la carte—you can pick one, two, or several, depending on your organization’s needs.
-NATALIE HEIM, Director of Talent Management, Work Market
We specialize in hiring Canadian engineers for US startups and high growth tech companies. Whether you need 2 engineers or 20 engineers, our Canadian recruiters will find the right engineering talent to fit your needs.
Need to build a new product team? Need software engineers to supplement your team in the US? Or perhaps replace a team in the Ukraine or India with a team that is closer to your US operation? We can work with you to find the right team and product leads.
Need to reduce the cost of your engineering team? The Canadian government offers generous R&D tax credits thru the Scientific and Research and Experimental Development (SRED) program. We partner with a Canadian tax specialist with a decade of experience with the SRED program. We can set up a consultation call to share an overview of the SRED program, how to qualify, and how much of a potential credit you can qualify for.
Need to legally employer your worker in Canada? Whether you are seeking to hire a sales manager, biologist, architect, or engineer in Canada, Syndesus has you covered. We can legally hire any type of worker in Canada for a US company via Syndesus Canada.
Need to pay your Canadian engineers in Canadian dollars via direct deposit? We have banking and payroll relationships set up in Canada to make this happen. We can also collect and remit all Canadian employer taxes to the Canadian IRS (Canada Revenue Agency).
Don’t know the employment laws in Canada? We do.The employment rules for California, New York and Massachusetts don’t apply in Canada. We’ll guide you thru the process of hiring (or letting go) of workers in Canada.
Basic healthcare is provided for all Canadians by the government. But most Canadians are offered supplemental healthcare packages by their employers to cover things like vision, dental, improved prescription drugs, etc. Syndesus has a plan set up for all your Canadian workers.
The Canadian version of a 401K plan is called an RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan). Syndesus partners with ManuLife Insurance to offer an RRSP for your Canadian engineers.
Need to open an office for your Canada based team in Vancouver, Toronto or Waterloo? Whether you have 2 engineers or a team of 20, we have you covered. We’ll help you source private office space or a co-working space to fit your needs.
We will soon offer consulting assistance with setting up the processes and systems to smoothly integrate your remote engineering team with your core/main engineering team.
Need to set up your own Canadian entity for your sales or engineering operations? We have partnerships with law firms and accounting firms experienced in setting up Canadian subsidiaries for US tech companies and handling cross-border tax implications. We can easily transition workers from Syndesus PEO to your own Canadian corporation when the time is right.
Need to bring a remote engineer or engineering team into North America? We can help. Immigration into the US is a challenging and arduous process. What comes to mind when you hear the words “H-1B”? Fortunately, Canada has more reasonable immigration policies that we can help you navigate. For example, your engineering team in the Ukraine could immigrate to Canada. The benefits of making this move include safety for the engineers, safety for your IP, similar time zone, proximity to US operations, ease of travel between offices, and same (or lower) costs.